72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

Updated on June 2, 2019
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Need a Name for 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.

Don't have any idea what to name the little critter? 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 choose 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 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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Consider Its Personality and Appearance

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!

Questions & Answers

  • What are your favorite names for guinea pigs?

    Food-themed names are my favorite:

    Brownie

    Cheddar

    Cheeto

    Cookie

    Cupcake

    Dorito

    Gummy Bear

    Hazelnut

    Kiwi

    Muffin

    Pretzel

    Reese Puff

    Skittles

    Stromboli

    Sweet Potato

    Taco

    Tater Tot

    Waffles

  • What are your pet Guinea pigs named?

    I don't have them any longer, but the ones I've had in the past were named Chuckles, Sausage, Cookies, and Meatball.

  • Can I use a human weight measure for my guinea pig?

    I'm not a veterinarian, so I can't give you health tips for your pets, but when it comes to weight, a human scale should work as long as it can measure a small enough weight. You might have better luck with a kitchen scale, but make sure your parents help you, and you clean it well after using it. I'd suggest putting some plastic wrap over the top of the scale. You may also need to use a glass bowl as your guinea pig may not sit still long enough to weigh it properly. I hope this helps.

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      Guinea piggy 

      2 days ago

      What should I name an albino guinea pig?

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      me 

      6 days ago

      we have three guinea pigs and there names are: Snowfake, Olaf and Gale from frozen 2. And dogs name is Nina.

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      Bam Bam 

      11 days ago

      My fish is named Pebbles and so it matches perfectly!

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      Cookie 

      12 days ago

      Cute for a brown and white

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      Lily 

      3 weeks ago

      Im getting guinea pigs 2 of em a girl and a boy and im nameing one if them cosmo and i was going to name the boy gizmo but it sounded like cosmo so i dont know what to name the boy

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      Mr cool 

      4 weeks ago

      My pet guinea pig names are frozen and mr hub

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      Fluffy 

      4 weeks ago

      So fluffy Guinea-Bissau was a super fun game for my guinea pig and I to play

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      Anna 

      4 weeks ago

      Omg love all these names

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      sian 

      5 weeks ago

      ive got 11 femails. 5 males. f are fizz jaffa. clover missie. daisy. frida. mazy. blossom. cookie. pepper. sandy. m are larry chops hes had the chop. sunny. sparky. muncha. twitch.

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      Jessica 

      5 weeks ago

      I loved a lot of the names but I picked Cinnamon and cookie and my guinea pigs are so cute cookie is like the more Dominant one and cinnamon is more Shy

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      Isabella 

      5 weeks ago

      If you need to know more about guinea pig care you should search up Scotyt's animals guinea pig videos and you can find out how to train, wash, groom and handle guinea pigs. tell me if you liked the videos.

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      sharon 

      5 weeks ago

      To Holly, why don't you call him oreo because he is black and white??? Also I am getting to female guinea pigs to be a friend to my guinea pig Sandy. I actually don't know what they look like but I love food names and names to do with nature. Any name suggestions???

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      Isabella 

      5 weeks ago

      i am going to get guinea pigs, i would like to get two males but i need to stop them fighting how do i do this?

      And also i want to call mine socks, do you think it is a good name?

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      Guinea pig lover 

      6 weeks ago

      To Holly: if your other is named cookie you should name the other one cream

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      Guinea Pigs are Awesome and Cute 

      6 weeks ago

      I’m getting 2 female Guinea pigs and their names will be Peppermint and Nella

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      Holly 

      6 weeks ago

      Hi guys I am going to get a baby boy guinea pig who is black and white. He is going to live with my Male cookie, Any name suggestions?

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      Logan 

      7 weeks ago

      My guinea pigs are called

      Pepper

      Bolt

      Sugar

      Laces

      Ozzie

      Reece’s

      Popcorn

      Waffle

      Rex

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      Bellatrix 

      2 months ago

      Before I got my guinea pig I wanted to name her after a food item or something cute or funny, but once I got to know her, I ended up naming her Lucy because it just fit. (Though half the time I just call her baby)

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      Becky 

      2 months ago

      My guinea pigs are Penny, Pig, Pete, and Petunia.

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      casey 

      2 months ago

      i like taco and m&m

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      Guinea Pig 

      2 months ago

      I like the names Peaches and M&M!

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      Guinea pig 

      3 months ago

      I get 2 and I'm naming them baby and baba!

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      Moop 

      3 months ago

      My mom said I get to have a guinea pig I am going to name it Oreo and my sister is going to name hers Ozzie.

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      Guinea piggo 

      3 months ago

      ewer in chi cargo is my guinea pigs name hahaha

      ha

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      Guinea Pig Lover 

      3 months ago

      I have a guinea pig with camel and white fur with a black behind and a really cute pink nose, what should I name him?

