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Guinea Pig

Discounted Price $31.99 Old Price $37.99
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product highlights

  • Social, but shy at first
  • Ideal for children 8 & up
  • Will enjoy a cage mate
  • Needs a vitamin C supplement
  • Lives 5-8 years
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

These gentle, social companion pets will enjoy the companionship of another guinea pig (if you have two, house only same gender pairs), as well as interaction with their Pet Parents. Although shy at first, they will develop intense affection for their Pet Parents and may whistle to signal their happiness. Guinea pigs are diurnal, so they are most active during the day and will sleep about 4-6 hours per night.

Things to remember

Lifting & handling
Handle your guinea pig gently. Place one hand under her shoulders with your thumb over and around the neck, use your other hand to support under her back end, and hold firmly but not tightly.

Vitamin C
Guinea pigs cannot store or manufacture vitamin C, so you'll need to add a supplement to her water daily.

Special needs
Your guinea pig's front teeth never stop growing -- so she needs lots of healthy things to chew on like treat sticks and chews.

Choose a fortified diet made especially for guinea pigs.

Your guinea pig needs a well-ventilated home with a solid floor, large enough for a food dish, water bottle and a hiding area (if one isn't built in). There should be plenty of room for all cage accessories, and for him to move around freely.

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All pets purchased at PetSmart are raised under our exclusive Vet Assured program and come with a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Vet Assured is a program designed by PetSmart veterinarians to improve the health and well-being of our pets. The program sets standards for the care of our pets by our live animal partners and store associates and establishes strict standards for the monitoring and prevention of common illnesses found in pets. PetSmart makes a significant investment in the care of our pets and it is apparent in the quality and comfort of the pets in our stores. However, if your pet becomes ill during this initial 14-day period, or if you're not satisfied with your pet for any reason, PetSmart will gladly replace the pet or refund the purchase price. Please keep your sales receipt and return the pet to the store where it was purchased if needed.

Guinea Pig
31.99 New Out Of Stock
Guinea Pig
31.99 New Out Of Stock
Guinea Pig is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from female guinea pigs are great companions I love female guinea pigs. I have two of my own. I have had several guinea pigs and I've never been bitten and they are a bit shy at first but after a few weeks of giving them attention, the squeal every time you walk into the room or when they know your home. They love to snuggle and go crazy when you walk into the room with treats. I got both of my guinea pigs at Pet smart when they were about six weeks old. They were not very friendly but they have came around and I can't imagine them with anyone else but me. I truly do recommend guinea pigs as a companion because they are great pets and friends. -Lakend
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Pets! Recently bought two female Guinea Pigs, they were shy at first but they warmed up. They are so friendly and they do not bite. They make great pets no matter the age, they are good for kids as long as they handle them right.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My guinea is my baby! I've had Siren for a year now. Silly personality, loves to talk and knows when it's meal time! She's never bitten anyone, and loves to give kisses. I would recommend a guinea pig to anyone starting out as a pet owner or if they just enjoy smaller animals!
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my pig I like my Guinea pig very much. She is easy to handle and she likes being petted. I wouldn't recommend them to people aren't going to have enough time for them. But if you have enough time it would be a great pet for you to have.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Pets I bought Two a few Months ago was supposed to be Two Females well lets Just say I have 6 Now Lol.........
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pet, a Little Smelly! Guinea Pigs are great pets I did to have 2 but one of my beloved babies unfortunately died. :( I am glad that i still have 1, and i really hope to get him a new companion soon. Guinea Pigs are not much work but grow fast. I would really recommend this animal to anyone that can handle weekly cage cleaning. Kids, you have chores comin' to ya! Guinea pigs will crawl on your shoulders and watch TV with you, just maintain a good long-lasting relationship! Remember to pet your guinea pig and love on him or he might get depressed and die. do not take them out to clean there cage unless you have a safe place. I strongly recommend having a companion for them since they are very social animals. There hair can grow long and they shed a lot! do not brush them too often because they have sensitive skin. These pets take a lot of time, but it is definitely worth it. Thanks for reading my review.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweetest Guinea pig I've had! I love Judy and Tink! They are the sweetest, most loving pets I have! They wake up bright and early every morning for breakfast! I love watching Netflix with them! I've had both of them for about 3 years now! love them sooooooo much!
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Sweet I love my guinea pig! She loves to be petted under her chin and she goes CRAZY for sweet peppers:) But the only con is she wakes me up in the morning any were from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.:( she is black and white and her name is Lucy.
Date published: 2014-10-05
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If I get 2 females will they fight or will they get along or should I get 1 boy and 1 girl

Asked by: Eddie1175
It is a good idea to get 2 of the same gender. If you have the money you could get them fixed so the optoin of getting 1 one male and 1 female is possible. If you can not get them fixed you should get 2 of the same gender, at least if you dont want to end up with a lot more guinea pigs than you bargined for.
Answered by: Cb_GuineaPigGirl
Date published: 2019-06-11

Can you leave a guinepig alone for a weekend if it has plenty of food or water in its cage 

Asked by: Jleonard27
Yes you can when you leave them alone give them two water bottles full of water or just one big one. Give them more than  enough food just to be careful you’ll also want to give them a lot of chew toys so they won’t get bored especially if you only have one.
Answered by: Hitherefrand123
Date published: 2019-06-07

I see in the reviews that it is advisable to have 2 guinea pigs, I would like to know if it is ok to just have one (she would have plenty of attention from me)

Asked by: Toni6299
 it is best to have two but if you can only get one for right now you can get another later
Answered by: Hitherefrand123
Date published: 2019-06-07

Hey! I have a girl guinea pig that recently lost her mother she is 4 years old I was thinking of buying a new bigger cage and getting two more females. I just worry that they won't get along.. how would I do that without them bullying each other?

Asked by: Jordan125
When introducing more piggies into the pack, it is best to set up some floor time for them - when you first bring them home. Make sure there are plenty of places to hide. And try not to intervene unless you have to
Answered by: Lilliana
Date published: 2019-05-30

i am trying to convince my parents to let me get a guinea pig. should i get two of them for companions or just one? which is a better option?

Asked by: calleigh
They'll be much happier with a little company. And even if you're around the 24/7. They'd still feel lonely I'm sure. I'd suggest doing some more research on the subject. And especially make sure you have a big enough cage
Answered by: Lilliana
Date published: 2019-05-26

If you have a cat and you are getting a guinea pig can you just get one or are cats and guinea pig not a good option?

Asked by: JJ pets
We have 3 guinea pigs, 1 rabbit, 2 dogs ( a 55lb. pitt mix and a 4 lb. teacup chihuahua) and 2 cats. Never had a problem. When I clean the cages, I putt 1 pig at a time in a play pen and my pitt lays by the play pen and pig sits not letting the cats near. those are her babies.
Answered by: guinea pig grandma
Date published: 2019-05-24

How old will they be?

Asked by: bright13
PetSmart sells 8-12 week old
Answered by: Lilpeete224
Date published: 2019-06-06

How can I convince my parents to get a guinea pig if I already have a Russian Dwarf hamster

Asked by: CGK2
Make sure you show them you are a loving caring and responsible pet owner. Feed hamster on time. (Set an alarm so your parents don’t need to remind you) Clean cages if old enough. Maybe even do the dishes once a week or vacuum once a week to show you can handle more responsibilities. Good luck! 
Answered by: Luvtwo
Date published: 2019-05-19
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