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This Little Piggy Went “Wheek, Wheek, Wheek” Review with images

AdvantagesWonderful, gentle, loving pets

DisadvantagesNone

"...go elsewhere. Is there a member of staff that is willing to talk to you about your prospective babies, who seems to know what they are talking about? No, then go elsewhere. Are the piggies housed with other species such as rabbits, do any of them have runny eyes or noses, is there any sign of loose motions? Yes, then go elsewhere (after informing a member of staff).Once you’re happy that any piggies are likely to be healthy and have had ..." Read review
06.02.2012

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Community Level 4Smiley_Sca...

Smiley_Scarly

Furry things that eat a lot!

AdvantagesSweet, never bite, lovely animals

DisadvantagesConstant feeding, cleaning etc.

"Guinea pigs. I'm sure we all know a bit about them. Furry, grow up to a foot long, sort of like a cross between a gerbil and a ferret. But, knowing what they look like etc isn't going to help much when you've got your first guinea pig from the pet shop and you haven't a clue what to to. So, I thought maybe I would help out. I bought my fifth guinea pig today. When I was about 9, my Dad bought Stumpy. A few years after Stumpy died, there was Nikki ..." Read review
22.11.2008

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Community Level 4spiceyspice

spiceyspice

squeak piggy squeak

Advantagessweet,very friendly,good for small children

Disadvantagescan be quite smelly

"For my daughters 7th birthday she requested a guinea pig I did some research and discovered that its better to have 2 or 3 rather than one as they are happier in groups and don’t make very good solitary pets, some people recommended keeping one with a rabbit and a good friend of mine (now) breeds them and wouldn’t recommend that option as rabbits can be quite aggressive, so two piggies it was. Grandad make her a hutch it is about 1ft ..." Read review
16.03.2002

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Community Level 7offy

offy

Guinea pigs - an ideal pet for children

AdvantagesCute, cuddly, easy to keep pets for children

DisadvantagesThey sometimes wee on you!

"Guinea pigs are an ideal pet for children. They are cute, cuddly, cheap easy to look after and can be quite friendly if they are handled enough. If you are considering buying one, you will need a hutch (preferably wooden, but some plastic ones are fine). This can be either kept indoors or outdoors, but will need a covering to keep the rain out if it is kept outdoors. Line the bottom of the cage with newspaper and sawdust and/or hay (they will ..." Read review
09.10.2000

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Community Level 2aquar1us

aquar1us

Ideal for kids

Advantagesgreat for kids

Disadvantagesneed to look after well.

"Guinea pigs are very cute, cuddly animals, and they rarely bite. I remember my first guinea pigs- I was about 3 when we got them. I was always cudling and stroking them. Im 16 now, and I've got 4 guinea and I love them!. Housing and equipment: You will need to buy a hutch for you guinea pigs to live in. There are many different shapes and sizes. The hutch should be atleast 45cm square for one guinea pigs, 90cm long and 45cm high and wide for 2, ..." Read review
30.08.2001

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Community Level 4MadCat

MadCat

Piggy Heaven

AdvantagesSmall, friendly, suitable for small children

DisadvantagesMust have at least two, need cleaning out a lot, eat loads

"This is for all parents out there whose children are currently asking you every five minutes for an animal of their own. My own daughter started when she was three, after visiting next-door's little girl whose parents love animals and had, at that time, four rabbits, five guinea pigs, two hamsters, three cats and a dog. My husband thought that it would be a nice idea for her to have a couple of guinea pigs for her upcoming fourth birthday, and ..." Read review
11.12.2003

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Community Level 2Polkadot-pig

Polkadot-pig

Piggy Wiggy Woo Review with images

AdvantagesThe most gorgeous, easy to handle pet

DisadvantagesNone

"Hi, I've had 4 generations of Guinea Pigs - Got the first 2 when I was 4 years old (Well they were really my older brother's, but I still gave a wee hand with the petting). And I've enjoyed having them so much that everytime one piggy died - we rushed out to find two more. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BRILLIANT PETS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After 14 years of owning these delightful wee animals, I can honestly say ..." Read review
19.05.2004

