I am looking to adopt 2-3 guinea pigs, but am completely new to piggies, so this information is very helpful. I have been leaning towards getting females because I've read males can require more room and be smellier, and females are said to be friendlier. Does this sound correct?


I adopted two bonded males, worried that they'd be smellier and that I'd regret not choosing females. They were honestly just fine, and both were very friendly. I believe females don't mark their territory the way males do, but either gender will require regular cleaning to prevent them from getting smelly. Hope this helps; I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Updated on April 10, 2018

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