72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

Updated on February 2, 2016
What a cute, fuzzy, little guy!
What a cute, fuzzy, little guy! | Source

What to Name Your New Guinea Pig

So you are getting a guinea pig? You must be squealing just like one with excitement! Who wouldn’t at the news that you are getting one of the cutest, cuddliest, and most lovable little fuzzy animals alive?

Guinea pigs make wonderful pets and are low maintenance. They do not require a whole lot of space, their housing requirements are minimal, and it's a lot of fun to build them a little play area! They enjoy the company of other guinea pigs and really form a bond with their owners. You will love them for their entire five to seven year lifespan, and they'll love you right back.

So, do you have any idea what you will name your guinea pig? Meeting your match at the pet store is the easy part, but giving it a name might not be so easy. If you are lucky, the name will just come to you as soon as you chose which one to take home. Most are not that lucky, and, therefore, need to do a little research.

To make this matter a little easier, I have compiled a list of the best guinea pig names that I could find or think of. Scroll down to find different names in separate categories.

Boy Guinea Pig Names

Male names often sound more “fierce” than girly names, but whether your guinea pig is more of an attention-hog or a shy piglet, there’s a name for all!

 
 
 
Rocko
Bob
Ozzy
Leonard
Chomper
Zipper
Bart
Homer
Paco
Oliver
Fabio
Ham
Boomer
Pepsi
Nemo
Tank
Matty
Braveheart
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Girl Guinea Pig Names

Girl names commonly have a “girly” feel to them and often reflect the foods we eat! Why? Because girls are sweet, so is food, and girls love food. That’s not all that is on our list, of course, so check it out!

 
 
 
Princess
Daisy
Rosie
Cinnamon
Sugar
Ladybug
Nutmeg
Peaches
Cookie
Minnie
Ginger
Hazel
Bella
Lily
Sweetheart
Sofie
Buttercup
Baby
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Cute Guinea Pig Names

Guinea pigs are adorably fuzzy little critters. These cute pets deserve a name as cute as they are! Check out these cute guinea pig names, great for males and females!

 
 
 
Stud Muffin
Caramel
Peanut
Pumpkin
Sprinkles
Cuddle Bunny
Copper
Piglet
M&M
Snickers
Furball
Cupcake
Cottonball
Tootsie
Honey
S'mores
Oreo
Snickerdoodle

Funny Guinea Pig Names

It's easy to come up with a funny name for your furry friend. Pick a name that plays on their species or their small stature, for starters.

 
 
 
Hamlet
Ginny Pig
Goliath
Biscuit
The Hulk
Fuzzmeister
Jedi
Bam Bam
Pork Chop
Meatball
Godzilla
Guinness
Gumbo
Brutus
Guinevere
Alf
Jack Hammer
Chunk
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Picking a Guinea Pig Name

There are plenty of names to choose from, and hopefully you have already found one you like by this point, but if you haven't, not to worry!

Whether you have a male or female guinea pig, try assessing its personality and outer appearance to help you pick a name.

  • Does it run to you right away, or is it still a bit skittish?
  • Is it loud, or does it make little noise?
  • What color is it and what “hairstyle” does it have?

Answering these questions can help when deciding between two or three names, too.

Let Your Guinea Pig Help Decide

Still don’t have a name? I’m a fan of letting my animals help in this process just because I am so indecisive when it comes to these things, not to mention the silly memories that it makes. There are a couple of ways a guinea pig can “help” choose a name.

  • If you have an outgoing piggy, have a few friends sit in a circle, assign a name to each person, and place the guinea pig in the middle. The guinea pig takes on the name of the person it goes to first!
  • Write different names on a few index cards and place them around the room with some guinea pig food; you can even do this in the cage if it’s big enough. Whichever card it eats off first is the name that the guinea pig chooses! Easy, right? I think so!

Whatever you do to figure out the guinea pig’s name, have fun with it!

