Are you looking for a pet that is small but also super cute? A Guinea pig may be just the furball you are looking for! These little guys are popular children’s pets, but their charms can brighten up any household. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO animal clinic, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a local vet lists a few of their unique charms.
Guinea pigs are small, and so are their costs. Once you have your furry friend’s cage and accessories, your main expenses will be food, hay, and toys, which are quite reasonable.
When cavies are happy or excited, they tend to jump straight up. This is called popcorning, and it’s just as cute as it sounds. This charming move gained its name because it does somewhat look like a kernel of corn being popped.
Guinea pigs don’t need much room. That makes them good choices for those who live in apartments or other small spaces.
Guinea pigs don’t need training, which is a benefit in and of itself. However, they can learn to do cute tricks. You may be able to teach your pint-sized pal to turn in circles, jump through hoops, or sit up on command.
Many smaller animals are quite shy, and seem to tolerate being held more than enjoy it. Guinea pigs, however, can be quite affectionate. Many of them really seem to like cuddling up with their humans, or even sleeping on their laps.
Guinea pigs come in a variety of colors and patterns. Some have long fur, some have short fur, and some are even curly! You’re bound to find one you think is absolutely adorable.
Guinea pigs don’t make much noise, so you won’t be fielding complaints from angry neighbors. However, they do make some sounds. Cavy vocalizations are quite varied and, for the most part, really really cute. For instance, your little buddies may squeak or chirp when they feel happy.
Last but certainly not least, Guinea pigs are very, very cute. You won’t be able to help smiling at your pet’s furry face and adorable antics. What’s not to love?
Do you have questions about your Guinea pig’s health or care needs? Contact us here at Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO animal clinic, serving Louisville and surrounding areas.