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should i get a guinea pig?

kibbles
July 10th, 2004, 01:03 AM
have any of you had guinea pigs before? ive researched about them but is there anything eles i should know that i wouldnt find in a book?im planning on getting one on the 15 of july.also should i get long haired or short haired?

glasslass
July 10th, 2004, 09:57 AM
Do the poor little rodifer a favor and . . DON'T! :mad:

Any new members should read Kibble's previous posts!

Lucky Rescue
July 10th, 2004, 10:24 AM
Since you have already shown you are NOT willing or able to care for your pets, please do NOT get another one.

Guinea pigs need very large cages, lots of food, bedding and lots of attention. They cost money.

They get sick too, and need vets, and I would hate to think of this helpless animal being thrown outside to die as your last one was.

Poppy
July 10th, 2004, 12:42 PM
:eek: Spare me the extra work of scanning thru all previous posts.....please give me the Reader's Digest version of the background behind LuckyRescue's post!!

FWIW, I adore guinea pigs....and ratties....and hampsters.....degus.....bunnies....etc etc.

MBRA518
July 10th, 2004, 12:55 PM
:eek: Spare me the extra work of scanning thru all previous posts.....please give me the Reader's Digest version of the background behind LuckyRescue's post!!

FWIW, I adore guinea pigs....and ratties....and hampsters.....degus.....bunnies....etc etc.

Their last pet was just tossed away when he was sick as he was "only a $5 pet"

glasslass
July 10th, 2004, 02:34 PM
"i found out it was ringworm,i culdnt take him to the vet because it was 11 at night and i was leaving early the next morning. he ended up "gone" forever."

That's it in a nutshell!

glasslass
July 10th, 2004, 05:52 PM
in a nutshell :D

Poppy
July 11th, 2004, 12:14 PM
I have always said if you cannot be nice to an animal, then you have no hope in hell of every being respectful to humans. Sadly, folks like this go on to have children..... :(

jenjen
July 11th, 2004, 12:51 PM
I read your last posts and I think its fair to say that you are not capable of caring for a living creature. Do not get a guiny pig, do not get a dog or a cat, or even a fish for that matter. Any animal that ends up in your house is more likely to die than flourish. You are a moron for letting your pet out in the backyard and saying that your not going to pay the vet $ for an animla that you only paid 5$ for. God forbid you have children because they will turn out to be morons just like you. Where ever you live should banish you from ever owning a pet! You SUCK.....You are heartless and I hope that you get kicked off this board because all you are doing is aggravating people with your stupidity. :mad:

catara
July 11th, 2004, 02:41 PM
Okay, I'm going to guess that Kibbles has emotional problems or at best emotionally immature.She has few friends so her parents give her inexpensive animals to entertain her. In previous messages, she tailks about what kind of dog she should get? She is under eighteen and probably doesn't have much money to buy anything. Her writing skills and thought processes are not well developed. Her parents may be buying her pets to teach her responsibilty, but they need to be monitering her as she cares for these pets.More than likely her gerbil got ringworm from living in filth.She is either enjoying the negative attention, or truly doesn't know any better and is trying to make friends through sharing this information. I think that, perhaps she should be ignored, or encouraged to share only positive pet stories. This might get her thinking that if she is more responsible she will receive the attention that she craves.....I've taught special ed for over 20 years, and was a juvenile probation officer before that. I've seen this type of behavior before. Her parents need to get more involved, they should be able to help her with her pet concerns...not putting her in front of a computer to share her stories of neglect and childishness which they may not realize is a reflect on them..

melanie
July 11th, 2004, 06:20 PM
kibbles, oh matey :rolleyes: . dont get another, you know what will happen and it is pretty irrisponsible. now i suggest this, ok you said you cannto help in the shelter due to age. do you have any relatives or friends with pets?? is there say an elderly lady you know with a pet? find someone with a pet and hang out with them. if relative or elderly person perhaps you could offer to take it for a walk or play in the yard. this can be a very fullfilling way of having contact with animals and helping someone out with their pet and also being responsible on your part by not getting more animals that wont last. and hey, your young, animals hang around for a long time, you dont know what your future will be, you may move town, go to uni, get a busy social life etc, so it is not fair to get an animal. if you really want it, wait till you are 25yo, before then do all the research you can and become the rodent expert, that way you will be very prepared. now go and have some fun, and dont tie yourself down with a pet at a young age. you have your whole life to get a pet, dont rush it now.

sammiec
July 12th, 2004, 09:09 AM
kibble, I think that you should stear clear of ginuea pigs.. too much work for someone of you're caliber... instead, the best thing for you is inactive, independant, and eats very little - a pet rock. Just don't forget where you placed it last... :rolleyes:

glasslass
July 12th, 2004, 11:38 AM
There are perfect, inter-active pets available and waiting for someone like you. Cyber-dogs and cats! They can be trained to do tricks. They respond to petting and attention. You can feed them and give them treats. And like real pets, you can lose them when they're ignored too long. Perfect for someone who wants a little pet, off and on, and has too much time on their hands. :D

Spoiled
July 12th, 2004, 06:10 PM
Kibbles, DON'T get another animal. You should just get a nice little five dollar stuffed animal that can be ignored when you want to, and played with when you want to.


She has few friends so her parents give her inexpensive animals to entertain her.

How do you know this information about kibbles? Just asking.

cmt489
July 12th, 2004, 06:11 PM
Hey ladies, IMHO we are feeding the troll by responding to this post..... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Michelle

kibbles
July 12th, 2004, 09:22 PM
thank you melanie for the advise,i still have my one gerbil and he is thriving i know that guinea pigs live quite long and now come to think of it i could give it to my younger sister because shell be at a responsible age when i go to college but to please you all i wont go on this website any longer.and i dont think ill get a guinea pig.