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    Gimme a new Guinea!! Pig, that is.

    I can't have a pet at the moment (money issues) but would like to discuss what per I would like to have if I could. I currently have 2 fish tanks, one has a beta and the other has several gold fishes. But I want something that my kids could interact with. I don't really like cats due to issues with cat litter boxes. A dog sounds great, but I don't know.

    So, I was thinking maybe a cute Guinea Pig could fit the bill. They are small so it won't cost a fortune to maintain. I can put him in his tank/cage/house when I'm tired of him and I can let him loose around the house when I wanna play with him.

    Any Guinea Pig owner has some insight as per how good pets they can be?



    PS: Mods, can someone change thread title to "Guinea Pigs as Pets?" please
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    Changed it for ya.

    I wouldn't get one of them long haired rats. They run on them wheels alllllll night looooooooong. Plus if that sucker gets out then it's gonna eat through your walls and poop little pellets every where.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Changed it for ya.

    I wouldn't get one of them long haired rats. They run on them wheels alllllll night looooooooong. Plus if that sucker gets out then it's gonna eat through your walls and poop little pellets every where.
    But it's so cuuuuuuteeeeeee
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    Till it tears up your house and urinates everywhere. It might even bite your daughter in the middle of the night.
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    and they bite ... with the biggest, nastiest teeth of the rodent world. May I suggest a sweet little lab rat. They make great pets, just don't piss them off.

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    And them things have sharp ass nails too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    and they bite ... with the biggest, nastiest teeth of the rodent world. May I suggest a sweet little lab rat. They make great pets, just don't piss them off.

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    How about a ferret?

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    I had one of those teeth embedded in my finger once. Almost went through.

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    Regarding the biting thing. Get him and turn the tables.

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    The biggest surprise I got when I had one as a kid was the whistling.
    You know how some sports fans like to give out loud, shrill whistles to cheer their team on?
    Now imagine that in your house...in the middle of the night.

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    You really shouldn't have given him a whistle, dude. That's just common sense.
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    Had pretty much every kind of rodent there is as a pet at one time or another. Best of all of them is a rat. Seriously. SOOOO much better pet than a guinea pig. Guinea pigs are grumpy little turds that don't care much for people. A rat, obtained young, or handled early and acclimated to being with people makes a great companion that can sit on your lap or shoulder.
    pet-rats-717589..jpgAnd, talk about cute!
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    But, are you saying rats like, those small white lat rats on a high school lab? I need pics
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    I added a pic to my previous post. Google pet rats and you'll find TONS of pictures, as well as information about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmw View Post
    Had pretty much every kind of rodent there is as a pet at one time or another. Best of all of them is a rat. Seriously. SOOOO much better pet than a guinea pig. Guinea pigs are grumpy little turds that don't care much for people. A rat, obtained young, or handled early and acclimated to being with people makes a great companion that can sit on your lap or shoulder.
    pet-rats-717589..jpgAnd, talk about cute!
    Is that Ben?
    If so, then you must be Willard?

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    I used to raise the peruvian (long hair) piggies for show. Had them for several years until the last one passed and it was right around the time I decided I don't do poo anymore. Lovely little social animals but man they are poop machines, but fun little squeakers!

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    My college roomate's girlfriend gave hime two Guinea pigs as a gift. We kept them in the dorm room. They were the smelliest, meanist, mother******* I've ever seen. He had to put in gloves just to pick them up to clean the cages. FInally he gave those nasty little ***** away.
    My advice. Get a snake and feed it Guinea pigs!!!

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    Threads like this make me miss our favorite old Rat Lady.
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    I was just talking about her last night with another Foo member. What a co-inky dinky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I can't have a pet at the moment (money issues) but would like to discuss what per I would like to have if I could. I currently have 2 fish tanks, one has a beta and the other has several gold fishes. But I want something that my kids could interact with. I don't really like cats due to issues with cat litter boxes. A dog sounds great, but I don't know.

    So, I was thinking maybe a cute Guinea Pig could fit the bill. They are small so it won't cost a fortune to maintain. I can put him in his tank/cage/house when I'm tired of him and I can let him loose around the house when I wanna play with him.

    Any Guinea Pig owner has some insight as per how good pets they can be?



    PS: Mods, can someone change thread title to "Guinea Pigs as Pets?" please

    I hear there really good roasted with white rice and a side of red beans.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    In South America, in the Andes, they smoke 'em and serve them with beans and rice.
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    I hear there really good roasted with white rice and a side of red beans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    I hear there really good roasted with white rice and a side of red beans.
    Cool... I like rice and beans... and need no refrigeration... good backup plan for those months when I running low on cash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    In South America, in the Andes, they smoke 'em and serve them with beans and rice.

    That is correct my friend.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I'm currently studying Andean Culture, both historic and modern in one of my classes.

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    That is correct my friend.
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