150+ Gorgeously Cute Guinea Pig Names | Names For Guinea Pigs

Updated on October 7, 2014

Get An Original Cute Name For Your Guinea Pig!

It’s tricky picking names for guinea pigs. There’s so many to choose from but how do you narrow it down to find the perfect guinea pig name? It’s got to capture looks or personality or both and be something both owner and pig won’t be bored with six months down the track. It should be something you’d be thrilled to introduce other people to, because it’s so cute and so fitting!

I’ve owned several generations of guinea pigs myself, so I know that you won’t want typical baby or dog names because guinea pigs in particular require something extra adorable and special. I don’t know anyone who would call their guinea pig Leopard, Spot or Marshmallow, but Donald (after Donald Trump), Ponyo and Theodopolous have been quite suitable names for the guinea pigs I know.

I’ve had a good look through many websites and forums to find some modern cute guinea pig names and save you the hassle of trawling through thousands of not-so-hot ones. Have a look through my suggestions and see if any appeal to you...

This guinea pig could be called "Cutie Pie", it is so adorable.
This guinea pig could be called "Cutie Pie", it is so adorable.
Michelle Williams - the guinea pig and her lookalike.
Michelle Williams - the guinea pig and her lookalike.
A Donald Trump lookalike - notice the attention to the shiny, combover hair. Luckily the guinea pig won't be able to "fire" its owner!
A Donald Trump lookalike - notice the attention to the shiny, combover hair. Luckily the guinea pig won't be able to "fire" its owner!

Name Your Guinea Pig After A Celebrity Or Famous Person

The latest trend in guinea pig naming is to name your guinea pig after the celebrity that it resembles, usually because of its hairstyle, but occasionally for personality.

I’ve heard of Whoopi Goldberg (due to the thick curly hair), Bob Geldof (for the grey bits), Donald Trump (combover hairstyle), Peaches Honeyblossom (Bob’s daughter) and Zuckerberg.

In Australia, this trend began recently with Australian TV show Big Brother, where Tim named his guinea pigs after celebrities Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Steve Tyler, Richard Gere and Tim McGraw. They sure did resemble their celebrity counterparts and were remembered by all who met them!

A rare find, this Lucille Ball guinea pig has exactly the right sort of hair.
A rare find, this Lucille Ball guinea pig has exactly the right sort of hair.
Owen Wilson's lookalike guinea pig lives up to its name!
Owen Wilson's lookalike guinea pig lives up to its name!

Suggestions For Celebrity Guinea Pig Names

Ideal guinea pig celebrity names for guinea pigs with red hair include Geri Halliwell, Sarah Ferguson and Lucille Ball.

For guinea pigs with blonde hair, try Zsa Zsa, Jennifer Anniston, Ivanka, Neil Patrick Harris, Jon Bon Jovi, Paris Hilton, Owen Wilson, Sarah Jessica Parker or Michelle Williams.

Dark haired guinea pigs could be Michael Jackson, Prince, Rihanna, Freddie Mercury, Katy Perry or Oprah.

Guinea pigs that are artistic with their cage newspaper could be named after famous artists, like Michaelangelo, Picasso, Dali, Matisse, Renoir, Kandinsky, Andy Warhol or Van Gogh.

It’s easy to get inspired and find a celebrity or famous person to name your guinea pig after.

The idea is to try to get a very recognisable celebrity that your guinea pig looks like, so everyone knows who you are talking about. Having more than one name can be part of the charm of celebrity guinea pig naming.

Meet Ponyo - because she's fast, she's cute, she's little and she likes exploring new things, just like the character she's named after.
Meet Ponyo - because she's fast, she's cute, she's little and she likes exploring new things, just like the character she's named after.
A fluffy Sylvester.
A fluffy Sylvester.

Cute Character Names For Guinea Pigs

Similar to naming a guinea pig after a celebrity, you could also name a cavy after a suitable book, cartoon, movie or superhero character. Character names are much more appropriate when matched to the personality of your guinea pig. I’m sure there are some great Miss Piggys, Gandalfs and Pippi Longstockings out there already!

