Guinea Pig Essentials

Many of you know I am a guinea pig owner, or as Georgina put it on her caption in my interview with her, “lover of guinea pigs” which she puts in a nice way (and also really lightly, I do not think anyone truly understands the extent of my love for these fuzzy creatures). I think my obsession just gets worse and worse the more I fall in love with Valentino . So I thought for those new guinea pig owners, or those people who are want to adopt or purchase a piggy. One thing I suggest to anyone before they read this list, and I regret it is you should buy guinea pigs in twos. They need a companion. You should by two of the same gender, preferably from the same litter, however if you adopt and they are housed together you should bring them home together. In my case Valentino was housed by himself, and with his personality it doesn’t seem fair to him to give him a buddy. He is the type of piggy who likes his space. However most do not, so please considered the fact that you should definitely get two.
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Introducing Valentino the Guinea Pig!

So for Christmas after much begging of my parents to allow it my amazing boyfriend Christopher bought me a guinea pig! I have honestly never had a pet before other than a fish, (which I currently have a betta on my desk named Gucci) so this a pretty new experience for me. We purchased him on a whim, because my mother had finally said yes to allowing me to have one, and two days before that we stopped into the pet store and I fell head over heels in love with the little guy. We picked up the cage and everything the same day so trying to keep him calm while we set up was pretty intimidating. I have had him now for 8¬†weeks and he has already grown, and I kind of wish he had stayed the same size from when I first brought him home. Simply because he was just like a little fluff ball.The first few days he did not eat any veggies, I guess because he had to get used to his environment but now three weeks later he walks around in his cage like he owns the place. The one thing that has started now […]
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