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Old 11-04-2012, 08:30 AM
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Default Tell me about guinea pigs

A teacher has two guinea pigs he wants to give away and asked me if I wanted them. My last experience with a rodent was in my childhood when I had one sweet and one evil hamster and my fox terrier killed the sweet one.

I know NOTHING about rodents. Like cage size, feeding requirements, would they need out of cage time, how stressed they would be in a home with 4 dogs 3 of which would love to eat them for dinner... I know I could keep them from becoming dinner, but if they need out of cage time and interaction, that gets trickier.

Gentling techniques would be nice to know if I do get them. Iím not good with rodents, apparently they find me tasty and I donít like being bitten. Iím sure its my lack of knowledge, but would be nice to not get bitten...

Oh, and how long do they live?
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