So you want to get your family a new pet. A little concerned about the commitment? Well, then, you may want to get them a guinea pig. Well, not just one – get them two guinea pigs!
Special note: this post is dedicated to “Wocky” (alias – “Rocky”) …. he came to our preschool class with little Miss C as her show and tell. Little Miss C is still learning how to say her R’s! LOL His guinea pig buddy who stayed at home is named “Bullwinkle,” of course. I was so taken with his cuteness and how much she loves him that I wanted to learn more about guinea pigs and am now sharing it with you …
What are guinea pigs?
Guinea pigs are small domesticated rodents, originally native to South America. These little balls of fur, also known as cavies, are affectionate, fun, hearty and easy to care for. They are small. Most weigh 1.5 to 2.5 lbs.
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So, why isn’t it right to get just one guinea pig?
Guinea pigs are very social creatures and, to have a happy life, they need at least one companion guinea pig to live with them. If they live alone, guinea pigs can become withdrawn and depressed. Happy guinea pigs always have at least one other guinea pig to be their friend.
Important note: if they are not spayed or neutered, be sure to get guinea pigs of the same gender.
Caring For Your New Guinea Pigs
Happy guinea pigs love their food and they eat a lot! They eat hay, special guinea pig pellets and many kinds of fruits and vegetables.*
See the articles below for specific foods guinea pigs should or should not eat.
Good read => *What To Feed And NOT To Feed Guinea Pigs
Good read => *Tips on Feeding Guinea Pigs
So you have made a decision and you are getting guinea pigs for your family. Now, you have to get some stuff!
Guinea Pig Supplies
Here are some of the things you will want to get for your new little fur babies: