How many guinea pigs can a guinea pig have?
Guinea pigs are social animals and so should be kept in groups of at least two. Unless a pair are needed for breeding, two young littermates of the same sex should be chosen, or a father and son or mother and daughter.
Is it OK to keep two guinea pigs together?
Guinea pigs are social animals and so should be kept in groups of at least two. Unless a pair are needed for breeding, two young littermates of the same sex should be chosen, or a father and son or mother and daughter. Keeping more than two males together is not recommended, as they are likely to fight.
How many babies does Randy the guinea pig have?
“We believe that the newly-named Randy could have impregnated up to 100 female guinea pigs, which have litters of about four, so if you do the maths we could be expecting quite a baby boom. Randy is going to be seeing many more of these in the coming weeks. Credit: SWNS
Are there male and female guinea pigs at Animal Park?
The animal park, which already has 300 male and female guinea pigs, is now readying itself for a population boom in the next few weeks. Manager Richard Craddock said: “One of our male guinea pigs managed to find his way into the female enclosure and had a very good time by the looks of it.
Is it OK to have a guinea pig as a child?
Young children likely won’t have the patience to earn their trust slowly. Some of them never like to be picked up or held by humans and always prefer “hands off” guardianship, although this largely depends on their personalities. After caring for a large dog, I thought that cleaning up after a 2-pound animal would be a cinch.
What’s the life expectancy of a guinea pig?
This lifespan is longer than many other small pets such as hamsters, gerbils, mice or rats, all of whom only live up to a few years. If your life is in transition, a guinea pig may be more portable than a dog or a cat, but five years or more is still a significant period of time.
Can you adopt just one guinea pig at a time?
In the same way you can’t eat just one potato chip, you can’t adopt just one guinea pig. It isn’t healthy for them to be alone—they need a companion of their own species who they can “talk,” play, and cuddle with.
What happens when you pet a guinea pig?
Often, once they’re picked up and wrapped in a blanket so that they feel secure, they will relax and can be petted and given treats. But if they aren’t in the mood to be held, they may nip your fingers, and their tiny, sharp teeth can break the skin. Guinea pigs’ nails grow quickly.