momlife The app for Modern Moms

Download for iOS or Android

Today we get our new pet. Im letting the boys pick out our guinea pig. Decided to try with one then get the other one later down the road.

Open in the app

You will be able to see all photos, comment and read other posts in the app


Open this post
in the app



— Have you had guinea pigs before? I grew up having them/worked with a breeder for a bit and I just wanted to let you know it may be better to just get both now. While it sounds easier to have one they're actually more demanding because they need a lot more attention so they don't become mean. They also can get territorial so if you do get another you'd have to try and find a really young baby to bond. Sometimes they won't bond later in life. It really depends on your piggy's personality! I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions you can totally message. Enjoy your new fur baby!

— Do you know anything about fleece bedding? Ive been seeing alot of pins on Pinterest about it

— @katattack89 Fleece is nice if you have time to scoop out poop daily and change the fleece probably every other day. I find it gets stinky really quick though and my last little guy was not a fan because he couldn't borrow at all. But then I have friends that swear by it and insist it's cleaner. It is overall cheaper, just a project to upkeep for me anyways lol. I find the paper beddings to be the least stinky and easiest to maintain because it's so light weight.

— @madhatter i got fleece and some newspaper

— We have everything ready even the cage is big enough for 2

— @katattack89 It's totally up to you. Like @bubbys.mommy said, they can be super sweet single pets if you have the time and attention. My first was a single and we were really bonded. Your boys must be so excited!

— My oldest is very excited he just turned 7 and my youngest is 2. I was showing my youngest youtube videos of piggies popping and making noises. He thought they were cute and kept going awwwww. I wanna show them to be gentle and loving.

— @katattack89 That's so sweet. I'm sure they're going to do awesome. Guinea pigs are seriously great for that. The little jelly beans lol. I can't wait to hear what they think

— @katattack89, fleece is what we used for mine and when I had a small hamster we used it for him as well but yes it does stink and stinks fast so you have to clean it like every other day.

— It’s also a good Time to let him out in his ball and roll around for a while

— @bubbys.mommy Omg we ended up getting two girls! On our way home now @madhatter

— So sweet! Congrats!! 💜