Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fact of the Day: Swiss Guinea Pig

In Switzerland, if one wishes to have a guinea pig as a pet then they must have at least two of them. They are social animals, and having just one can prove harmful to their health. 

17 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is interesting!

Huggybear said...

Good one Adam
However make sure they are the same sex or you'll be soon opening
up your own "Get Your Guinea Pig Here" shop. They are prolific breeders.
Little sex maniacs ha ha.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Margaret D said...

I read that somewhere else this evening, have no idea here though.
My sons had Guinea pigs, first night, there were 3 :)

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew they were that social

Emmylou said...

My kids would love this rule for ALL pets:D

Martha said...

I didn't know that. Very interesting.

Moscow Blogger said...

They are funny

DEZMOND said...

how very thoughtful of them! That is my rule with cats too... whenever someone wanted to bring me one, I asked for two... sadly, my tomcats brother Arsenie died when they were kids, so Ignatius is a lonesome cat and I don't like it

NanaDiana said...

I never knew that and we had guinea pigs when I was a kid, too. They smell really bad if your aren't right on top of keeping their cage clean. Trust me! lol

The Happy Whisk said...

I forget who, but there's one group of folks that eat these guys. Doesn't sound very tasty to me, yuck.

Christine said...

what a great rule! They think of everything in Switzerland!

Anna-Alina said...

Really? They are so differents with hamsters! I've heard that hamsters have to live alone, because they can to fight to death if will live together.

Caro * said...

Stunning fact ! They are so cute :)

Bethany Carson said...

That's an interesting rule. The guinea pigs in your photo have nice coloring.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love this rule! Most of us need some form of companionship, so I'm happy this little guys have someone looking out for them!

bj said...

Love the photo...my girl had one when she was little...didn't know about having two...
a grandboy had a couple that he loved....and they do stink....

Anonymous said...

They're so cute! Didn't know about keeping them in pairs either. Gee! We do learn new things every day. Cheers!!!