Despite their name, Guinea Pigs are not pigs and do not come from Guinea; there's plenty to learn about these furballs.
Top 10 Tips to Earn Your New Guinea Pig's Trust!
Number 1- Treats! As any Guinea Pig owner would know, the quickest root to a Piggie's heart is through their stomachs! They love veggies and will do anything to get them! Try to give your little friends a treat every time you pick them up or go to their cage. This way, they will learn to associate you and being picked up with all good things!
Guinea Pigs Galore! Part 2
That first night 3 of the 7 found new homes, leaving us with 4. The girls each get one of the solo ones so they each have their own cage to be responsible for. A and I fell in love with the two long-haired boys. Her with the red/white one pictured and myself with the black & white you can barely see in the background of the photo.
Guinea Pigs Galore! Part 1
A says to me out of the blue, "Can we get a guinea pig for the girls?" She knows I'm going to say to yes. If it's not a person, and it needs a home, I will probably take it in. A is the same way. That's why we've already got 5 dogs, 5 ferrets, 3 cats, 4 rats, and a smorgasbord of fish. D is not the same way at all, although he is pretty understanding when it comes to certain situations, so he quickly caved in this instance.
The New Guinea Pig Owner Guide
So, you want to get a guinea pig? Do you think you're ready for the responsibility? A lot of people think having a guinea pig is easy. Let me tell you something; they are wrong. While having a guinea pig can be easy for the experienced individual, there is a lot of misinformation about how you should treat a guinea pig. This misinformation can be particularly found at pet stores (like PetSmart and Petco to name a few). So what is true and what isn't about caring for a guinea pig?
What's on Your Guinea Pig's Menu?
We spent a lot of time researching and doing trial runs with our guinea pigs to find out what they are most interested in and what they are not. If you have a guinea pig and you're curious on what to add to their diet, or you have just adopted one and need to know where to start, then you have arrived at the right place! If your reasoning is the second option, then congratulations on your newest family member(s)!
So You Want to Adopt a Guinea Pig?
If you're thinking about adopting a guinea pig in the near future, first of all... good choice! Second of all, there are some things you should know prior to bringing one of these little guys into your home. While they are fairly easy to take care of, it doesn't hurt to be well-informed!
Why Guinea Pigs Make Fantastic Pets
When planning to get a pet, many people only think about getting either a dog or a cat. These animals are great but have a large amount of baggage that comes with them. They require a large amount of space, which needs to be maintained by the owner. They need to be trained and can wreak havoc on the home if not trained properly. They also require more time spent on them, and can even be potentially dangerous depending on the animal’s early life and natural levels of aggression. People who aren’t prepared for this are likely not to keep the animal, leading to these animals being left in shelters to wait to hopefully be re-adopted, or potentially end up being euthanized by the shelter.
'Squeaking' the Same Language
Early October of 2016 I made a decision that has undoubtedly flipped my world into a new light. After taking countless trips to various local pet stores, and devoting an impressive amount of time to species and ownership research, I found myself nose to whiskers with a nervously curious baby Abyssinian guinea pig.
Guinea Pig Life
Hello there! If you're here reading this, you love guinea pigs as much as I do, or just looking for some information on the little critters.