Hamlet, Obi Wan, Sylvester, Gizmo, Casper, Princess Fiona, Homer, Tom Ripley, Twoflower and Nemo fit nicely into this category. Consider also Leeloo, Spartacus, Trillian, Hans Solo, Cameron Poe or Pi.

The possibilities are endless.

Theodopolous, also known as Theo, gets a morning pat.
Theodopolous, also known as Theo, gets a morning pat.

Names From A Phone Book

You can get some really authentic sounding names from a phone book. That’s where I found Theodopolous, my guinea pig’s name (Theo for short).

After a quick look at the phone book, I’ve managed to come up with Walbert, Smith Brown, Chiverstone, Shimony and Spelving.

Names in the phone book are more original than those found on internet baby-name lists and I’m sure you can do better than me when hunting out the perfect name!

A Navajo coloured guinea pig.
A Navajo coloured guinea pig.

Names Based On Colour

It’s a pretty basic naming strategy, but some of the simpler names you can give your guinea pig depending on its colour can be quite cute.

Growing up, I’ve named guinea pigs things like Ginger, Snowflake and Sooty before, so in recognising that things have moved on since then, I’ve come up with a list of colour names that reflect more modern tastes.

Some great colour names include Milo, Ninja, Cadbury, Navajo, Cocoa, Kahlua, Domino and Panda. Other interesting ones are Tangerine, Biscuit, Champagne, Gainsboro, Smudge, Papaya and Fuzzy Wuzzy (yes, it's a red/orange/brown colour).

City, Country, Etc Names

If you’re stuck, another trend which is popular for guinea pig naming is to use cities, countries, days or months. Often people use this technique to get a name which is more exotic. I once had a grey guinea pig called August, because it was the end of winter in Australia.

Some examples of naming for guinea pigs like this include California, Everest, Jamaica, Mali, China, Aruba, Venezuela, Shanghai or Kathmandu. Saskatchewan, India, Belarus, Estonia, Darwin, Ireland and Romania also work well.

This guinea pig looks like it could be called Tom Piggy or Trevor.
This guinea pig looks like it could be called Tom Piggy or Trevor.

Random Names

Sometimes, for no reason at all, some names just sound very cute for guinea pigs. Here is my list of random names:

Cavy Jones
Cutie Pie
Fifi Trixibelle
Laura Ashley
Minnie Pig
Olga da Polga
St Andrew
Sunny Jim
Tom Piggy

Guinea Pig Pair Names

It’s not entirely necessary to have matching pair guinea pig names like Salt and Pepper, which are cute but don’t really explore personalities thoroughly.

Sometimes names can just fit together well, even though they aren’t in matched pairs. For example, Minnie Pig and Walbert work well together and seem to add more personality when matched that way.

Some other examples of cute guinea pig names for pairs include:

Gomez & Peri Peri
Lars & Peaches
Piggles & Spock
Ulker & Dardenelle

But if you really must insist on using the cutest twin names, try these trusty ones:

Pair Names #1
Pair Names #2
Pair Names #3
Mrs Winterbottom & Summerbum
Bonnie & Clyde
Blizzard & Snowball
Brandi & Barcardi
Bubble & Squeak
Cocoa & Mocha
Dakota & Montana
Olly & Polly
Giggles & Googles
Jesse & James
Lucy & Ricky
Mr Fluffles & Fluffybunny
Cutie Pie & Winkles
Salt & Pepper
Kath & Kim
Twitter & Yahoo
Thelma & Louise
Fluffy & Cuddles

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Thank you for reading!

I hope I’ve given you some useful ideas regarding choosing names for guinea pigs. If you can shave a few hours off searching pages of guinea pig names for a good name, then I’ve done my job right!

Please show your appreciation by voting for my article below.

