THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESKirby’s problem started two months ago. He’s normally an active, playful guinea pig; when he became dull and quiet, Jay knew that there must be something wrong.
Guinea pigs are ideal as children’s first pets: they are small, friendly, benign creatures who enjoy socialising with each other and with humans.
Written by Tamara Labelle for ExoticDirect pet insuranceIt's estimated that 2% of UK households own a Guinea Pig. Guinea Pigs have 20 teeth.
Paddy was given an instant "family" of pets by a classmate at school who was returning to Canada and could not take his animals with him.
Kirby's problem started two months ago. He's normally an active, playful guinea pig; when he became dull and quiet, Jay knew that there must be something wrong.
Lisa has had their guinea pigs for five months now. Both guinea pigs are female, despite their names, and they seem to enjoy each other’s company.
When Tracey saw two Guinea Pigs in a pet shop, she fell in love with them, and soon she had them installed in a large hutch in her home.
Nubby, a seven month old male Guinea Pig who was neutered to stop the home from being over-populated with baby guinea pigs.
Sandra and her children are guinea pig enthusiasts. Earlier this year, the guinea pig matriarch of their household, Nutty, died at the impressive age of eight years.
Emma Murphy, aged 13, has a dog, a cat,a rabbit, guinea pigs and hamsters. Last weekend.