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Reasons To Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig

March 1, 2020

March is Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month! If you are considering getting a new animal companion, you may want to think about adopting a Guinea pig, or cavy, as they are also called. These little guys make super cute pets! In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a vet lists some reasons to adopt rescued Guinea pigs.

They Are Quiet

Cavies don’t make much noise, which makes them a good option for people who live in apartments, or just don’t want a loud pet.

They Don’t Need Much Room

Guinea pigs do need larger cages than hamsters or gerbils. However, they don’t need  much room to run and play. Just do some petproofing, and keep an eye on your little buddy.


Cavies come in a wide variety of colors and coat types. Some have long hair, some have short hair, and some are even curly. You can definitely find a pig that’s right for you!

They’re Trainable

Did you know that many Guinea pigs can learn to use litterboxes? They can also learn some simple tricks, like turning in circles or jumping through hoops.

They Love Cuddles

One great thing about cavies is the fact that they’re much more affectionate than many smaller pets. Some cavies even like to sleep on their humans’ laps!


We all know that dogs bark and cats meow, but have you ever heard of a wheek? That’s the sound that Guinea pigs make and, yes, it’s as cute as it sounds. That’s not all! Sometimes they jump and wheek, which is called popcorning.

Suitable For Kids

Guinea pigs are very popular children’s’ pets, and with good reason. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to care for. They’re also typically quite gentle, as long as they’ve been properly socialized.

They’re Adorable!

We probably don’t have to tell you this, but Guinea pigs are adorable. Those little faces can definitely melt hearts!

Helping Animals Feels Great

If you love animals, as we do, you may wish you could help every homeless animal out there. Unfortunately, that’s too big a task for any one person. However, even saving one life will make a difference, and is something to feel great about.

Contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, anytime. We’re here to help!