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My guinea pigs are, quite honestly, one of the best parts of my life.
These boys are silly, loving, and really, really enjoy eating. They are also quite communicative regarding being happy or not with things.
If you're interested in guinea pigs, you've come to the right place!
My favorite piggie parenting resource is Guinea Lynx. They have information on everything from bedding and cages to interactions with other animals to what foods to watch out for.
C&C cages are great and, if you're looking for cage pieces and more, the Guinea Pig Cages Store is perfect! Their sister site Guinea Pig Market has even more fun stuff for your babies.
I would urge you to look at adopting versus purchasing guinea pigs, as many are bought and then given up when a family becomes bored with them. All three of my boys are from a humane society - Oreo was at one for FOUR MONTHS before we found him. Considering their lifespan is 5-7 years, that's an awfully long time.
Some things to consider if you're looking at getting guinea pigs are that they are pack animals. This means they're usually around several other piggies in the wild. Please make sure that you get at least two piggies so that they don't get lonely.
Keep in mind, though, that boys have a harder time getting along in larger groups.
Jaq and Oreo get along great...
but they don't really get along with Gus, so Gus is in his own space and, since he's very active, generally has the run of our place as well.
If you have questions about parenting these tiny babes with chronic illness, or in general, please feel free to reach out!
You can read more cute things from the piggies here.