my son wanted to get a harness for his piggies too. i haven't really looked at them yet though.Vanilla_Rat said:What are your opinions or experiances on these? They come in sizes for bunnies,piggies and ferrets and also rats.I was interested in getting one for my rats, but would like to get some reviews on them first...
Awww...poor piggies...I never knew that about them...such a sin if that happened.Ambieruns10 said:I wouldn't get them for your guinea pig. I have heard many stories about them. They can easily get out of them. They could also easily break thier back. A GPs spine does not bend backwards, like other rodents, so if it was to run to fast and get to the end of the leash, "snap" that could break its spine. Not to mention guinea pigs are prey animals. THey would most likely be terrified if you tried to walk them. I don't know about Rats, seems like they could easily get out of it also.
Ambieruns10 said:Thats why guinea pigs should never have a ball or wheel to play in.
As I just learned, guinea pigs can ruin their spines in those balls...LittlePaws said:Just curious why. Because we are going to adopt a hamster at a shelter tomorrow, and about a few months ago we accidently ordered a ball big enough for a guinea pig, and we will be donating this item because she also has 5 guinea pigs there. If you mean that they can easily get out of them, I usually tape mine when my hamsters are in them, or are they dangerous in another way?
Vanilla_Rat said:As I just learned, guinea pigs can ruin their spines in those balls...
Hehe, I tape my ball when my gerbil is in it too, only because it opened once!!
I know! And they give you the dirtiest looks ^^ Some rats were just not meant to be harnassed :crylaugh:ratty_ratkins said:my rats hated it.
they acted like i was killing them when i would try to put it one them. and then they would just try to get it off the whole time it was on