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American Guinea Pig

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

5/5

Easy to handle

5/5

Activity level

3/5

Visibility

5/5

Health

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

Everybody should get a guinea pig

By

United States

Posted Jun 28, 2014

My guinea pig Ghost is a little fat since guinea pigs are prone to obesity but he is cheerful and friendly. I acquired him when we found out that one of our females was actually a male and he got our girl Charlie pregnant. When he was born he had a twin Rufas and two other brothers who were all adopted out. We kept Ghost because he was so people friendly. He will call out for you. He will com when you call him and he is genuinely thrilled to just sit on the sofa and watch hockey with you. I've owned a lot of guinea pigs and this little guy takes the cake.

Guinea pigs are my favorite pet to own because it's easy to look after them and for the most part they are incredibly healthy. Ghost had a problem with a cyst which had us tensely cleaning the wound and watching and waiting. But he's healthy as a horse now. That's the one major issue I have with owning guinea pigs; the health issue. We've lost a few to illness and the vet care is terrible for them. Unless you go to a specially trained small animal doctor, your vet can be deadly. Also they very rarely survive the anesthesia. Ghost was treated with antibiotics for his cyst and was very lucky. He is also very fat. He loves veggies almost as much as he loves people. He will dance around when he gets what he wants.

Small animals, huge personalities. I recommend them highly. But get them from a rescue or a private breeder if you can.

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