So, you want to get a pet? But you are still not ready to take the responsibilty of having a cat or dog? Then you may want to bring guinea pig at your home. They are one of the most popular pet among exotic pets, so bringing it at your home would be a great option especially if you are the first time pet owner and also they makes great pet for kids. Here are 8 reasons why guinea pigs make great pet :-
1. THEY ARE LOW – MAINTENANCE PETS :-
Yes, you have heard it right! They are definetly low – maintenance pets. You can leave them all alone for other important works. If you have more than one guinea pigs, then they will need less – attention as they usually enjoys their own company. However, you will still have to fullfill the some responsibilities by feeding and looking after them.
2. THEY ARE NOT DESTRUCTIVE :-
Yes, this is one of the advantage of getting a guinea pig, they will not destroy your house whereas if you adopt a cat or dog, they will probably destroy your household stuffs by chewing it but if you are going to adopt guinea pigs, you need not to worry about that. The worst thing they can do in your house is poop or pee on the floor. However some people says that their guinea pigs are litter – trained but it is very difficult to littter – train the piggies as they do not think very quickly, so litter – training to guinea pigs mean that it is a hit or a miss, they either get that or they do not.
3. THEY ARE GREAT FIRST PETS :-
They make great first pets because they are easy to look after. They are wonderful creatures so if you are going to buy your first pet then you should consider guinea pigs as option. However if children are going to take care of piggies then he must do it under the presence of supervision.
4. THEY DO NOT REQUIRE A GREAT DEAL OF SPACE :-
If you are living in a small flat and cannot afford to buy a dog or cat in your small flat then guinea pig is the best option. They are smaller pets but they still need to live in larger cage but don’t worry as the cage of 7.5 square feet is enough for it, you see, this is not a very large space for him. They spend their time well in that space except when you give him floor time which must be supervised.
5. THEY TEACH CHILDREN A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY :-
If your child is begging you for a pet and he is above the age of six then you can gift him guinea pigs as his first pet. As I have already mentioned how guinea pigs are easy to look after as compared to a dog or a cat, kids will be happy bringing him at home. Caring of a pet will teach the kids sense of responsibilty. You have to make sure to teach your kids how to respect pets before giving him pet however you can’t expect a six – year old child to learn the responsibilities of a pet at this young age so never leave your child alone with the guinea pig and he should always be supervised during his playtime or taking care of the pet.
6. THEY ARE SO AMUSING TO WATCH THEM AT PLAY :-
Believe me, I can’t express my words how amusing they are to watch and interact with him during the playtime. You can put some toys on a particular space and then you will see what fun they can create by doing silly things with the toys. If you give them enough time ,attention and interact with him then they, too, can be like any other pet and will interact with you with some fun and amusing ways.
7. THEY ARE UNIQUE :-
Each guinea pigs have different personality, many people do not realize this but it is quite true. Some piggies are shy while some are dominant and bold. Just because two piggies looks like same then this does not mean that they will also act same. If you are going to buy a guinea pig then make ensure to interact with it in order to be ensure if its personality meets your expectations or not.
8. GUINEA PIGS PURR :-
Yes, cats are not the only pets who purr, guinea pig makes a quite, audible and vibrating sound when they feels happy. Many people are not aware of this adorable sound. They makes also other type of cute sounds which includes rumbling, teeth chattering and wheeking.
So now, I hope you have understood that why guinea pigs make wonderful pets. If you are the first pet owner then you should give guinea pig a chance and believe me you will not be disappointed. However if you have kids then you should not leave them without any supervision. Good luck!