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4 Reasons to Get a Guinea Pig  


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Looking to bring a pet into your home but don't want the hassle of owning a dog? A guinea pig is a great place to start and the perfect alternative to a shaggy removed link They're sociable, fun and easy to look removed link As long as you feed it properly, keep its habitat clean and make sure it gets plenty f exercise, you can expect a guinea pig to last four to five years or removed link

removed link Feeding is easy

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The good news is that guinea pigs have fairly simple removed link A bunch of hay and some vegetables are enough to keep them removed link You can also get special pellets that are made for guinea pigs and which contain vitamin C and is important to their removed link

removed link They're good for kids

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A guinea pig is a great first pet for kids who want an animal to look removed link They are a lot more docile than other smaller animals such as rodents and don't mind being removed link You're also less likely to find them nipping at your child's removed link

removed link They're easy to look after

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The problem with getting a pet is that you need to find someone to look after it when you go on removed link Compared to bigger animals, guinea pigs are perfect because they require only a small amount of removed link That means your friends or family are going to be more willing to look after removed link

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Some rodents like rats, gerbils and mice can not only be skittish, they tend not to be very removed link Guinea pigs are smart little mammals and love to removed link For children looking for a first pet, they're a perfect choice because they're so sociable and fun to removed link

Getting Your First Guinea Pig

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As with any animal, there are a few things that you need to be aware of before you buy a guinea removed link

Firstly, they're highly sociable and live healthier lives when in removed link In fact, in many countries, you can't buy a guinea pig on its own, only as a removed link Of course, this means you have to be sure you get both of the same sex unless you want to start a guinea pig removed link If you have males, they will certainly need to be neutered so that they get on removed link

Secondly, they can be quite removed link Guinea pigs sleep only for short periods and can be shuffling around in the middle of the night so be careful where you set up their cage unless you want to be removed link

If you have other small pets, then keeping them apart is removed link Rodents and smaller mammals can pass on all sorts of diseases if they are allowed to removed link

Finally, you don't have to go the local pet shop to find a guinea removed link The RSPCA often has them – unfortunately, they're one of the most discarded pets in the UK because they are often bought on a removed link It's a good way to support the charity and to give an abandoned animal a safe removed link