Rated 4 out of 5 by WalleMama Endearing, but not for everyone
First let me say I would suggests a guinea pig to anyone who has the time, room, and resources for a piggie. They really are big sweethearts and are extremely adorable. They do have their cons, however.
One is they need a LOT of room. Forget those "guinea pig" marketed cages, they don't cut it. They need a lot of room, even more so because you'll need more than one guinea pig for them to be happy. I'm sorry, but a lone guinea pig will never be as happy or healthy as a guinea pig in a colony. So please don't get a guinea pig unless you plan on getting two or more of the same gender who already have an established relationship. Also, they eat SO MUCH! You'll be spending a lot of money on numerous types of food to keep them happy.
And finally, and this is just my own personal nitpick, I'm allergic to hay, and I know a lot of other people are to. Guinea pigs need hay! So if you develop an allergy to hay you'll have to take medicine and deal with it because hay is needed for your piggies at all times!
Now, having said all that though I will most likely never repeat my guinea pig ownership, my time with Gus and Ayden (7 years) was an interesting, and sweet time and I still think so fondly of those two little gentle souls.
They are a high maintenance pet that simply will not fit in everyone's life, but those who think they have what it takes to open your hearts and homes to a couple or more piggies, I say go for it!
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ariaaaaaaaa Amazing!
Two years ago, I recieved a guinea pig for my birthday. He was very timid, but insanely cute. He's a long haired piggy and is black and white. I was so stoked about having him and took him out daily. I wouldn't say he's very active unless something's chasing him and he lets me do almost whatever I want! I can style his hair, put clothes on, take him on walks in his harness, let him in my backyard without any sort of leash, etc. Chunk (my guinea pig) now has a fan page on Instagram where I post all of his pictures and he gets tons of likes and comments. I just recently bought him a small pool for the summer and had to cut all of his fur off do to the heat :(. Even though pet stores say this pet is a "beginner pet", I disagree, they are quite difficult. They have to have a certain size cage which are not cheap, they need lots of attention got they become antisocial, they need to be bathed in a regular basis, they must have some sort of diet where they get all he nutrition needed, and Chunk has had bugs in his hair before and it takes a while till they get out of his hair. So yeah, I believe the guinea pig is not a beginner pet and probably not for kids without the help of a parent.
On July 8th, it will be Chunk's 2nd birthday and he is one of my best pets I have owned :).
June 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jaylynn These are great pets!
I got 2 male Guinea Pigs and they are very good pets. They were very shy at first, but then they would squeak and jump when I came into there room. Although after about 6 months after I bought them one of them died. The other one is still alive and healthy though. I would definitely recommend them as great family pets.
June 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lakend213 great companions
I love male guinea pigs. I have two of my own and they are super sweet. I have had several male guinea pigs and never been bitten. They love to snuggle and squeal like crazy when you bring them treats. I truly recommend a male guinea pig for a companion because they are very sweet.
June 4, 2015