Are guinea pigs good pets?
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.
Do guinea pigs bite?
Guinea pigs are docile animals, and rarely bite without cause. They tend to ‘mouth’ their owners while being held, just to see if you’re edible! These are not hard bites, though, and don’t hurt. … Guinea pigs only use their teeth aggressively if they feel under threat – they are their only means of defence.
Do guinea pigs stink?
I’ve heard guinea pigs are good starter pets because they’re relatively small, they tend to not bite as often. They can be a bit smelly but if you clean the cage regularly and bathe the guinea the smell is infrequent. … Store guineas are very scared and can bite more frequently.
What's the difference between a guinea pig and a hamster?
Guinea pigs are bigger and heavier than hamsters, roughly 2-4 times bigger and can weigh around 1.5 to 2.6 lbs whereas hamsters only weigh around 1 to 10 oz. This means guinea pigs will require a much bigger habitat with more room to play, and more food than hamsters (which leads to more cleaning up to do).
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