All About Guinea Pigs

Have you ever wondered if a guinea pig is the right pet for you? Well, if you have you are in the right place. On this page I'll talk about Pros and cons to having a guinea pig, Basic Care for a guinea pig, where to get a guinea pig (getting started) and about a guinea pig's personality and just more about them. This page will help you dive right into the basics. However, if you're looking for something more, here are some links that have more information.


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Pros and cons

Some pros to having a guinea pig:
  • They're very social and love cuddles
  • They can be litter trained and trained tricks
  • They can live decently long if you give them the right care
  • They bond quickly and are very loyal and loving
  • They are delicate and good for kids
  • Some cons to having a guinea pig:
  • They are VERY messy and can smell
  • They are very picky and throw tantrums
  • They have a very strict diet
  • They can get expensive
  • They need A LOT of time and attention
  • Basic care and needs

    Giving your guinea pig the right care is very important. I'm going to give subtitles to the major topics that fall under basic care for your guinea pig.


    guinea pigs love food and if you give them more food then they are supposed to have they will eat it all and likely have health issues or other problems. So, what is the right amount?

    There are three major things in a guinea pig's diet. Vegetables, pellets, and hay. Each day your guinea pig's diet should consist of 1/8 cup of pellets, 1 cup of veggies, and lots of hay. Hay is 70-80% of your guinea pig's diet. It helps wear down their constantly growing teeth, and your guinea pig should have access to hay AT ALL TIMES.

    Although hay veggies and pellets are the main things in a guinea pig's diet, you can also give them fruits once or twice a week. Some Good fruits and veggies for them consist of:

  • Grapes (as a treat)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Blueberries (as a treat)
  • Kale
  • parsley
  • Strawberries (as a treat)
  • Carrots (as a treat)