Who has Guinnea Pigs??

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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby GiftedMisfit » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:01 am

My sister had a couple when we were young. Now its 2 dogs and 3 cats. All get along great with one and other.
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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby archangel » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:16 pm

I have to say I'm surprised that noone reported having any GPs at present. :eek: They are such perfect pets for those who have smaller/younger kids and don't have any cats or dogs...
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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby NorWest_05 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:55 pm

i always wanted a guinnea pig

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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby archangel » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:01 pm

NorWest_05 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:55 pm
i always wanted a guinnea pig

What stopped you?
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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby NorWest_05 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:29 pm

archangel wrote:
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NorWest_05 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:55 pm
i always wanted a guinnea pig

What stopped you?
Parents, I was about 9 - 10 I think

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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby archangel » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:36 am

It's never too late, really... :)
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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby DSH007 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:18 pm

I live about 20 min from this place and drive by it every now and then.. I've seen signs from the street and always wondered what their deal was, but this thread prompted me to finally pull in and check them out.. a Guinea Pig Sanctuary.. who knew!?

https://www.guineapigsanctuary.org/

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Unfortunately, they were closed during my drive-by, but I plan on stopping in there to check them at some point.. could be interesting..
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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby archangel » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:21 pm

Good friends of us had two GPs, of which one died early 2020. Since you shouldn't keep GPs without at least one mate, and the remaining GP was already rather old, and since they did not want any new GPs (our friend's son is almost a grown man now), they decided to give their GP to a sanctuary. They visited him frequently, he had good company there, and lived for another 10 months I believe. I think it was the best they could do. It's good that there are places like that.
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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby Mike Slayer » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:22 pm

When I was in my late teens I took in a GP that was 2 or 3 years old. The women who had raised him was getting a divorce and she wouldn't be able to keep him. His name was Sam and he was a cool GP. He loved hanging out with me and would start talking to me every time he heard the fridge being opened and a plastic bag sound right after. He knew that he was getting a carrot. He lived to be 8 or 9 years old where he died in his sleep happy and healthy. If my Wife and I didn't already have two dogs, three cats and a bearded dragon I would probably get a pair of GP. I have plans to get back into other reptiles after we buy a large piece of land and I get a separate building built. I have kept reptiles before but a house fire in 2011 killed all but two out of nine of my snakes. This was before I was married and had kids. I have four main reptiles I want. Burmese and Reticulated Pythons, Water and Crocodile Monitors. I don't want to get them all at the same time but get one at a time and make sure I don't overload myself with more than I can handle. I also really want a Alligator Snapping Turtle as well but that animal will take one hell of an enclosure to properly house and keep it healthy. I'm am still up in the air about one herp I have always wanted but until I am 100% sure I can and do want to keep a animal like this I will not get one. It's a King Cobra. The other herps I mentioned command tons of respect and skill to care for properly but a King Cobra is on a whole different level. The few times I have been in the presence and handled a King Cobra the animal left me in awe and amazement but still with doubt that I want to care for one daily. As long as I have that doubt I will not keep one. They are far to smart and deadly to have any doubt about keeping one. Large snakes and Lizards I have no doubt about keeping and caring for them but I have learned to read their body language over the year's. If I was around and handled a king cobra more so I could learn it's body language I would probably not have any doubt about keeping one. Maybe it's for the best that I keep that doubt and never cross that hot line.

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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby archangel » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:02 am

Mike Slayer wrote:
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When I was in my late teens I took in a GP that was 2 or 3 years old. The women who had raised him was getting a divorce and she wouldn't be able to keep him. His name was Sam and he was a cool GP. He loved hanging out with me and would start talking to me every time he heard the fridge being opened and a plastic bag sound right after. He knew that he was getting a carrot. He lived to be 8 or 9 years old where he died in his sleep happy and healthy. If my Wife and I didn't already have two dogs, three cats and a bearded dragon I would probably get a pair of GP. I have plans to get back into other reptiles after we buy a large piece of land and I get a separate building built. I have kept reptiles before but a house fire in 2011 killed all but two out of nine of my snakes. This was before I was married and had kids. I have four main reptiles I want. Burmese and Reticulated Pythons, Water and Crocodile Monitors. I don't want to get them all at the same time but get one at a time and make sure I don't overload myself with more than I can handle. I also really want a Alligator Snapping Turtle as well but that animal will take one hell of an enclosure to properly house and keep it healthy. I'm am still up in the air about one herp I have always wanted but until I am 100% sure I can and do want to keep a animal like this I will not get one. It's a King Cobra. The other herps I mentioned command tons of respect and skill to care for properly but a King Cobra is on a whole different level. The few times I have been in the presence and handled a King Cobra the animal left me in awe and amazement but still with doubt that I want to care for one daily. As long as I have that doubt I will not keep one. They are far to smart and deadly to have any doubt about keeping one. Large snakes and Lizards I have no doubt about keeping and caring for them but I have learned to read their body language over the year's. If I was around and handled a king cobra more so I could learn it's body language I would probably not have any doubt about keeping one. Maybe it's for the best that I keep that doubt and never cross that hot line.

Something very sweet and also disturbing about your post ;) I hope you don't mind me saying that. Reptiles or animals like spiders (with an i !!!) aren't for me. But:

Any animal love is good if you treat them right. Hope you'll be able to fulfill your desires! And good that you and your GP had such a happy time together! Thanks for your post!

Our herd starts singing A) when I enter the room around 10am with a sizzling plastic bag (cab salat breakfast time!), B) when I pull out the right boxes from underneath their enclosure (dry food bowl / hay rack refill time!), C) when I fetch their Veggie Snack Bars around 6pm to fill them with mixed goodies, or D) when I call out to them with the right "UIIIIIIIII UIIIIII UIIIII" sound. :) I wish I could attach sounds here easily... you'd love it! :)
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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby Mike Slayer » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:05 am

archangel wrote:
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Something very sweet and also disturbing about your post ;) I hope you don't mind me saying that. Reptiles or animals like spiders (with an i !!!) aren't for me. But:

Any animal love is good if you treat them right. Hope you'll be able to fulfill your desires! And good that you and your GP had such a happy time together! Thanks for your post!

Our herd starts singing A) when I enter the room around 10am with a sizzling plastic bag (cab salat breakfast time!), B) when I pull out the right boxes from underneath their enclosure (dry food bowl / hay rack refill time!), C) when I fetch their Veggie Snack Bars around 6pm to fill them with mixed goodies, or D) when I call out to them with the right "UIIIIIIIII UIIIIII UIIIII" sound. :) I wish I could attach sounds here easily... you'd love it! :)


I don't mind it at all because you are correct. The reptiles I have kept in the past and ones I want in the future you have to be somewhat crazy or disturbed to consider keeping them in the first place.

I mean check out the teeth of this Croc Monitor. If the animal is having a bad day and I misread that I take a really nasty bite. I am willing to take that chance though.
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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby archangel » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:40 am

Two pigs chilling...
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Re: Who has Guinnea Pigs??

Postby remnar » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:20 pm

I hear they are delicious... :D

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