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      Idkidkidk 41 hours ago

      Alphabet

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      Some girlm 47 hours ago

      The giney pig is so cute

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      Charli 2 days ago

      I have to guniea pigs there names are Leo and Theo

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      Ella 2 days ago

      hey im getting a guinea pig soon, thanks to this website im gonna call him/her Ozzy

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      Moi 3 days ago

      Im thinking Funky Oreo

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      Me 3 days ago

      I’m thinking Zeus or Apollo

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      You should name it ghost 4 days ago

      Ghost

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      Some boy 4 days ago

      Can anyone give me some suggestions on a hamster name she is white and golden tan ish and she is a female.

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      tom brady 4 days ago

      amazing

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      penny and poppy 5 days ago

      I have two guinea pigs (females) their names are Penelope and Poppy. I love them very much and got both of them for my 9th and 10th birthdays!! I got Penelope first and then realized she needed a friend! They get along all the time, But sometimes Penelope get jealous and nips at her. they are so cute and I recommend getting onother pig if you have 1

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      Guinea Tho 6 days ago

      I had a guinea pig (female) that suffered and suffocated slowly and on January Seventh 2018we found her lying in the cage motionless. We loved her very much and we and the vets did everyhing we could. But altleast she has been released from her pain and is in a better place now. God bless you Nomi. We miss you very much.

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      Rodent lover 7 days ago

      I have a boy name Ozzy and girl named Tallulah and a hamster named Max

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      i have a response for random person getting a guineapig 7 days ago

      i think you should call it lulu, so that it is lulu and Mumu

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      Emalee 7 days ago

      Names mine Joey, VERY cute for red and browns!)

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      hi there 8 days ago

      I just got one and named her pippy

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      Amina 10 days ago

      Cool names for guinea pigs

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      Person with a guinea pig :3 yay! 10 days ago

      If you're getting two guinea pigs, i would go for two girls as they often dont fight but if you get one it wouldnt matter. Try to get two guinea pigs that already know each other if youre going to buy them. If you want to 'adopt' one i'd say either get two together or get one that's friendly and if you already have a guinea pig, introduse them to your family and most importantly other guinea pig. Final thing: just play with any guinea pig you get especially if theyre adopted and have had an operation. I hope this has helped anyone :)

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      blabla 10 days ago

      i dont like any names

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      craig tucker 11 days ago

      stripe

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      guru girlz 12 days ago

      I might be getting 2 for a boy it would be oreo and a girl would be cottonball

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      Brianna 13 days ago

      Hazel

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      Rhys 2 weeks ago

      Im getting 2 in technically 1 day so if 1 is black and white im gona name 1 (Oreo) and the other 1 (hammy)

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      Jeremy 2 weeks ago

      My cat is called father

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      JP 2 weeks ago

      I got two today and I might name one Popcorn/Pops

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      Franny 2 weeks ago

      Love it soo cute

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      Kylie 2 weeks ago

      I have a baby guniea pig aND her name is godzilla

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      IDK?(grace) 2 weeks ago

      I’m getting one today and I’m naming it,princess

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      You don't need to know my name 2 weeks ago

      I'm getting one today and I might name is sprinkles

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      None ya’ beeswax 2 weeks ago

      I’m getting one today!!! It’s gonna be Mr. Nibbels

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      Fequoia turner 3 weeks ago

      How about bean you thing that's a good name for a black boy

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      Guinea pig lover 3 weeks ago

      I’m getting one for Christmas

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      aurelie 3 weeks ago

      i have 4 uineas and just got a 5th one. their names are Kiki caramel, pompom, fluffy and i think the last will be oreo or biscuit. I had 3 which past away they were zuzu chocolat and teddy. missed them very much.

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      guinea love 3 weeks ago

      guinea pigs are easy to care for if you are responsible.

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      lexie 3 weeks ago

      my guinea pigs name is lucky, she is my bestfriend [but very fat]

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      Toosieroll 3 weeks ago

      Toosie rolly haha

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      I love Guinea Pigs 3 weeks ago

      I might a future guinea pig owner. In this article it says that guinea pigs are low maintenance, in the comments it says that they are not, which is true? I AM CONFUSED!!! HELP PLEASE!!!

