Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Posted Sep 30, 2016
We have had a Teddy Guinea Pig since 2009 when we bought her from a breeder. She is mostly black with a few brown spots on her face. When we first brought her home, we handled her a lot. She was always nervous being handled, but would snuggle up in pockets of our sweatshirts. As she got bigger, we handled her less, and she became very skittish around people and tends to stay hidden in her hut most of the time.
She is quiet, but will squeak a little when she wants food. We feed her dry pellets and vegetables like carrots and lettuce daily. Her water bottle needs to be refilled every 1-2 days. The bedding in the cage should be replaced every week, and the whole cage needs to be thoroughly cleaned every month to keep from smelling. She lived with another Teddy Guinea Pig for a few years before the other died. They got along great and had no issues living in the same cage.
Her nails need to be clipped about every month or so too. We have always done this ourselves but I believe they do it in pet stores as well.
I would recommend Teddy Guinea Pigs to anyone looking for an easy to care for pet!