I'm new around here, but have lurked around existing threads, so have picked up bits and pieces of advice.
After much consideration, we've decided to get guinea pigs. We plan to get two, and realise we need big indoor cage plus outdoor run / cage.
I've still got a few questions though, which I hope you can help me with...
What do you think about getting guinea pigs on gumtree? It's obviously very sad that people put pets on gumtree in the first place, but given these piggies are now homeless, is it silly to think about taking them on? Is there anything in particular I should watch out for?
Also, I'm undecided about getting males v females? I've read males can be a bit more feisty, smellier and prone to constipation in old age. However I've also read females urinate more often. We have primary school age children - (both used to small dogs and chickens, so have a good idea about being gentle) - would that influence choice of sex?
Finally, sawdust. We saw some guinea pigs in a pet shop earlier today living on sawdust, but I think I've read this isn't good for them. CAn someone tell me why it's not good, and what I should use instead?
Thank you all v much
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Getting Guinea Pigs!
OneTwoOrThree · 08/05/2015 19:43
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