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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Have a Guinea Pig?

I was curious about anyone having a guinea pig on here!
If so any care tips etc. would be great! I'm putting together a presentation for my parents :p

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 02:51 PM
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If I am right i believe sena has g.pigs
They are so cuddly if i had a better living situation aka yard and no neighbours i would have g.pigs, rabbits, pygmy goats, a eurasier, and my fish lol
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I really want one but I might have to wait 'till I move out. My auntie as a GP who is named PJ he is so loveable lol.

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Like Rabbits, Guinea pigs have a lot of special care requirements. Check out these two great websites to learn all you need to know!

http://www.guineapigcages.com

http://www.guinealynx.info

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I've been to guineapigcages.com before... guinealynx *sounds* formiliar but I might be loosing my marbles xD

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OMG guinea pigs are AWESOME!! They are the cuddliest, squishiest little nuggets!

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I had THE best piggie ever, Dawson, and yes I'm biased lol. He would scream when you opened the fridge (carrots magically appeared from there) and he gave kisses on your lips but didn't bite. I had him for probably 10 years (which is a lot for a gp). I would suggest unless you don't mind playing barber, getting a short-hair. Mine was a Peruvian so he had long hair and was a wiggleworm when it came to haircuts. He ran towards my stepsister and she thought he was a rat and she screamed and jumped on the bathroom counter lol. He just wanted to say hi and followed her.

Guinea pigs are smelly and messy, so their cages need cleaned a lot. They are such sweethearts though. Except one evil pig I had, she would attack and bite you when you even stuck your hand in to feed her, which I don't know why she did I never hurt her ever. I stuck with male gp's after that. They will need vitamin C added to their diet, as they cannot produce it on their own. Most commercial foods have some but not enough. Their teeth like rabbits continuously grow so there are times they may need to go to the vet and have them ground down.

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I had THE best piggie ever, Dawson, and yes I'm biased lol. He would scream when you opened the fridge (carrots magically appeared from there) and he gave kisses on your lips but didn't bite. I had him for probably 10 years (which is a lot for a gp). I would suggest unless you don't mind playing barber, getting a short-hair. Mine was a Peruvian so he had long hair and was a wiggleworm when it came to haircuts. He ran towards my stepsister and she thought he was a rat and she screamed and jumped on the bathroom counter lol. He just wanted to say hi and followed her.

Guinea pigs are smelly and messy, so their cages need cleaned a lot. They are such sweethearts though. Except one evil pig I had, she would attack and bite you when you even stuck your hand in to feed her, which I don't know why she did I never hurt her ever. I stuck with male gp's after that. They will need vitamin C added to their diet, as they cannot produce it on their own. Most commercial foods have some but not enough. Their teeth like rabbits continuously grow so there are times they may need to go to the vet and have them ground down.
I've owned guinea pigs for most of my life and I have never had a smelly guinea pig. I use a litter with a baking soda in it and scooped noticeable areas every day. Other than that I dump all the litter twice a month and scrub the pan with hot water to get rid of any other things. My piggy is going to be a year old soon and is a beautiful abyssinian girl. They are so cute. Her favorite spot (mine too when she was younger and smaller) was to climb up and sit on my shoulder as I went about doing my daily activities. Now she's a little big and falls off if I move, but she still loves climbing up there when we're just sitting around.


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I've owned guinea pigs for most of my life and I have never had a smelly guinea pig.
I meant the cage not the guinea pig. If you don't stay on top of it, they can get pretty stinky.

Mine was huge, the biggest I've ever seen (not fat just big). He was too big for a full size metal coffee can when he died and I tried to bury him. I miss his little grunts and squeals and his crazy antics when you opened the fridge on the other end of the house lol.

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Aww... Your guinea pig sounds so cute! I love Peruvians BUT I don't think the whole hair situation would fly with my mom xD Did your Peruvian shed at all?

My aunt has a Abyssinian and she says he doesn't shed a lot, and then when I held him hair just came off him xD She was surprised at how much he was suddenly shedding.

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