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Letting a pet have closely supervised meet-and-greets is a whole lot different from letting a rat and a guinea pig share the same habitat. Ask yourself whether your goal is a rat and guinea pig that enjoy sniffing each other through cage bars or consolidating cage space and making these two species roommates. Depending on your pets' personalities, a safe introduction through cage bars can satisfy one pet's curiosity about the other in the room. But housing rats and guinea pigs together is not recommended.
Undoubtedly, guinea pigs are great pets for all those reasons and more. But there are a few more things to consider before acquiring one.
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I got two guinea pigs from a pet store a few years back, sisters. One died from unknown causes (took het to the vet and picked her up dead, they didn't figure it out) and our girl has been alone ever since (been a few years now). We have tried bonding her to others, but she just won't do it. We keep her in a busy room and give her lots of attention, do you think it's okay that she doesn't have a friend? If not, do you have any tips on bonding them, I've read quite a few articles and followed the advice, but she always ends up attacking them. Like, trying to kill them, not just little nips. Reason 6: They're pretty funny-looking in an adorable way. I've never had guinea pigs as pets but I do like them a lot! :)
Photo provided by FlickrGuinea Pigs bond easily with their pet parent(s) and will communicate through various sounds such as squeaks, chirps and purrs.
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Indeed they do! guinea pigs are wonderful little animals, my list is endless to why I think guinea pigs make ideal pets. They are charming, very affectionate, intelligent, talkative, all have unique personalties, can be very comical, cuddly, inquisitive and they rarely bite. For me personally and from my own experience with other smaller animals, I would go as far as saying guinea pigs are the most ideal pet to share your life with. Of course I am biased and I do appreciate all animals are different and all have endearing qualities, but for me, a guinea pig is awarded 10/10 for being so idyllic. Guinea pigs can live up to 5 to 7 years, so you'll hopefully have many happy years with your little friend.What do I need for my pet guinea pig?
Now that you have decided on a guinea pig as your pet you should have the cage and all the supplies necessary before bringing him home. This care sheet will guide you in having everything you need. Remember, cavies are chewers so choose his home accordingly.Yes, but you need to be . If you have free range predatory animals like a dog or a cat, never leave them together unsupervised, not even for a few seconds. Cats and dogs have natural instincts to hunt and a quick moving piggy could arouse their natural instincts. Even if your cat or dog is very friendly, they may even think that they are just playing with the piggy, not realising they are hurting them. A possible solution would be while your guinea pigs are having their free range time in a safe room ( for example: no wires, no household plants that the inquisitive piggy can reach ) then you could place your cat or dog in another room, leaving messages on doors to alert other family members. You will have to make sure you have a very secure cage for your guinea pig, as some cats or dogs might work out how to open the cage door! Remember young inquisitive toddlers can also learn how to open a cage door. Pets like rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, rats and mice should not be introduced to a guinea pig. Pets like hamsters can bite a guinea pig, even though they are much smaller. In the interest of the guinea pigs safety, its best not to introduce any other type of pet to your guinea pig and be very cautious at all times.Guinea Pigs as Pets
Guinea pigs are cuddly, comical, and clever. They make wonderful pets for children and can be very social animals. The animals do better in pairs as they prefer company, so unless you have a lot of time to devote to your pet getting at least two is often a good idea.