Should I Get A Guinea Pig?
i've been wondering if a guinea pig might be a better pet for me. a few questions: will a small animal high rise on top of a 10 gallon aquarium be too small? do guinea pigs get diseases that need vet care easily? like wet tail with hamsters? i already know about how they need fresh hay and fresh fruits and vegetables because they don't create their own vitamin c. i know they need good quality pellet food and fresh water in a water bottle. i know they need companions. but if i see a cavy in the shelter labeled "loner. can not be housed with other guinea pigs." i'll take it right away, or at least put a reserve on it(if i can. never been to a shelter before). so..yeah.
ok, here's the things about me that i need to know if they are good for a guinea pig: i'm a kid. i depend on my parents to drive me places. i don't work yet. i'm planning to start a job at my dad's store next summer. i have about $200 at the moment. i already have a hamster and a fish. if i get another pet, it'll be from a shelter. i live near to at least 2 petstores, so it'll be easy for me to get supplies. i have school, chinese school, and violin, so i only have a couple of hours a day to my pet if i include my other pets, too. of course, weekends i have almost the whole day, but, you know. i have no younger siblings, i'm the youngest in my family, so no little fingers will be reaching in to grab any pet of mine. i have no dogs or cats, either, so nothing can hurt any pet of mine. i have my own room, and enough space for a cage in my room. i really want a pet that i can handle and cavies seem the best thing since they are gentle(well, the majority) and enjoy just chilling off in your lap. ok, i think that's all.
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