Guinea pigs are gentle, curious pets.

Pet stores breed and sell guinea pigs, often advertising them as low maintenance pets. Because guinea pigs require special care and attention, they often end up in shelters when pet owners aren’t able to meet their specific needs.

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Guinea pigs make great companion animals.

They're also very social; consider adopting two! Not all guinea pigs will get along, so consult with the rescue’s or shelter’s adoption coordinator to learn about your prospective pet’s temperament.

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Did you know?

Guinea pigs can create a wide range of vocalizations. Whistling, purring and chirping are just a few ways they communicate with each other and you.

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