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Community Level 2angels

angels

Pig by name but not by nature

Advantagesa lovely calm pet

Disadvantagescant think of any

"Guinea pigs are the sweetest childs pet, they very rarely bit or scratch like a bunnie or hamster, and will endure hours of grooming and loving. And they will eat just about all your fruit and veg scraps( no lettuce please.) ~~ They are by nature a social animal, and really are at there best in at least pairs of either sex.We have happily kept males together for years, that were not from the same litter, or even the same age. They really are a ..." Read review
25.08.2001

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Guinea pigs - a users guide Review with images

Advantagesfriendly, communicative

Disadvantagesa bit thick, but nice with it

"Stupid, smelly, noisy and incontinent are the largely unjustified reputations that Guinea pigs have within many households. Let me take this opportunity to dispel some of these. Guinea pigs are members of the cavy family within the rodent group of animals, originating in South America. They occupy a similar ecological niche as rabbits in Europe, however they cannot interbreed (although this is a subject I will touch upon later in the review). Guinea ..." Read review
14.03.2004

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Community Level 2jusophine

jusophine

Addicted To Guinea Pigs

AdvantagesGreat pets for kids, and they don't bite.

DisadvantagesCan cost quite a bit to initially buy a good size cage, and require regular cleaning out. be prepared for extra's like vet bills(can be from £25 a time!).

"I have kept Guinea Pigs(GP's)on and off over the years, and still find them utterly addictive. The Guinea Pig, whose latin name is Cavia Porcellus, makes an exceptional pet, and so interesting to keep. Our first Guinea pig, who my older brother imaginatively named 'Fluff', was an albino rossetted piggy(known as an Abyssinnian), she was shy and lacking in confidence, hardly helped by our childish over enthusiasm. We had only had her a couple of ..." Read review
27.10.2001

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Community Level 2DEE

DEE

Gorgeous Guineas - Perfect Pets

AdvantagesAdorable, easy to handle

DisadvantagesNone

"For as long as I can remember, rabbits and hamsters have reigned as the "ideal childrens pet". Well - I am completely convinced that it is only a matter of time before Guinea Pigs claim that title! These small, furry rodents are incredibly characteristic and when handled frequently become very friendly and easy to hold. They have an inquisitive nature and show their excitement by wildly squeaking, (normally if they know food is on its way!). To ..." Read review
23.08.2001

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Community Level 3lily7star

lily7star

Perfect Pets!

Advantageseasy to look after and very rewarding

Disadvantagesnot as portable and smaller rodents, so more difficult to arrange care when on holiday

"We acquired our first 2 guinea pigs a couple of years ago complete with hutch and run, as a friend was moving house, and although those 2 have sadly passed onto guinea pig heaven, we now cannot imagine life without our little friends. Guinea pigs really make the most wonderful pets, and not only the kids have one, but so do I, making the total guineas in our household up to 4. Guinea pigs are social animals and need attention and should not be ..." Read review
09.10.2000

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Community Level 1tipex

tipex

Perfect Pets

AdvantagesEasy to look after, very friendly

DisadvantagesThe hutch or cage can be expensive

"Guinea Pigs are perfect for small children and older people as well, they may squeak a lot and growl (at each other - perfectly normal) but they are really good company and they don't mind getting lifted up and petted a lot!! These pets need a lot of attention, they should be petted for about 30 minutes every day and they need cleaned out at lease once a week (for two). Guinea Pigs very rarely need groomed but once every 2-3 months they should get ..." Read review
31.12.2000

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Community Level 2sharon1983

sharon1983

guinea pigs

Advantagescute and cuddly

Disadvantagesthey die

"...guinea and arent even a member of the pig family.they like lots of fresh fruit and vegetables but they need some hay in their cage for their diet!i used to make mine a fruit and vegetable salad.be sure to include lettuce but not iceberg!guinea pigs can live upto the age of 8 although i have read about one where it was 11.they can be known to bite although one of mine only bit me because it could smell the tomato on my hand!guinea pigs cages need cleaning ..." Read review
28.05.2003

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Community Level 1ginipigy

ginipigy

wheeeeky pigs!!!

Advantagesgood pets for children, friendly, rarely bite

Disadvantagescleaning out cages

"we bought our two female guinea pigs about 5 months ago...buying two together is recommended as they are very social animals (not the males though - unless brought up together.) we have found them to be excellant pets...after overcoming their initial fear of humans (they can be extremely timid)...they have went the other way and greet us with loud wheeeks when we enter the room - hoping for food i hasten to add! They are very food orientated animals ..." Read review
03.01.2005

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