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!


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!


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
Cuddle Bunny

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.

Ginny Pig
The Hulk
Bam Bam
Pork Chop
Jack Hammer

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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      Blackcat 36 hours ago

      My female guinea pigs name is Vanilla.

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      roxy and roller 4 days ago

      I have two guinea pig they are called Roxy and Roller after the song Roxy Roller. we call them sisters but they are not really related. Roxy is black ,white and gray spotted. Roller is our little red head

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      5 days ago

      I have there guinea pigs and I love them. So easy to take care of. Their names are Sprinkles, Oreo and Skunky.

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      Coconut 6 days ago

      She is so cute and I love the name thanks to this thing! I love this thing all the names are so cute!

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      tyler 10 days ago

      Im getting a guinea pig and naming it hamster lol

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      Lexi 12 days ago

      I named my guinea pig Maple syrup

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      Charlie 12 days ago

      I named my pigs Timmy and Tommy

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      Daisy 12 days ago

      Cute guinea pig name for a girl

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      abby 13 days ago

      lol, im getting a guinea pig for my bday, and im gonna combine like 3 of these names to make a long one like peanut butter peachy baby

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      Little Adventures Fan 2 weeks ago

      You had me laugh at Hamlet XD BWAHAHAHAHAHA

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      guinea pig lover5 2 weeks ago

      OMG those names are so cute I am so going to use them. thank you so much. love you so much

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      gineagirl 3 weeks ago

      I love the names.i got two guinea pigs.i love them a lot.thank you posting the names.i loved them.my guinea pigs are so cute.psst I have a big cage for my guinea pigs.

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      kaidy 3 weeks ago

      any food names every guinea pig ive had has been a food name ive had Taco, Professer Party Nuggets, Taco Jr, Nuggets JR, Runts (like the candy). i need a food....

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      maddy 3 weeks ago

      @guinygurl88 i think sam the ram is cute but i think you should name it suzanne! but it depends if its a girl or a boy

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      Cristina988 4 weeks ago

      im getting an American Guinea Pig, in Black,white and light brown, and im thinking on either naming it Snickers, or Smores.

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      Chocolate George multi cutie Henry Toby snowy trump 4 weeks ago

      These are all my names of my guinea pigs

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      guinygurl88 4 weeks ago

      Hey guys! I have 7 little guys their names are Nasty, Tasty, Thicky Boi, Chedder man, Yak Mack, and (she has redish fur) Fire Blanket. I have had 5 of them for almost a year and i got Fire Blanket along with her (even redder!) brother a few dayz ago. theyre both gingers so are naturally handfuls lul! any name seggestiosn?? im rrly having a hard time because my boyfriend says i hav to name it or hes taking it back to the store :/ hear are some namz im thinking haaha



      sam the ram


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      Its the oreopig! 5 weeks ago

      I have 2 guinea pigs named oreo and smores.they are 5 months old and live in a 6 foot cage called the midwest cage. Before i got them, i had a Abyssinian guinea pig.she had red eyes and they were beautiful! She lived alone, and had cute curls in her pure white fur.we named her after her look.you did not have it on the list,but we named her snowball. She died on jan 12,2018.

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      pig mad45 5 weeks ago

      these are good names but my guinea is already called peaches

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      Twizzler the Guinea Pig 5 weeks ago

      Little Adventurers ROCKS!!!! And my advise to JJ_S is let her spend a lot of time with them if you're talking about her and people. But if it's other "Pigs" then hold them at the same time and feed them together. When Maggie realizes that she is just going to have to get used to it she'll adapt. watch them carefully though, make sure they aren't bulling her! "Pigs" show dominance by standing up on one another, if they are consider adding separate food and water dishes, toys, and beds. If this dose not work, separate, but hold together. Hope I Helped!

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      JJ_S 6 weeks ago

      This is great. What if your guinea pig is timid and only goes to you? PLEASE answer. My guinea pig is called Maggie and is SO cute!! Maggie is wriggly but really timid unlike her sister Coco, so I need a new soultion as I plan on getting 2 more!!!!!!!

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      Animal Lover 6 weeks ago

      I once had 3 guinea pigs, Peanut, Pip, and Poppy.

      They got eaten by a snake in the summer.

      I'm getting 2 new sister guinea pigs, and I am going to call them Peggy and Peaches.

      I call all my GP's names starting with P.