I’d also love to hear from you if you have any other modern, interesting or amusingly cute guinea pig names!

© 2013 Suzanne Day


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      Loretta Vellutino 2 months ago

      I name my Guinea Pig, Cuzco

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      Lanes1026 3 months ago

      I have two guinea pigs and their names are: Teacake and Nutmeg. I have only had them for a week so we are still working on bonding. I know this is not a blog for cages but I recommend C and C DIY cages that is what I have. Thanks:)

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      ZaraLovesGunieaPigsSoMuch 5 months ago

      Great names!

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      Nikki 7 months ago

      My is named spot because it is all white and has a black spot around her eye

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      Guinea pigs 8 months ago

      I need a funny one

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      brooke 8 months ago

      My guniepigs name is cuddels because when she gets scared she cuddls with you:-)

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      madysen 9 months ago

      love the names

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      Guniea pig person 9 months ago

      I like the name pepsi for a boy...do u?

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      Kelly Hobbs 9 months ago

      I like to name mine after tv sitcom characters. We have Bentley and Louise from the Jeffersons! I'm thinking of using Edith from All in the Family and Esther from Sanford and Son, too. :)

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      Mckayla sanders 10 months ago

      Gunie pigs can be mean but mostly nice . If you are trying to name your gunie pigs all you have to do is ask your self, dose it have long hair or short hair, is it cute,is it nice?well answer those questions and pick a name for your gunie pig. There's over millions of names but I'm going to tell the best ones . Chose a name for your gunie pig out of these 15 names.

      1. Spice















      All of these names are different with makes your gunie pig stand out!if you have 3or 4 or more gunie pigs you may want like a theme for your gunie pigs names so they all mach.here are some theme names .

      1. Pebble pep, Rainbow pebble,chocolate pebble,skittish Pebble , tiny pebble,and more. I like the Pebble theme names because Pebble just reminds me of gunie pigs or hamsters because they are so small.

      2.taffy,carmel,smarty,gummy,patch , and more candy theme names remind me of a very kind sweet gunie pig.

      3.gold,bronze,silver,dimend,crystal, Ruby ,and more. The shiny theme name reminds me of you gunie pig being kind and getting a bath every month.

      Any name you choose for your gunie pig will be good I'm sure. Rember 1 thing do what's write for your gunie pig!!

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      Ella 10 months ago

      I have three guinea pigs. Two shelties who are twin brothers (Fluffy and Fuzzy) and one Texel (Texi) I think the names Fluffy and Fuzzy good names for twins, better than some of the names above (Some of the names above where just weird or didn't go that well together. I think naming a guinea pig after a celeb is a bit weird but I liked the pitchers of guinea pigs that look like other people) However, the shelties names don't really suit them as Texi is fluffier and fuzzier than the sheltie twins and if I had thought of some other names earlier I would have changed their names to Ginger and Patches as that is what their fur is like but it's a bit late now to change their first names so I made their middle names be Ginger and Patches.

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      Emilee 10 months ago

      I like the names Phoenix,willow,kiwi,and pepper

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      GalaxyRat 11 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Don't forget Mr. G ;)

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      DragonLUVRS 14 months ago

      I have two guinea pigs called Kinder and Caramel. Kinder is a good personality/ colour one because he's brown and white and full of surprises! XD

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      Candaceellisor@yahoo.com 14 months ago

      Love your blog!

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      Fijoka 14 months ago

      Thanks for the naming ideas! I have just fallen in love with these darling little creatures and have decided to call my three new fuzzy fur babies popcorn (the color of buttered popcorn), punkin (has a delightful Mohawk) and puddin pie (a fluffy as all heck tri color)! Thanks again!

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      Nicole E. 16 months ago

      I have three named Umaru, Timothy, and Teddie.

      Some other names I was thinking of was Akamaru, Morgana, or Schnee

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      Pippiphurray 17 months ago

      I agree Guineahope you should never name a guinea pig after Trump.I like the names Nutter Butter and Oreo.

