Guinea pigs tips

Guinea Pigs - When I was away in college my mother called me to tell me she had gone to guinea pigs. By the time I got home for Christmas, about four months later, she had 12. Apparently, her two male guinea pigs turned out to be a male and a female. By the time she knew what had happened, she had a cage full of babies. Because she loved them so much, she could not bear to part with them. She kept them around for quite a while, though she did purchase another cage to keep the males and females separate.

By the end of the next year, she had had to get rid of all of her guinea pigs. My parents had to move, and they would not have the room for them any longer. A new pet store had opened up in town, and they agreed to take the guinea pigs from my mother and they sold them in their store. That was at least 10 years ago, and my mother recently got some more. Though I was worried the same thing was going to happen, it seems that this time she has indeed gone to guinea pigs of the same sex.

Space was not a problem this time, so she got the largest cage that she could. She bought her to guinea pigs and made sure they were both females. Though she was worried she was going to have the same problem, it has been over a year and there have been no babies. She thinks it is safe to assume that they are indeed both females, and that she won’t have to worry about them reproducing again. For the most part, I think guinea pigs are the perfect pet for my mother. She cannot get around like she used to, so it is great she has pets that are easy to take care of.

If you are interested in getting guinea pigs for your home, do not make the same mistake my mother made. Though she could not tell if she had male or female guinea pigs, the person selling them to her should have been able to tell. Whether they knew or not, remains a mystery. When you buy a guinea pigs, make sure the person selling can tell you what sex you are getting, and have them show you how they know. If in doubt, you can always take them into a veterinarian and they will be able to tell you the sex of your new guinea pigs.

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