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  • Writer's pictureRose Wentz

How to Adopt A Guinea Pig Responsibly

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

So you want to get a guinea pig but don't know the right way? Well, you've certainly come to the right place. Getting a guinea pig is exciting, fun, and memorable, but it's important to know how. You might think, "Well, I'll just pick one up at Pet Smart!", but it's a bit more complicated. First off, I strongly advise you to adopt two guinea pigs, not one. Guinea pigs can become extremely lonely, depressed, and sick if they don't have a friend. So if you want to get a guinea pig, then you should get at least two. Second, you should decide what gender of guinea pigs you want. I advise two sows (female guinea pigs) or a neutered boar (male guinea pig) and a sow. Two sows or a neutered male and female are less likely to fight than two boars. I would also advise getting guinea pigs with a bit of an age difference so that there is an obvious dominant guinea pig. Lastly, I would encourage you to adopt, not shop. There are so many guinea pigs in adoption shelters that would love a home. I hope this helped you to adopt a guinea pig responsibly and stress-free.

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