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Honeybun

American Guinea Pig

Overall satisfaction

2/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Female

Appearance

4/5

Friendly

2/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Activity level

1/5

Visibility

5/5

Health

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to feed

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

2/5

Short-lived Ownership

By

Massachusetts, United States

Posted Dec 05, 2012

For some reason, I decided that I wanted a guinea pig, so I went to PetSmart and got a fat, fluffy, white American guinea pig. But I only owned her for a few months before we decided to give her away. Now I'm sure that all guinea pigs aren't like Honeybun, but I've only owned her so I can only speak for my experience with her. First of all, she was a little mean. She really didn't like being held or played with and she didn't really ever do much in the cage. Also, guinea pigs and all rodents are a bit of a hassle to take care of because you have to frequently change their cages and clean them. Plus, I like having pets that respond to me and that I can play with, and guinea pigs don't really fit the bill. So like I said, we gave Honeybun to our friend who is a teacher, and she took Honeybun to the school as a class pet. Unfortunately, Honeybun died after just a short time at the school, and I haven't had any other guinea pigs or rodents as pets since. I would only recommend a guinea pig to someone who is willing and able to clean its cage very often and doesn't mind the smell. Of course, the more you clean it, the less the cage smells. I also wouldn't recommend a guinea pig to anyone with small children that wouldn't understand how to be gentle with it. All small mammals require a lot of gentle care, so the owner must be aware of this before purchsing one.

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