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What is the average cost of a guinea pig?
Guinea pigs are pretty cheap to buy, costing anywhere from $10 to $40, with the average price of a guinea pig being around $25. However, they also have setup and ongoing costs. Expect to fork out $200 to begin with, and then up to another $40 a month for a pair of piggies.
Should I buy 1 or 2 guinea pigs?
Guinea Pigs Should Always Be Adopted as a Pair It isn’t healthy for them to be alonethey need a companion of their own species they can talk, play, and cuddle with. Companionship is so vital to their well-being that Switzerland has made it illegal to keep only one.
Can you buy just 1 guinea pig?
We recommend keeping your guinea pigs in pairs because they are social animals that always prefer to live in groups. Several males living together without females can sometimes be problematic, but they almost always have a friendly temperament. If you can only have one, you will need to become the company it craves
Is it cruel to have guinea pigs as pets?
Guinea pigs living indoors can see humans as important companions. If your guinea pig has to be kept alone you must provide companionship by interacting with them daily. Guinea pigs can develop abnormal behaviour and may suffer if left without company and nothing to do for long periods
How much is a guinea pig cost?
Guinea pigs usually cost between $10 and $40, and you will need at least two. There are lots of guinea pigs without a home in pet shelters, so source your pets there if possible.
Is a guinea pig worth it?
Guinea pigs make great pets. They live for several years, so you can enjoy them longer than most other rodents. They have different personalities and are very vocal, making it easy to know their individual identities and get attached. They are fun to play with and very entertaining.
Is it better to have one or two guinea pigs?
(Keep in mind that guinea pigs are highly social, so it is best to have at least two guinea pigs who get along with each other.)
Is it OK to have just 1 guinea pig?
Typically, it’s not okay for guinea pigs to live alone. Most don’t do well as single pets, because they’re social, herd animals, thriving with at least one friend. However, some guinea pigs are human-oriented and transfer their social needs to humans. And live happy lives with devoted pet parents.
Is it better to have 2 male or 2 female guinea pigs?
In the wild guinea pigs live in groups of 10 or more. They are social creatures, and need the company of their own kind. As pets they are usually kept in pairs or trios of the same sex. Two females (sows) will live happily together, as will two males (boars), particularly if they are siblings.
Do you need 2 guinea pigs for them to be happy?
Even though guinea pigs may love your attention, nothing is quite like having another guinea pig companion. If your guinea pig is alone, certainly consider getting one or two cavy friends. When introducing a new guinea pig to the mix, it is important to select the best individual.