True or False: Guinea pigs make good pets for children.
The nurseries overflow with messy pets—nor does Puck ever remember to feed his guinea-pig.
If you think you are unable to find a responsible person to look after your guinea pig, there are some excellent boarding services available. Always ask to inspect the premises and make a list of questions you may like to ask before allowing any boarding service to look after your guinea pig. Remember it will be their little holiday too and you'll want to make sure your piggies will be well cared for and happy while you are away. Some veterinary practices will board guinea pigs for a fee, but I would check they have separate facilities for guinea pigs and quieter pets. You don't want your guinea pig near poorly animals or barking dogs.
When Spanish conquistadors brought guinea pigs from to , the tiny "curiosities" were bred as pets across a wide swath of Elizabethan societal classes, a new study suggests.
Indeed they do! guinea pigs are wonderful little animals, my list is endless to why I think guinea pigs make ideal pets. They are charming, very affectionate, intelligent, talkative, all have unique personalties, can be very comical, cuddly, inquisitive and they rarely bite. For me personally and from my own experience with other smaller animals, I would go as far as saying guinea pigs are the most ideal pet to share your life with. Of course I am biased and I do appreciate all animals are different and all have endearing qualities, but for me, a guinea pig is awarded 10/10 for being so idyllic. Guinea pigs can live up to 5 to 7 years, so you'll hopefully have many happy years with your little friend.If you are concerned about your guinea pigs behaviour/health, please visit your vet as soon as possible. Remember your vet needs to be a veterinary that works with exotic pets, guinea pigs, parrots and other small animals. Remember that prompt veterinary treatment could save your guinea pigs life, so please don't use any site as a substitute. An excellent site you could try for medical reference is which also has a very busy health and medical forumBelow is a list of the most common types of guinea pigs found as pets. This is not an all-inclusive list and other breeds may be available. Many cavies can have regular or satin hair. Satins have finer hair with a natural sheen that glistens.Guinea Pigs as Pets Guinea pigs are cuddly, comical, and clever. They make wonderful pets for children and can be very social animals. The animals do better in pairs as they prefer company, so unless you have a lot of time to devote to your pet getting at least two is often a good idea.