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They can live up to ten years, if their owners take exceptional care of them Report Abuse
the pet can be part of the household for many years
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They may like branches from fruit trees or plastic cutlery to push around for fun Report Abuse
this can be fun to watch, and fun to gather or buy
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Pet stores offer all kinds of treats and toys—and even clothing Report Abuse
extra amusement for the pet owner
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They like to have a home made out of cardboard or wood to retreat to for a nap in the afternoon Report Abuse
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They can be entered into shows Report Abuse
and potentially win a prize
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They can be groomed daily Report Abuse
particularly fun for long-haired varieties (fun for kids)
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They are polite and will squeak or nip their owners gently to let them know they need to go back into their cage to use the litter box Report Abuse
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They are gentle animals, and quite forgiving Report Abuse
they hardly every bite--just nip very gently if they really need to go back in their cage to do their business
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They are diurnal Report Abuse
so they don’t scurry around their cages, keeping their owners up at night
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They are social animals, and enjoy company Report Abuse
just like us
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They make a sound close to a purr when they are happy Report Abuse
this reminds pet owners that their guinea pig is happy to be part of the family
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Some of the sounds they are capable of making include “motorboating” and “popcorning” Report Abuse
great names for the kind of vocalizing they do
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They nibble on hay and vegetables throughout the day Report Abuse
encouraging their owners to do the same
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They have a propensity for overbite Report Abuse
this seems unlikely and adorable, but can actually be quite a serious problem if left unchecked
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Their babies are incredibly cute Report Abuse
the young are miniature versions of the fat-cheeked adult guinea pig
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The gestational period for their young is several months Report Abuse
much longer than many other small rodents
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they do their business in one corner of the cage Report Abuse
they are almost litter-trained, unlike some other pets
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They starred in G-Force Report Abuse
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Their ancestors were massive rodents who roamed South America Report Abuse
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They hop and skip around their cages when they are happy Report Abuse
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