Animal Stories - American Guinea Pig

Animal-World Information about: American Guinea Pig

   The fabulous docile "Guinea Pig" is neither a pig nor is it from Guinea!
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Anonymous - 2013-07-13
I don't have a guinea pig but I love them. I have a baby boy hamster named Rory, before we got Rory my sister had a girl hamster named Creamy. I love animals and want to be a vet when I am older. I want to be a vet and hamster/ guinea pig breeder.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-14
    A veterinarian is an awesome thing to be when you grow up! Good luck and don't give up!
  • yolanda - 2014-01-17
    i love this animal
Leslie - 2013-06-14
I have A Guinea Pig Named Chloe. Just To Note That Guinea Pigs Should Have The Proper Bedding. Pine Hurts There Feet, Carefresh Makes IT Smell, Aspen Has Dust,Fleece Stinks! I Strongly Would NOT Recommend IT. I Use Recycled Paper Bedding And IT Last A Long Time. Thanks For Reading!

Amigo - 2012-12-28
Are guinea pigs easy to litter box train? I want to get one but need it to be at least mostly trained. Thanks

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-28
    They are actually fairly easy to train as long as you are consistant.
  • Susie - 2013-02-28
    Amigo, No they are not easy to litter box train! It is very difficult to get a guinea pig to poo in one place and virtually impossible to train them to poo in a litter box. Any owner will tell you that they go everywhere! Don't get a guinea pig if you're not prepared to clean up the mess. You need to be fully aware of what you are letting yourself in for before committing to any pet. A pet is for life and is a big commitment.
  • chelsea - 2013-03-20
    My sister and I share two guinea pigs and have no problem cleaning up after them. We spot clean about every other day and fully clean the cage on Sunday.
Maria Gilbert - 2012-12-23
The American Guinea-pig is an absolutely gorgeous, and extra ordinary creature.

Pj - 2012-01-04
I need to know exactly how much the guiniea pigs are!!!!!

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-04
    It varies from place of purchase. Most large pet retailers such as PetSmart, or Petco sell them for $20-30. However, I have found them cheaper at privately owned pet stores for $15.00.
  • dalia garza - 2012-08-14
    Hello my name is Dalia. And I'm a first time breeder with only one cute and adorable guinea pig who I love very very much. My pet guinea pigs name is Bugzie Casper, he's all white with light brown patches on the left side of his but I found out that he's half albino and half kaliko.
emily - 2012-06-02
I'm planning to get a guinea pig. I'm only eleven. I have four fish by the way but I want an animal that can run and play with me. Should I get one?

please reply
thank you

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  • emily - 2012-06-02
    PS: I live in a apartment i forgot to add that to my comment.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-02
    A little guinea pig can be a really great pet and lots of fun. If you get one, it would be up to you to take care of. Just like your mom took care of you when you were really little, you would have to take care of your little guinea pig because it is really little and can't take care of itself. It is a good apartment pet but you have to clean the cage a little every day and then real well a couple times a week. You have to make sure he has food and fresh water. You have to hold him and play with him and talk to him and tell him stories. Of course you can tell him all your secets cuz he won't tell anyone ever. So if you are willing to clean the cage, feed and water the little fella and care for him - I think it would make a real good pet.
  • Anonymous - 2012-08-05
    I am also eleven and I am getting a guinea pig what kind would you recommend
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-05
    Get whatever guinea pig that likes you the best.
  • Kimberly - 2012-08-12
    Hello, I am 14 years old I have 3 guinea pigs. They are very loving. I have an Abyssinian, an American, and an American-silky. If you would like to comb/brush your guinea pigs hair I would recomend a silky or there are plenty of other breeds with long hair but if you don't really plan on taking care of it's hair besides bathing them then an American is best(: I love guinea pigs. Mine don't really run and play they like to lay down and be lazy and cuddle and that's about it. But you should look up all the different types of breeds and see what fits your personality. Since your a first time handler I think you should start out with a mellow guinea pig first, but that is my opinion but they are VERY loving. You just have to take care of them and interact with them a lot and stuff.  Hope you find a new best friend soon! Enjoy your guinea pig.!!!!(:
Nyka Arielle Cabutotan - 2012-07-18
Nice but our american shorthair guinea pig has six babies! It's our first time to see it and they are like hamsters!

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Diana Mautino - 2012-06-26
I have 10 rescue guinea pigs. I keep the females in one room and the males in another. I put down tarp and then I cover with towels and I have all kinds of houses and toys and climbing things. They are all very happy.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-27
    That's a houseful.  Have fun
brooke - 2011-12-28
I am looking into getting a american guinea pig but I have no idea how big it gets and how much it should weigh when it is an adult please help I'm desperate

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-29
    They aren't very big. They usually grow to about 8 - 9 inches and just a little bigger than the palm of you hand. You usually see them pretty much full grown in the pet stores if that helps.
  • tiara - 2012-02-17
    I have a guinea pig named whiskers. Mine is an American Guinea Pig. I had him for 2 years and he is still little but just getting fat and he is very healthy and active. It all depends on the cage size(meaning small cage=big cavy)(big cage = little cavy)
  • Maeve - 2012-05-23
    One of ours is 1 k and th other is 1 k 200 g
steven - 2012-05-08
I just got a Guinea pig today and I love her! I hope I don't lose interest! What kinds of household snacks do they like? Can they eat dry cereals?

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  • lugdegbt - 2012-05-18
    i don't think they can!
  • Maeve - 2012-05-23
    Well, They can corn flakes, but not that many at a time!