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Guinea Pig?
Mar 23rd, 2010 at 12:18pm
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I just decided I want a Guinea Pig, don't know why all the sudden but...  Anyways can you tell me any thing I should know before I purchase a baby from an individual person?  How do they do with young children?  I have a two year old.  Anything else?
  
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Reply #1 - Jun 10th, 2010 at 12:31am
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okay well let me just say they are great little animals from my experience they are loving and so sweet! we had mine for six and a half years, which is a long time for them, and he just recently passed away. i miss him so much! but they are good with kids i would bring mine down the block so my friends moms kids could play with them. just keep them supervised mind you. well get them as young as u can so you can bond with them. they will just love you for everything you will do for them. they make a LOT of noise so don't be alarmed.you will get used to it. they may be very jumpy or skittish at first but they will warm up trust me haha. they can be messy tho and they tend to shed a lot. cleaning the cage about once or twice a week should be fine. umm if u need any more questions to be answered just askkk Wink
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 7th, 2010 at 11:39am
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We have 2 females. They have been together for about 3 years now without any problems. They are very friendly with children.

It`s very important for guinea pigs they get sufficient vitamin C to prevent them from getting scurvy. Symptoms of scurvy are swollen and painful legs, disinclination to move about, loss of condition and death.

So if a guinea pig suffers from scurvy treatment with vitamin C is essential and changes in the diet may be necessary.

It`s possible to give certain homeopathic remedies which are helpful in building up the body after illness or debility in this situation.

  

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