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Hank

American Guinea Pig

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

4/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Activity level

4/5

Visibility

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Oh Hank....

By

Brandon, Florida, United States

Posted Jan 11, 2019

Guinea Pigs are amusing, though not my favorite pet. We enjoyed Hank simply because he was SO HUGE. He had a pleasant personality, and he didn't mind being handled but was also happy simply meandering around by himself. Guinea pigs aren't very affectionate but they are also don't dislike people, which is nice!

In my opinion, guinea pigs should be given a large enclosure with plenty of space to explore and stretch their little legs. The larger the enclosure the happier the pet. What we did was put a tarp on the floor and made a barrier with some shelving. It was cheaper than a cage from the store and gave them ample space to live their lives.

They do require a little hideout and while you'd think they'd need a wheel to run, they're actually really dangerous for guinea pigs and should be avoided, as should exercise balls.

Guinea pigs are very vocal and that should be taken into consideration when choosing which pet you'd like. If random noises annoy you, then you may not enjoy having a guinea pig.

Personally, I think guinea pigs are adorable and a good pet. While they're not my favorite I do think they're wonderful for families and very easy to take care of.

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