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My daughter is wanting a guinea pig so now she is getting one from a neighbor, but i am scared of them an not like them are these good things or not or any advice on them would be great?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Sep. 11, 2009 in Pets

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  • some of them screetch at nite loud like all nite but just ask ur neighbor how theirs acts and make sure it dont bite i ve always have hampsters and g pigs they r pretty cute and niceu just have to get a good one that isnt loud all the time
    aidensmama8

    Answer by aidensmama8 at 11:18 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • They r basically harmless. You get a worse bite from a cat, dog, fish, etc.. The only time the really might bite is as for all species, when they feel threatened. Try going to the neighbor to kinda get you the GP and child accuanted, so to speak. It may ease your fears and tensions. They also have info about raising GP's everywhere. They mostly stay in cage and play in their tunnels or balls. They can be fun too.
    KajunLuv

    Answer by KajunLuv at 11:24 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • We had a guinea pig when the girls were little. We were all so attached to that poor thing. When he died, I remember we all cried. They do make great, fun pets. They love to nibble on lettuce and different veges. Ours got to recognize the sound of the lettuce bag when we opened the fridge. He would screetch for it! He bit a little at first, but after they get used to being handled, they are pretty gentle. We used to hold ours to our chest. Every once in a while he would bite, which felt like a little sting.

    Just make sure that the kids are taught to handle him with care, as they are pretty fragile little guys.

    He liked cedar shavings in the bottom of his cage. He did make a mess though, so it's a good idea to have some papers under their cages. Give him plenty of room to move around and he'll be good to go!
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 11:27 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • well your the mom put your foot down and say NO!
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:57 AM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • My experience has been to use a 10-gallon fish tank. They're cheaper than the cages, they hold the shavings in, and it prevents fingers getting unsuspectingly bitten!
    matobe

    Answer by matobe at 8:29 PM on Sep. 13, 2009

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