Aww... Guniea pig? I had 2, up until they died a year ago...They're fairly low-maintence, you just throw some timothy hay and romaine lettuce greens into the cage every night, and they're happy!Originally Posted by Gutmutter;2210985;
It HAS to be romaine though, as any other type is so sweet that they'll get addicted to it, and, if you try to cut them off, they'll starve themselves to death. It's equivilant to Meth for humans.
We also had luck feeding them carrots, cucumbers, and their absolute favorites, Dandilion greens and clover flowers. Vanilla especially loved the purple clovers.
They're very clean usually, they'll choose 1 area of their cage to make their messes in, and they'll keep it there (for the most part). The only problem is keeping the bedding fresh, as it WILL get soggy and smelling fairly quickly, since it's all so concentrated. We used pulverized newspaper to bed with- biodegradable and absorbant, I can't remember the brand, but it was white and came in a green package....
ETA: I am allergic to cats (Very allergic), and the Guinea Pigs did cause problems for me sometimes, but they also lived in my bedroom. If you have carpet, this might be a problem, but I don't think it will be too bad...I was told that Guinea pigs and cats share a lot of the same genes.
Funny: Every single cat I've ever met was terrifyed of guinea pigs, my sister's best friend did this trick where she'd put the guinea pig on the grass, and it would chase the cat all the way around the yard!
Jessebel is the golden one, and Vanilla is the one that looks like a sundae...