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      dick twist 4 weeks ago

      i named my three guinea pigs butter cup oreo and tootsie

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      Guinea Pig 4 weeks ago

      It's better to adopt, not shop. When you buy an animal, you are just making other animals suffer. And you are making animals in the wild have an increasing fear of getting caught and sold. And besides, an animal is another living creature. Why would you want to sell another living creature?

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      Kyra 4 weeks ago

      I have one guinea pig and her name is Oreo! She is black ,white and brown. She is really cute!

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      Friday Gillespie 4 weeks ago

      Should I get a boy or a girl guinea pig?

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      Rissa 4 weeks ago

      My guinea pigs names are Gem and Mercury

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      Pet lover 4 weeks ago

      I have two Guinea pigs and there names are Sam and Gilbert

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      Olivia 5 weeks ago

      I have a guinea pig and his name is spot and let me tell you that they need a lot of care and love.

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      Izzy 5 weeks ago

      I have five pets

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      love pets 5 weeks ago

      I named mine kendall and kylie out of kardashians

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      Mary 5 weeks ago

      I have two girl guinea pigs and their names are Sherbert and Cupcake (I did not spell Sherbert wrong!!)

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      jen 5 weeks ago

      my name is Annabelle like the doll

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      amy 5 weeks ago

      hi i have two cute pets

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      Colo 5 weeks ago

      I like Luke squealwalker

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      Chandler 6 weeks ago

      A good name is calaco like the cat breed

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      Ava 6 weeks ago

      Do guinea pigs change colors

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      Jada 6 weeks ago

      My guinea pigs name is Caramel

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      Isobel 6 weeks ago

      My guinea pig's name is Sammy.

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      Jose 6 weeks ago

      My Guinea pig name is max

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      Ivy 7 weeks ago

      My guinea pigs names are buttercup and honeybun

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      Riyo 8 weeks ago

      They are NOT low maintenance animals at all! They need more care than dogs cats if you ask me.

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      Ali 8 weeks ago

      This is terrible advice. Guinea pigs are NOT low maintenance, they are very fragile little things who get sick very easily without the proper care, and even with the proper care. I've spent over £2000 in the last year alone on my piggies dealing with various issues. And please don't encourage people to go to pet shops, have you seen the breeding facilities of the places that supply pet stores with small furries? They are horrific. Please ADOPT DON'T SHOP. If you go to a rescue you get all the advice you need, you get healthy piggies, life time backup support, and you become part of a very, very rewarding community of rescuers and adopters.

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      Caroline 8 weeks ago

      I don't even know where to start with this. Guinea pigs are not low maintenance and their housing needs are most certainly not minimal. A single or pair require a minimum of 8sq ft of floor space. And why do you talk about meeting your match at a pet store? Buying from a store just furthers the cruel trade of breeding for profit. The person who wrote this clearly knows little and cares less about guinea pigs.

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      SmolTato 8 weeks ago

      I have been sorta stressed trying to pick a name for the Guinea pig I am getting in less than a month and sadly these names didn't help.

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      Lemonmon 2 months ago

      My guinea pigs are named Lincoln, Sanders, and Po. Two of them were adopted on President's Day weekend in 2016, and one reminded me of a panda ;)

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      Zara 2 months ago

      I chose some names that I like

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      Gina 2 months ago

      You could use coffee kuddles splodge patch fudge peanut

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      Lyndsey 2 months ago

      This is really helpful because I’m really really bad at picking names for animals, I want a guinea pig for Christmas and I was thinking of naming her Leilannie

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      Anaeva 2 months ago

      Nice and cute ; )

      ;);););)

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      Brayon 2 months ago

      I like the name buttercup and i like the advise this website gives me because i am BAD at naming animals

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      Lily 2 months ago

      I like the name hazel! Really cute! Other cute names are cookie crumble angel Anna Elsa grey bella toddy

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      Rowan 2 months ago

      My cat is named Oliver

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      samantha 2 months ago

      like the funny names

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      Jessica 2 months ago

      Ours came with the name Pebbles. I've been calling her Piggy Pig.... I am bad at naming animals.

