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Excellent

ProWonderful, gentle, loving pets

ContraNone

*This review is long, but it is a guide to choosing and looking after the most wonderful of pets and I’ve tried to be as comprehensive as I can.**I am not an expert, all the information and advice in here is based on my experience as an enthusiastic “Mummy” to a total of six piggies over the last...

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“Furry things that eat a lot!”

published 22/11/2008

ProSweet, never bite, lovely animals

ContraConstant 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...

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Excellent

Proa lovely calm pet

Contracant 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...

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“Piggy Heaven”

published 11/12/2003

ProSmall, friendly, suitable for small children

ContraMust have at least two, need cleaning out a lot, e...

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...

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Excellent

ProCute, cuddly, easy to keep pets for children

ContraThey 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...

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Excellent

“squeak piggy squeak”

published 16/03/2002

Prosweet,very friendly,good for small children

Contracan 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)...

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Excellent

“Guinea pigs - a users guide”

published 14/03/2004

Profriendly, communicative

Contraa 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...

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Excellent

“Piggy Wiggy Woo”

published 19/05/2004

ProThe most gorgeous, easy to handle pet

ContraNone

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...

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Excellent

“Ideal for kids”

published 30/08/2001

Progreat for kids

Contraneed 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...

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“Addicted To Guinea Pigs”

published 27/10/2001

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

ContraCan cost quite a bit to initially buy a good size ...

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...

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Excellent

ProAdorable, easy to handle

ContraNone

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...

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Excellent

“Perfect Pets!”

published 09/10/2000

Proeasy to look after and very rewarding

Contranot as portable and smaller rodents, so more diffi...

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...

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Excellent

“Perfect Pets”

published 31/12/2000

ProEasy to look after, very friendly

ContraThe 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...

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Excellent

“Beautiful Bundles”

published 09/10/2000

Probeautiful friendly pets ideal for small children

Guinea Pigs are simply the best pets for children. They are small and friendly, great for little children, who will enjoy listening to their chattering noises. You must keep Guinea Pigs at least in pairs, they love company. Ideally you should keep two from the same litter, but beware if you have...

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Excellent

“wheeeeky pigs!!!”

published 03/01/2005

Progood pets for children, friendly, rarely bite

Contracleaning 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)...

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