As with any pet, make sure you do your research before you adopt. Guinea pigs are very different pets than cats and dogs, and require special care. They eat a lot. They eat mostly hay, greens, vegetables, and some fruit and pellets. Guinea pigs poop a lot - it's just part of who they are and means they are healthy! They can live about 6-7 years or even longer with good care. While they can make good pets for families with older children, adults can enjoy their companionship just as much.
In my opinion, there isn't much NOT to love about guinea pigs. But in case someone out there needs more convincing, here are 7 Reasons to Love Guinea Pigs for Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month.
1. They have great hair.Guinea pigs are pretty stylish little critters. Many of them really know how to rock their look and have awesome hair!
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2. They make cute noises.
In case you didn't know, guinea pigs make the cutest noises EVER. They are sometimes described as "wheeks".
3. They always appreciate a good meal.
Even if you aren't the most talented chef in the world, a guinea pig will always appreciate a tasty meal when presented with one. This includes lots of hay, dark leafy greens, and some veggies and fruit. You won't hear complaints from these piggies!
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4. Good at cuddling.
Need a cuddle partner? Guinea pigs got you covered.
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5. Great fashion sense.
While it doesn't really matter if your guinea pig has great fashion sense or not, they sure do look cute in a shiny hat and tiny purse.
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6. They'll cut your grass.Guinea pigs enjoy supervised time outdoors. Sunshine and fresh green grass are fun! While you might need quite a few piggies to get your grass to an acceptable height, they are still eager to do the work for you. ;) Cinnamon and Cookie from Carma Poodale are ready for work!
7. They like making friends.What's better than one guinea pig? Two guinea pigs, of course! Guinea pigs enjoy the company of other piggies. It's best to keep at least two or more.
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When you're ready, ask you local shelter about adopting a rescued guinea pig. They're waiting for you!