Availability: Peruvian Guinea Pigs are pretty easy to find in most areas. Prices run around $20 to $30. Guinea Pigs come in many varieties and are readily available at pet stores, shelters, and rescues.
Are Peruvian guinea pigs friendly?
Like most other cavy breeds, the Peruvian can be a friendly and gentle animal. They are naturally quite outgoing little piggies, and get along with people and piggies.
Is it OK to buy just one guinea pig?
Typically, it’s not okay for guinea pigs to live alone. Most don’t do well as single pets, because they’re social, herd animals, thriving with at least one friend. However, some guinea pigs are human-oriented and transfer their social needs to humans. And live happy lives with devoted pet parents.
What breed of guinea pig lives the longest?
Life Span According to Breed
Which type of guinea pig you have at home determines how long he can live. Hairless guinea pigs, for example, have a higher life span average — seven to eight years — than other types. Long-haired guinea pigs, on the other hand, live less, with average life spans of five to six years.
Do guinea pigs like to cuddle?
A healthy guinea pig is a happy guinea pig, and a happy guinea pig loves cuddles. So regularly grooming your guinea pig is an excellent way to keep an eye on its health, and of course, it helps build that all-important bond.