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      Guineahope 17 months ago


      It would mean a lot to me if you added those names to the lists, pippie is the name of the first " small&furry " animal that made me want Guinea pigs in the first place.

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      Guineahope 17 months ago

      Pippy is the name of my best friends former hamster. : (

      Please consider the name

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      Guineahope 17 months ago

      Don't name a Guinea pig after trump. You might hurt the Guinea pigs feelings. No offense trump lovers

      May I suggest cookie and caramel as names

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      Sasuke Uchiha 19 months ago

      I don't care what he does, I'm gonna call him Stefano after pewdiepies Stefano.

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      Kayleigh 20 months ago

      I recently rescued 3 piggies from our Local shelter and I named then Big Mac, Chicken Nugget, and French Fry. I call them biggie mac, nugget, and fry daddy, lol.

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      jasmine 21 months ago

      I'm getting a brown/white guinea pig tomorrow and i'm going to name her ginger (mainly for the color)

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      Victoria 22 months ago

      Love your blog. I have 4 boys. Ben & Jerry, Dooney & Bourke. I may add 2 girls to the mix. Not sure on the names yet but i love pairing the names.

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      Amanda 22 months ago

      I reached a sweet little feels that someone found in a park in the middle of January. Luckily, we'd had a warm spell, so he lived, though he was dirty and had killer nails and frostbite on his tiny feetsies. I wasn't planning to name him right away so I nicknamed him Mr. Snuffles until I could name him. It stuck. He's a darling boy. He had a baby brother named Mr. Fluff, but he recently passed after complications following surgery. I got a new baby maybe two weeks ago and he won't sit still for anything, so his name became Mr. Wiggles. Poor Mr. Snuffles... His name isn't a real, common, obvious word like Fluff or Wiggles... But he's a furry potato of love and snuggles and kisses. I'm so glad someone found him to rescue him - whoever he belonged to before didn't respond to flyers, Facebook posts, or a posting at the animal shelter... So they don't deserve his love. I'm a love-whore where my piggies are concerned. Love some of the couples/pairs names, Suzanne. :)

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      Erica 22 months ago

      I have Buttons, Bobbin, Bobby and Bébé.

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      Suzanne Day 22 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      What a cool name - Han Solo!

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      leslie 22 months ago

      my guys name is wee man cause he's my little man. i plan to get him a buddy later i wanted to get bonded with him first because of his temperment lol but i spend time with him so he's not at all lonely over the last 4 months we have gotten very close he never runs or hide's anymore matter of fact he runs to me an jumps in my hand because he know's it's playtime an he loves running around on my bed funny thing is he wont get more than foot away an he runs right back to me.

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      Sparkle4life 22 months ago

      I have 5 Guinea pigs peach,cobbler,chicken,nugget, and Han Solo

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      asma 23 months ago

      I've got two guinea pigs named Katie and Daisy!!

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      Georgie 24 months ago

      I have piggies named Barney cause he looks like a barn sabastion grey pig whose grey and AL which is short for Albeno

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      anna 2 years ago

      i think people should name their guinea pig angel

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      Sanchief 2 years ago

      Great suggestions, although I adopted two and named them for their coloring-Snickers and Oreo

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      the names related to celebs do really matched the guinea pigs well

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      Aliesha 2 years ago

      I have 7 pigs now 3 newborn and 5 other ones that passed away i desparately need names for them although i have only named 1

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      Caitlin 2 years ago

      I have owned piggies for nearly a decade now so I've had quite a few to name! In order they were Dimitry, Teko, Dino, Denver, Scruffy, Colonel, Midnight, Gibby, Diego, and Sid. I currently still have Colonel who is 4 y.o and Sid who is 4 m.o. One of my former work colleagues has two piggies herself named Oreo and Cappuccino. Her mum often teases her on their names and calls them Coffee and Biscuit instead.

