Questions about getting Guinea pigs

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    Wreu
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    My family and I have been debating on whether to get a guinea pig or not for awhile now and we do want to get one.
    Now we’ve never had a pet before except a couple of fishes, so I don’t know anything about pets really. I know that some people would prefer us to adopt a pet instead of buying one, but the nearest adoption center is almost 2 hours away from here, but the closest pet store is 10 minutes.
    Now on to my questions. What do I need to get for the guinea pig? Will I need to buy 2 guinea pigs so it has a companion? I know that the guinea pig will need a pretty big cage with food and water, but what else? Is there different kinds of breeds of guinea pigs that I should be looking for? Does the guinea pig need to get any shots or go to the vet before they go home, or can we bring him/her home and keep it for a few days before going to a vet?
    I also have some restrictions, I have 3 kids, 17, and two under 10. They all go to school in the morning and come back around 3 in the afternoon, will this present any problems?

    Thanks to whoever answered that huge wall of text.

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    Dash
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    Please check out: [url]http://pig/[/url] –For cage information
    http://www.guine.info/ –Care info

    Guinea pigs are expensive but worthwhile pets. Keep in mind that you need at least two, they are highly social much like humans.

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    ratbrat21
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    Yeah guinea pigs are pretty expensive pets to keep much like rabbits and cats and dogs are. They need a strict diet which can cause health issues if its not followed. You need at least 2 because they are social. They need a pretty huge cage. Being that your just getting into pets I am not sure if guinea pigs are for you. But if you willing to put in the effort to clean up after these critters and get them a huge cage and feed them the proper diet then I see nothing wrong with you getting a pair. I suggest take a few weeks or months researching these animals before rushing into anything. See if they are really the pet for you or if you would be happier and better off with a pet that isnt so high maintenance. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

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    tequilla
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    I would say that I love owning guinea pigs!! Yes I would sat that they are a lot of work, but it is so worth it. I love watching them everyday is different. I have 5 and it can get pricey. I feed them fresh veggies every morning. they love to eat lots of hay. good luck with that.

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    Jade331122
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    Hey, I’m looking for a friend/mate for my boar Pumpkin, but I dont know what sex get. I’ve heard that same sex piggies relationships dont last very long, espaically in males, but i dont want babies. What should I get?


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