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      Aliya Berson 2 months ago

      The cute guinea pig names were not very cute. Now my guinea pigs name is Alf. I dont like that name.

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      izzy 2 months ago

      i might go for the name cupcake or sprinkles

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      Clara 2 months ago

      I might get a go and I'm gonna name it either princess or Lily

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      Lesa 2 months ago

      I'm getting guinea pigs for Christmas and I'm thinking about naming her sugar

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      Alexa 2 months ago

      I named my mel guinea pig Carmel and my female guinea pig's name is Jolene.

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      Jordan 2 months ago

      I got a new name for my new gunia pig, thanks it's name is now Cookie.

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      Adam 2 months ago

      I am getting a boy guinea pig I got an idea from one of these names his first name is Fuzz nd his middle name is lightyear

      so it buzz lightyear hope you can use it maybe

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      Minnie M 2 months ago

      I hope I get a guinea pig for one of my Christmas presents and I'm hoping of calling it buttercup if it's a girl or Rocko if it's a boy.

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      lily 2 months ago

      i have 4 guinea pigs oreo princess ginger-nut and brownie princess is having babys right now

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      Gia 2 months ago

      I have two guinea pigs, maple and ruby. I love them to bits! Thanks for the name ideas but ruby suited me perfectly!☺

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      Amber 2 months ago

      We didn't get so creative with out guinea pigs name. We named her plain old Guinness and yet she was the best pet that I could ever ask for.Sadly she died yesterday and I sobbed for an hour straight. Luckily we are getting two this weekend and I checked out this website because I wanted to give them cute matching names so thanks for the inspiration ;)

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      perrie 2 months ago

      lol before i read this page i already named my gp Snickers

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      Sabrina Carpenter 2 months ago

      I have 3 females and decided to name them sugar the white one Bella her sister and the other one I don’t know can you guys help ,e choose her name thanks

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      savannah 2 months ago

      what about , clara , clare , kit kat , storm , charamellow , milky ,cinamin bun,honey succle , peter , frank , gumdrop , bubble gum , karmin. i hope you use one im getting one for my b day

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      Zoey the Wolf 2 months ago

      I named my first guinea pigs snowball and smokey R.I.P

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      Lj 2 months ago

      How about ash 4 a boy name

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      Charlotte 3 months ago

      We have 2 and named one Tic and Tac get it Tic-Tac!

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      Danika Rhyan 3 months ago

      My guinea pigs name is Mr Petey Mc Peterson

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      anonymous 3 months ago

      spanky

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      Georgia 3 months ago

      Hey is it normal for guinea pigs to wee all up their stomach because pigs have pee all over their tummies and bums.

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      Hayden 3 months ago

      I’m getting one for my birthday I’m gonna name it runner

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      Braelynn 3 months ago

      I have 5 guinea pigs one had triplets!! One is oscar jasmine and Cleo

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      KK 3 months ago

      How about timer,co co, marshmallow, chocolate, latte,star,runner,swril. I hope you pick one of my ideas. Thank you!

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      Charlotte 3 months ago

      I am probably getting a guinea pig for my birthday well I hope my mum goes talk to the people at the pet shop and she says to stay we're I am.I got to hold the black and white long haired guinea pig I really like that one and I am probably getting the guinea pig.I was thinking the names Ruby Or Pearl

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      Grace D. 3 months ago

      What about the name Butterscotch.

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      courtney 3 months ago

      i was thinking pumkin and spice for fall names

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      Trazy 3 months ago

      Love that my Gps name was in the list,lol.But I have 10 and only Jedi's name was there.

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      Guinea piggy lover2006 3 months ago

      I'm trying to look for boy names for my New Guinea pig who's 2 months old

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      abcjgkr123 3 months ago

      i just hope get one

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      Sushi cat 3 months ago

      This is going to help my friend a lot.THANK YOUto who ever came up with this!

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      tessa brooks 3 months ago

      i alredy have 2 guineas and their names are kria and kaile

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