9 Wonderful Benefits of Owning a Guinea Pig

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Guinea pigs make adorable pets. Not only are they cute, their meek, docile nature can make everyone, grown-ups and children alike, want to pet them, protect them and help them feel that all is right with the world. It can be a wonderful feeling to have pets that look to you to be kept safe. These are inexpensive, sweet-tempered pets that ask for nothing more than a little love. Here are a few more reasons why guinea pigs make wonderful pets.
Benefits of Owning a Guinea Pig

1. Guinea pigs are inexpensive pets

Guinea pigs are inexpensive pets

Guinea pigs are typically either free to adopt or cost little at pet stores. If you buy your cavy, you may need to pay a little extra for one of the rarer breeds. Guinea pigs don’t all need to look the same, either. You get to choose by body weight, length of fur and color.

4 Responses

  1. Sry guys but i have had guinea pigs for over 25years and they all were noisy (not in an annoying way) and they all lived for 7-8years….



  3. Guinea pigs live between 5-7 years on average

  4. Erin gilson

    Guinea pigs are fragile creatures, prone to many illnesses such as Urinary Tract Infections, Upper Respiratory Infections, Kidney & Bladder Stones, Impaction and Scurvy. Breeding is highly important, so buying from Pet Stores who only look to make a profit is a big no-no. They require a highly specific daily diet of lots of hay, which is NOT cheap, fresh veggitables with the proper calcium to phosphorus ratio, high quality pellets, and vitamin C supplements. They also require a cage with a minimum of 7 square feet, as well as at least an hour of supervised floor time each day. Newspaper is NOT an appropriate bedding – their bedding should either be an absorbent fleece which should be spot cleaned every day, or absorbant store bought bedding which gets VERY expensive. Their typical lifespan is between 5-7 years, but some can live as old as 10 years. These creatures are NOT a starter pet!!!!

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