I grew up always having pets of some sort around. We always had cats and dogs but also had the occasional gerbil or two. After I got married and had children, we started to diversify the pets a little more. A few years ago, my husband suggested getting a guinea pig. Having never owned a guinea pig before, I wasn’t sure I would like one. But, we decided to give it a try.
So, into our home came a shorthaired, black-and-white, male guinea pig. We named him Pepe. We loved him from his first squeak and purr. He’s such a nice boy!
Our first order of business was to set him up with a roomy “Tubbies” cage filled with Drs. Foster & Smith Aspen bedding, a glass water bottle, and a cute food dish (feeders & waterers). Pepe quickly let us know that he also needed a place to hide inside his cage. Once we got that taken care of, he was very content.
Pepe loves to sit in people’s laps and take little treats out of their hand. He “talks” to us and is a good friend for anyone needing a listening ear.
Unlike other small pets, guinea pigs will sit nice and still outside their cage and not try to get away. They’re pretty low maintenance and have great personalities. Besides that, they’re cute too!
We liked Pepe so much; we decided to get a second guinea pig, named Isabell. They’re great additions to our family. I’m glad we decided to adopt these cute critters!
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