Is it OK to buy just one guinea pig?
It is ok to have one guinea pig , but it is best to go with a pair or more. Guinea pigs may show abnormal behavior if left alone. If you have enough time to dedicate to your guinea pig , interact and play with them, then you shall do just fine with a single guinea pig .
Is it bad to buy a guinea pig from a pet store?
Buying from any pet store is wrong . Most if not all buy from breeding mills or breeders who don’t give a junk about their pets . Adoption is best.
How much does a real guinea pig cost?
Guinea pigs usually cost between $10 and $40 , and you will need at least two. There are lots of guinea pigs without a home in pet shelters, so source your pets there if possible.
Does PetSmart take unwanted guinea pigs?
While PetSmart will only take your guinea pig if you purchased it from a PetSmart location within the last 14 days, there are other options for rehoming your pet. For example, other pet stores, animal shelters, or a humane society might take in your guinea pig .
Do guinea pigs stink?
Now we think it’s fair to say that guinea pigs are generally very clean animals (we’re not biased, honest!) and as long as they are cleaned out regularly, then no, they don’t smell ! Guinea pigs groom themselves and there’s nothing cuter than watching them have a ‘wash’ with their paws!
Can I leave my guinea pig alone for 2 days?
It is fine to leave your guinea pigs alone for a day or a little bit more, but anything more than two days can be threatening. There are lots of problems which your guinea pigs might get into, right from lack of hay, water to hurting themselves by fighting or escaping their cage.
Do guinea pigs need a bath?
Guinea pigs only need to be bathed once a month in the summer, and every two months in the winter. This is unless your pet needs of an anti-parasite bath , or if you’ve been told by a vet to bathe them more frequently. In general, too much bathing puts the animals at risk of skin infections and chills.
How often should you hold your guinea pig?
Re: How often do you hold your pigs ? At least once a day. Sometimes only to take them to their floor pen and back to the cage, but I try to at least spend 10 minutes a day with them.
Is Petsmart a good place to buy guinea pigs?
Petsmart is a great place to get your small furry friends but any pet store that sells hamsters or mice will probably carry guinea pigs too.
Do guinea pigs bite?
Guinea pigs are docile animals, and rarely bite without cause. They tend to ‘mouth’ their owners while being held, just to see if you’re edible! These are not hard bites , though, and don’t hurt. Guinea pigs only use their teeth aggressively if they feel under threat – they are their only means of defence.
How much do guinea pigs cost monthly?
#4 – Guinea pigs ($500-$800) Guinea pigs can be much more expensive than you might have guessed. Although they’re small, their food isn’t especially cheap, and much like rabbits, their bedding can cost between $30 and $40 per month.
Do guinea pigs like to be held?
Your Guinea Pig Likes Being Held You can interpret that confidence as affection. To reach this stage you need to hand-tame your pet with care and patience. Once they’ve built the trust, they’ll bond with you. They won’t approach everyone in this way – it’s just you they love!
What do you do with guinea pigs you don’t want?
If you can catch it you can take it to the nearest animal shelter. Most of them will take small animals such as guinea pigs . If that’s not possible maybe you can take it and find a home for it among your friends. They are popular for classroom pets.
Where can I give my guinea pigs away?
Option 1: You can contact your local animal shelter to surrender your guinea pig . Note, however, that most area organizations are not “no kill” shelters–you should ask before turning an animal in. Option 2: You can try to adopt the animal out yourself.
What do you do with an unwanted guinea pig?
Finding a New Home for Your Pet NOTE: If you find a guinea pig (in a yard, park, box, behind a dumpster) the best thing to do is to take them to an animal shelter and report them as a stray. Option 1: Keep your pet. Option 3: Surrender your pet to a shelter.