Guinea pigs

@sprite1950 (15002)
Corsham, England
August 14, 2019 2:35am CST
I love my guinea boys, they all have such unique characters and remind me of children the way they hate sharing and squabble over food. Many people are not fond of them but some are so tame that their owners let them wander about the house. I wouldn't allow that because they are little poop machines but they can be very affectionate towards humans. Have you ever owned guinea pigs?
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@PatZAnthony (13910)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Aug
We do't have any guinea pigs but know many really enjoy them as pets. They are so innocent.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
15 Aug
They all have their own little personalities too just like people.
@Ladanger (8997)
• United States
14 Aug
I have not but find them extremely cute.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
15 Aug
They are. They don't have a long life span, usually about 5-7 years but they can bring a lot of pleasure to their owners.
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@Ladanger (8997)
• United States
15 Aug
@sprite1950 wow very short. I would love to have one.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
15 Aug
@Ladanger They like company so breeders always advise people to have at least 2. I have three, all from the same parents.
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@Janet357 (22554)
14 Aug
guinea pigs are so cute. like.little shih tzus.especially the long-haired.ones
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
14 Aug
I have one fuzzy haired, one short hair and one long hair. The fuzzy and longhaired have to be trimmed.
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@Janet357 (22554)
14 Aug
@sprite1950 you know, there was a time that i wanted to eat a guinea pig as it was also a delicacy but then when i saw a cute long-haired guinea pig, i felt so piteous for that cute baby.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
14 Aug
@Janet357 Oh noooo! I could never eat mine lol.
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14 Aug
Cute pet. But I can't have it due to lack of space to care for it.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
15 Aug
Yes they do need a hutch or cage big enough to run around in.
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@jstory07 (81099)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Aug
I never had a guinea pig and not sure why. We did have hamsters.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
15 Aug
I had hamsters at one time but they could bite. Guinea pigs rarely bite their owners, they are very affectionate.
@CarolDM (36437)
• United States
14 Aug
I never have but I know others who have these cuties.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
14 Aug
They can be very affectionate. When I walk by they climb up the bars of their cage to greet me.
@mrki444 (5021)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Aug
I never see in my life before.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
14 Aug
They are so cute. They come from Peru originally.
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• Japan
14 Aug
I never owned one, but took care of a friends' for six months while they were in the States. It was so affectionate. Every time I walked it the door it would trill greetings at me.
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@sprite1950 (15002)
• Corsham, England
14 Aug
Yes they make such cute little noises especially if they hear me chopping veg or rustling a bag.