What Do you think of Guinea Pigs?

Philippines
April 4, 2007 9:24pm CST
They are soo cute... they are so soft and i really love hugging them i am one in my room.. they are so warm that makes me hug him, i named him hamtaro after the cartoon show HAMTARO it is about hamsters lol.. Well hamsters are guinea pigs are similar or maybe they're just the same...
2 responses
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Apr 07
Hamsters and guinea pigs are very different. Hamsters are nocturnal, guinea pigs are diurnal. Hamsters are omnivores, guinea pigs are herbivores. Hamsters are around 100 grams, guinea pigs are around 1000 grams. Hamsters are solitary animals for the most part, while guinea pigs are very social animals (you should never have a single guinea pig, they should be in pairs or groups). For more information on guinea pigs, see www.guinealynx.info
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
i can't take care of a lot of guinea pigs coz i'm always busy so i only have one... i love my Hamtaro very much...
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Apr 07
If you're too busy to take care of two, you shouldn't be caring for one. You should have gotten a hamster. Besides, if your too busy, that means your piggie is sitting there being lonely in his cage all day. How sad. At least if they have a buddy they don't really need your interaction.
@kiukitsu (291)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
I used to have one, she's very cute. Whenever she hears my footsteps, she would, err, what do you call this. . she would make a weird sound. Just like bark for dogs, meow for cats, tweet for birds. You get it? I didn't know that they should be kept in pairs or groups until i research things about them. And also, they must have really big cage.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
29 Apr 07
That's their "wheeking" sound. Mine do that whenever they hear a plastic bag that they believe contains veggies.