Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
54301, Czech Republic
Posted Nov 19, 2015
Guinea pig is surely an interesting little creature. It a good choice for people for look for little mammals and who like to take care of it. Like other little mammals like mice or hamsters it does not live that long though - however, if well taken care of and provided stress-free habitat and quality feeding, it can live longer than usual. Ours lived for exceptional almost 10 years (it had strong health problems at the time of passing away).
It is surely good with children as you can expect no harm caused by such little animal. Beware of exposing it to bigger dogs or cats. It is easy to feed and to handle. If its fur is well groomed you can have a very nice looking guinea pig. The only disadvantages that come to my mind are: you should clean its terrarium often or it will really really awfully stink. It is also possible that the guinea pig can flee the cage/terrarium and take a trip around your house hidding behing coaches and household appliances where it may be difficult to get it from. The same applies if you take it outside but your guinea pig will be wholeheartedly grateful to you for a fresh grass.