i would like to buy 3 guinea pigs from pets at home and i would like a rough idea on how much they would cost. please let me know if you do.
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- 09-11-2016 21:13
- 09-11-2016 21:13
- 11-11-2016 12:37
Well the hay is costly. Then you will need sawdust. Then food ie fruit and vegetables.
And then you need toys for them to gnaw on to stop them getting spurs.
Then you'll need a few bottles or dishes for water.
Then insurance and if you want to get them chipped.
It's not just the initial outlay of the cost of the animals.
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- 11-11-2016 12:41
- 15-11-2016 23:53
I don't know the price, but I'd really advise getting pets from an independent professional breeder rather than a chain. Some chain stores get their animals from rodent farms, which cram the maximum possible animals together into tiny cages with no toys or stimulation and treat the parents purely as reproductive machines. I don't know if Pets at Home does this because when I asked where they got their animals I was told they weren't allowed to say - but it's always better not to risk supporting animal explitation even when it means paying more for them in the beginning.
- 16-11-2016 00:02
Guinea pigs will typically be similarly priced in all pet shops but I would advise phoning to see if there are any in animal rescue/rehoming centres first. A roomy hutch is essential along with guinea pig food (they don't just eat veg as I'm sure you know!) and a suitably sized water bottle.
Personally I wouldn't bother with insurance for small furries or micro chipping as suggested above.
It depends on where you live but if you have a dry place for storage you'd be far better buying a bale of hay and a bale (bag) of sawdust from a country/equine supply store than small quantities from a pet store. It will work out far cheaper!