How much do long-haired guinea pigs cost?

How much do long-haired guinea pigs cost?

Guinea pigs are pretty cheap to buy, costing anywhere from $10 to $40, with the average price of a guinea pig being around $25. However, they also have setup and ongoing costs. Expect to fork out $200 to begin with, and then up to another $40 a month for a pair of piggies.

Do long-haired guinea pigs make good pets?

Guinea pigs are great pets for children. Not as fragile as rabbits and generally less skittish than smaller rodents like hamsters and gerbils, guinea pigs are wonderful pets for elementary-school-age kids and older.

How much are guinea pigs in the UK?

Researching prices for this article, we found that you can expect to pay between £10 and £45 for a guinea pig from a breeder, pet shop or shelter. The price depends on the breed, but of all the varieties, skinny pigs are the most expensive, with prices ranging between £45 and £150.

What breed of guinea pig has the longest hair?

Peruvian guinea pigs
Peruvian guinea pigs have the longest hair of all the breeds, to the point that it usually covers their eyes. A Peruvian holds the record for longest hair on a guinea pig at 21 inches, so don’t adopt or buy this breed unless you’re prepared to keep a regimented grooming schedule.

Are Male guinea pigs more smelly?

Male guinea pigs, or boars, may smell more than female guinea pigs (sows). This is because they secrete a scent from their grease gland when they want to show dominance or mark their territory. The area around the gland, located under a guinea pig’s tail, can become greasy and start to smell if not cleaned regularly.

How often do guinea pigs need a bath?

Guinea pigs only need to be bathed once a month in the summer, and every two months in the winter. This is unless your pet needs of an anti-parasite bath, or if you’ve been told by a vet to bathe them more frequently. In general, too much bathing puts the animals at risk of skin infections and chills.

Are guinea pigs smelly?

In general no, guinea pigs are clean little critters that regularly groom themselves. And while they may have a slight odour, they should never be overpowering or unpleasant.

Where can you buy baby guinea pigs?

The easiest and most convenient way to buy a guinea pig is through your local pet store. If you don’t have a small local pet store around, chances are there is a big commercialized pet store around your area. Such stores include Petsmart and Petco.

How long do Guinie pigs live?

On average, guinea pigs live five to seven years, but they can live as long as 14 years.

Can guinea pigs get hairballs?

Guinea pigs can get hairballs (like cats), so if you get rid of all of the loose hair for them, they are less likely to suffer from hairballs. Guinea pigs tend to shed more in early fall (when they are starting to get their winter coat) and in the spring when they are getting rid of that heavy coat.

Where can you find a guinea pig?

In the wild, guinea pigs are found in South America. They live on grassy plains, in rocky areas, and on forest edges. A group of guinea pigs consists of about 10 adults – one boar, a few sows, and their offspring – and they live in other animals’ burrows, or in tunnels which they carve through the thick grass and vegetation.