Buying a Guinea pig (not a joke)

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  1. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Well... I guess we'll be able to test just how much Maverick can do with the sawzall
     
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    I would get 2 if you're going to get one. They are very social little buggers and will get depressed it they are all alone. Its a law in some countries!
    https://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/guinea-pig-switzerland/
     
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    My wife & I believe every critter we have or had needed a mate. We always had 2 guineas, finches, love birds, ferrets, cats, fish, etc.
     
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    Mav, not thinking of parting them out now, are you??? Ha!
    I have classroom pet rats...they are pretty cool too!
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think we're bringing one home today. We went to rescue over the weekend and found a really nice 4-year Pig old who's been at the shelter for a couple of months. Per the staff, he's never really wanted a buddy. They have tried to pair him up a few times, and they don't get along.

    We went back the next day and my daughter volunteered and cleaned cages for about 5 hours. She loved it, so I think we're gonna pull the trigger.
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Pics or it didn't happen. :)
     
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    A four year old Guinea Pig is already middle-aged.

    While a rescue from a shelter is a nice thing and I’m sure your daughter will take good care of it...

    They rarely live more than 10 years.

    http://guineapigaloo.com/how-long-do-guinea-pigs-live/

    Losing a favorite pet while going through puberty can be tough on a kid.

    Maybe a younger pig would be a better choice?

    Or... Maybe I just think too much.:confused:
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    whelp he’s home. This is Coco
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There's one little girl who will be too excited to sleep tonight.
     

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