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      Savannah 6 weeks ago

      I have a guinea pig named little one named after one of this guinea pigs YouTuber little adventures I'm adopting another Guinea pig and finding a name

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      Ginger 6 weeks ago

      That is a really good name

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      Zoey Steff 6 weeks ago

      I have a guinea pig named Bugsy I think you should add that to the funny guinea pig names because most guinea pigs are not named Bugsy

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      Marina 6 weeks ago

      Is it bad if I only have one guinea pig? I mean, he seems fine. Whenever I put my hands in the cage, he crawls right up and starts purring. He seems to like some privacy too.

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      Rylan charpton 6 weeks ago

      I have 3



      And Oreo

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      Jayde 6 weeks ago

      I have 4

      Curley sue




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      Rose 7 weeks ago

      I couldn’t find any that really stuck to me, but they were Amazing names.

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      Gigi 7 weeks ago

      love it

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      Grace 7 weeks ago

      Hailey below me omg you had Babies I would love love one but I cannot sorry

      What color are they and then I’ll help with names

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      Hailey 7 weeks ago

      I have 2 guinea pigs one is a male (leo)and the other is named (ashes)this Friday they had babies so we don't now what gender they are.but mine is named (cupcake) for now and the other one is named (Aires)?Aires mite be pregnant again so if anybody wants any guinea pigs just text back on 72 cute and funny guinea pig names

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      Tayla 8 weeks ago

      That was good names

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      GuineaPigLover4692 8 weeks ago

      I have one female guinea pig and one male, the female is named Olivia after my childhood friend and i hadnt found a name for th boy yet but i found thus website and i saw the name oliver which was perfect!! So thank you for the cool guinea pig names! I really appreciate it!

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      Looloo 8 weeks ago

      I have 2 guinea pigs, one is named peach and the other is daisy. We got them a year ago, they are named after two of the three MARIO princesses, not after the names on the list. Lol

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      Pet Lover 8 weeks ago

      I once adopted two guinea pigs (Sisters) and the were born on Christmas. My family and I named them Holly and Noel. :)

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      Grace 8 weeks ago

      I have two Guinea pigs . Named Snickers and Buttercup

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      12345 2 months ago

      I️ just got a baby guinea pig and I️ have no idea what to name her

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      Some girlm 2 months ago

      The giney pig is so cute

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      Charli 2 months ago

      I have to guniea pigs there names are Leo and Theo

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      Ella 2 months ago

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

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      Moi 2 months ago

      Im thinking Funky Oreo

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      Me 2 months ago

      I’m thinking Zeus or Apollo

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      You should name it ghost 2 months ago


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      Some boy 2 months 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 2 months ago


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      penny and poppy 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

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      Emalee 2 months ago

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

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      hi there 2 months ago

      I just got one and named her pippy

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      Amina 2 months ago

      Cool names for guinea pigs

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      Person with a guinea pig :3 yay! 2 months 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 2 months ago

      i dont like any names

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      craig tucker 2 months ago


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      guru girlz 2 months ago

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

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      Brianna 2 months ago


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      Rhys 2 months 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 months ago

      My cat is called father

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      JP 2 months ago

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

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      Franny 2 months ago

      Love it soo cute

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      Kylie 2 months ago

      I have a baby guniea pig aND her name is godzilla

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      IDK?(grace) 2 months 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 months ago

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

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      None ya’ beeswax 2 months ago

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

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      Fequoia turner 2 months ago

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

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      Guinea pig lover 2 months ago

      I’m getting one for Christmas

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      aurelie 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

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      lexie 2 months ago

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

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      Toosieroll 2 months ago

      Toosie rolly haha

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      I love Guinea Pigs 2 months 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 2 months ago

      i named my three guinea pigs butter cup oreo and tootsie

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      Guinea Pig 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

      Should I get a boy or a girl guinea pig?

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      Rissa 3 months ago

      My guinea pigs names are Gem and Mercury

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      Pet lover 3 months ago

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

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      Olivia 3 months 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 3 months ago

      I have five pets

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      love pets 3 months ago

      I named mine kendall and kylie out of kardashians

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      Mary 3 months 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 3 months ago

      my name is Annabelle like the doll

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      amy 3 months ago

      hi i have two cute pets

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      Colo 3 months ago

      I like Luke squealwalker

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      Chandler 3 months ago

      A good name is calaco like the cat breed

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      Ava 3 months ago

      Do guinea pigs change colors

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      Jada 3 months ago

      My guinea pigs name is Caramel

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      Isobel 3 months ago

      My guinea pig's name is Sammy.

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      Jose 3 months ago

      My Guinea pig name is max

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      Ivy 3 months ago

      My guinea pigs names are buttercup and honeybun

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      Riyo 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 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 4 months ago

      I chose some names that I like

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      Gina 4 months ago

      You could use coffee kuddles splodge patch fudge peanut