Animal Stories - American Guinea Pig

Animal-World Information about: American Guinea Pig

   The fabulous docile "Guinea Pig" is neither a pig nor is it from Guinea!
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emily - 2010-09-02
I have 2 abbyssinians named sophie and lola I love them 2 death.

Jeff Seanor - 2010-03-28
I was given a guinea pig because the previous owner couldn't keep it. She's adorable and has a personality to her. I recently just got another one, she's smaller. Both great girls.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-07-26
    And how much are you selling them for? I have one but she's lonely so I'm trying to find her another friend? How old are they?
Alexandra - 2010-05-08
I have two piggies named Lenny and Kerby. Sadly Lenny has a lump on his neck, but when you touch it it doesn't seem to hurt him and you can move it. I'm scared it might be a tumor. So how can you tell if your piggie has a tumor or something else? Besides that they are a joy, they get along fine now and are super cute!

Ahmed - 2010-03-13
I have 1 white crested guinea pig and 1 American guinea pig they are so cute

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  • Josh - 2010-05-03
    I so agree I love them so much.
vivienne - 2010-03-10
ive got two cute guinea pigs-sammy n sylvester...sammy has jus given birth to two pups.guinea pigs are seriously cute n adorable.i m glad i have them.

SandyLampey - 2009-10-09
I currently have 2 guinea pigs. LuLu is a female albino. Slugo is a male albino. LuLu is due to have babies in the middle of November. Slugo is sensitive, he always runs when you enter the room. LuLu just goes with the flow. I will post again when she has her babies!

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  • amie campbell - 2010-03-01
    I am looking for a guinea pig, are you going to sell the babies
James Miller - 2010-02-08
I just got my guinea pig! She is a she of course so I named her Sara! She is the cutest guinea pig ever! She is a woodsy brown with a white stripe in the middle of her nose and a small white tuft on her forehead and one white leg! She is only two months old and she is already letting us hold her and play with her! And she is smart! She never poops outside of her cage! Thanks for all of the excellent tips animal world! I owe you a huge thanks! See ya next time! I really do hope to come to you again with questions. So until next time, Keep up the good work!
James Miller

Lara & Milli - 2010-01-29
My piggy Milli who I adopted from a friend is just loving her new diet from this site! Milli says a BIG thank you for making her day and finding her new favorite time of day! Putting vitamin C and the other foods you suggested in her toys has kept her very busy inside the cage.

jlo - 2010-01-22
Why can't male and female guinea pigs stay in the same cage.

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  • Savos Mok - 2010-05-01
    If you want to breed them, be sure to do the proper research or you could end up killing your female. If you are unsure of your female's age and whether or not she has given birth before, STOP! She NEEDS to have had at least one litter before she is 6-9 months old. Giving birth before this time permanently breaks a ridge of cartilage that connects the front of her pelvis, opening the birth canal in the process. If this cartilage is NOT broken by the age above, it will calcify (harden into bone). If she gets pregnant after this happens, she will not be able to give birth and you will NEED to take her to a veteranarian who specializes in small animals when she goes into labor. They will perform a Ceaserian Section (better known as a C-Section) on her to remove the babies, hopefully alive. If the operation is successful, you still have a lot to worry about! Guinea Pigs react poorly to anesthesia and 10 to 30 percent will die within a few days of going under the knife.

    I lost my guinea pig Caramel back in November because of anesthesia complications. She woke me up with her labor squeals one morning, having her second litter of babies. Unfortunately, her babies were still-born and her labor was unusually difficult, lasting well over four hours. Four babies came out, but she had one more baby in her when her labor stopped. I took her in to see the vet, and they tried to re-induce labor using an oxytocin injection. All that managed to help her give birth to was a placenta. So they put her under and managed to work the baby out from the outside. I was so happy my girl was going to live! Unfortunately, she only lasted until the next night, when she died in my arms...
Sarah - 2009-11-06
Awwwwwww LuLu had her babies they are adorable! Thanks to this site I found out good advice for taking care of them. I didn't name them yet because I don't know whether they are boys are girls. I will find out soon. They look just like their parents! She had 4, and now I have 6 guinea pigs. Seriously! I mean 6 guinea pigs, 4 hermit crabs, 3 dogs, a cat, 3 bettas, ands I love them dearly. Thanks animal world for everthing!