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      Ches&Kmama 2 years ago

      We have 2 piggies named squeak & sparkle . My 7 year old & my 3 year old named them!

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      kitty 2 years ago

      I have two girls Flower and Chipper. [ I have no idea where Chipper came from I din't name them myself.]

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      lindsey 2 years ago

      I've got two girls, Sprout and Pippa. For fun, I end up calling them "tato sprout" because Sprout looks like a potato with a chunk of butter on top, and "pipsqueak" for Pippa.

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      Nicole 2 years ago

      My pigs named are Fettucini and Alfredo!

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      El 2 years ago

      my boys are Pablo and Pedro they love their sister cat Patricia

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      Cassie 3 years ago

      Love these! My boys are Dewey (like on Malcolm in the Middle) and Yoshi (like on the Mario games). I didn't see your list before naming them though, otherwise I may have used one of your cute suggestions

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      cute names, maybe i can used them for my kitty

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      Kris Weber 3 years ago from Saint Cloud, Minnesota

      I know it seems a bit plain but I named my guinea "Hog" as in a pig hog haha. I know it's sort of lame but I really took to it and enjoy the name. It seems like people argue a lot online about the right way to take care of these guineas.. Wikipedia links to this great site for those looking for info http://guinea-pigs.org/bedding/ What I also don't understand is how people like "yell" at you for "do it yourself" breeding like it's against the law or something! I maybe want to try it.

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      Tori 3 years ago

      I really want guinea pigs mabey named Salt and pepper or Bubble and Squeak! Super cute names i am really doing my homework but you know YOLO lol

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      Emma 3 years ago

      I named mine Wednesday & Thursday

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      Tammi 3 years ago

      Thank you for the great ideas. I adopted my 4th Guinea today. He is mostly black with a white bum. Our family lost Joseph and Yahtzee earlier this year. They were absolutely the finest little guys ever. They were with us for 6 years give or take. We adopted Milton a few months ago and today we welcomed our new love, but are trying to get to know his individual style and personality this evening before naming him. Thanks!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      What a cute idea! I really like the use of Irwin, which is so fitting for curious guinea pigs.

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      Lexi 3 years ago

      I named my piggies Ash and Steve. They are named after Australians with the last name Irwin!

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      Julia 3 years ago

      I adopted an adorable albino boar for my grandbabies and myself...of course they named him Olaf!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Hi everyone, thanks for your comments and thanks to Megan, Heyitsme and Lakyn for the funny guinea pig names!

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      These are adorable and special names for guinea pigs! I feel like I need to go get some so I can use some of these names! I really like the idea of using a phone book.

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      Heyitsme 4 years ago

      Lol... Bonnie and Clyde!! Hehe

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      This is such a cute Hub. I love all of the photos. I haven't owned one before, but my cousins did when I was growing up. They are so sweet.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow.... what a cute hub. I liked the names. Thanks Suzanne for sharing.

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      Megan Rose 4 years ago

      I just cried laughing at your celeb. look-alikes. I never thought to name them after real people, only video game characters. I love this hub!

      My boys are named Sonic and Tails... :)

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      Suzanne Day 4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      What a great name! Reepicheep is ideal.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Naming pets is fun stuff, guinea pigs being perhaps one of the most fun to choose a name for.

      If we ever had a guinea pig I believe I would want to name it Reepicheep after the courageous and honorable Narnian character who embodies a spirit of kindness even when he is compelled to exhibit fearless pluck, all while on the surface being but a mere bit of mouse.

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      SolveMyMaze 4 years ago

      Excellent hub. This is so useful for parents getting a first pet for their children since guinea pigs are usually the way to go! There's a few suggestions in here I hadn't thought of, so thanks for the handy information!

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      The guinea pig in the first pic was the exact kind of breed I used to pet before. It was a couple, and they had a lot of babies. Maybe I could have named them Lucy and Ricky. They occasionally sparred but they sometimes acted sweet, hehehehe.