Ultimate Guide to Caring for a Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs can be some of the most engaging pets in the household. Keep reading to find out more about these large, colorful rodents and how to keep one.

Before you bring a guinea pig into your home, it’s important to already have the supplies you need to take care of the guinea pig ready to go.

When you go to pick out a guinea pig, there are several things you’ll want to look out for to ensure that you get a guinea pig that is both healthy and friendly.

Be very careful handling your guinea pig at first, since frightened guinea pigs can bite hard if distressed and they are easily injured if dropped.

Guinea pigs aren’t a “set it and forget it” pet—they require just as much love and attention as any other animal in your household.