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      Jessica M Glover 

      3 months ago

      Hello i just got me a pet guinea pig it is a girl she need a name can i get some help with a name...

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      me 

      3 months ago

      i have to girl guinea pigs named: Colett and Remi

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      I  

      3 months ago

      I have got 2 adopted guinea pigs which are mother and daughter. The mother is called Wispa and the daughter is called Tizzy.

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      emma 

      3 months ago

      i could not find any names for my guinea pig i just got it a 2:10 or some time around there but i will keep lookig

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      guinea pig cult official 

      3 months ago

      STRIPE

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      pig 

      3 months ago

      Huggles and Chocolate chip

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      Lya 

      3 months ago

      My favourite name was Cheddar

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      Molly Strachan 

      4 months ago

      i am thinking for my piggies

      jellybean, beyonce, cinnimon,bacon,tater tot or cookie/biscuit

      hope they are some good suggestions

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      ZOMBIE 

      4 months ago

      I was thinking Oreo or chespin named after a Pokémon we’ll those are my thoughts hope you take my names

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      AlishaJ 

      4 months ago

      skittles and tater tots are super cute and funny.!!!!!

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      zombie killer 

      4 months ago

      name your piggy

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      :P 

      4 months ago

      I Named my guinea pig Sandy,even though shes only black,brown,and barely white.My other guinea pig is Buddy.I named him Buddy because when I first got him,He didn't have a name, so i called him Buddy.

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      Guinea pig lover 

      4 months ago

      Hey I haven’t got a guinea pig yet but I’m trying to convince my mom and dad to get me one my mom said maybe and my dad said well if you clean it out and look after it then you can have one and he’ll think about it and I need two cute names for a ginger white and brown one also a plain brown one ASAP . I’m am a young girl

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      Panda 

      5 months ago

      I name my Guinea pig panda beucse he looks like a panda

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      Katie 

      5 months ago

      We are getting guinea pigs today. They’re our first pets. The kids are squealing with excitement. They’re going to be called cookie and Nemo

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      Laila 

      6 months ago

      Im maybe getting two guinea pigs soon

      And i need names fast! Help!

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      Jennifer 

      6 months ago

      I had 2 guinea pigs named Brownie and Oreo. Brownie recently died and i am getting Oreo a pal today.

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      Meshai 

      6 months ago

      I have a guinea pig and a small room but i want to get another on should i make room or let it be

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      Evelyn 

      7 months ago

      I’m trying to convince my dad to get me and my brothers 2 Guinea pigs. I love that soooooo much! My teacher has a classroom pet and it’s a Guinea pig! They are sooooooooooo cute!

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      mudd 

      7 months ago

      Im getting two guinea pigs today with my brother he's nameing his pheonix and im nameing mine nibbles or something cute

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      Leo 

      7 months ago

      I got a new baby girl guinea pig and we have two others named Sugar and Spice, we are trying to find names to match with them. Help!

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      Brenna/bree 

      7 months ago

      I actually have a hermit crab but I can’t find the right name! Please help! P.S. I’m ten

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      Tay 

      8 months ago

      I just got two brand new girl guinea pigs and I need names asap

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      ミニロト 高額当選画像 第620回 

      8 months ago

      Om online dating

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      Avery 

      8 months ago

      I’m getting 2 male guinea pigs next Friday. There are both brown and white and I need help with names

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      Isla 

      9 months ago

      I am getting 2 female Guinea pigs and I am naming them Strawberry & Sherbet.

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      Charlotte 

      9 months ago

      Mammi or mamba or tava are great names I came up with

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      Raven 

      9 months ago

      i have 5 piggys whos name are timmy ,butters ,scooter ,wizzer and sir poops alot

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      Lily Gunn-Milne 

      9 months ago

      Idk what to name my guinea piggy I just got. I might name him potato. I’m on the fence about it

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      9 months ago

      I have a guineeeeeeeeeepig called potato

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      Zack cruickshank 

      9 months ago

      I love my pets

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      Zoe 

      9 months ago

      I'm getting 2 guinea pigs for Christmas I'm only 7 i might call one Oreo or something like that or fuge or patch

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      9 months ago

      I'm getting to male guinea pigs soon and I was thinking of calling them charlie and milo

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      chip 

      10 months ago

      i have one and hes name is zippy

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      mackenzie higdon 

      10 months ago

      i have 1 and her name is oreo

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      Bridie 

      10 months ago

      im getting two girl guinea pigs for my birthday and k think ill name them popcorn and marshmellow

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      Gorgeo 

      10 months ago

      Would these names be cross compatible with a ferret?

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      Baylee 

      10 months ago

      I’ve got 3 guinea pigs named ginger ( I light brown piggy with I white face ) Shelly ( white body dark brown face with light brown patches ) and Oreo ( a black and white piggy )

      All girls!

      I’m getting 2 more boys in a couple of days and I don’t know what to call them!?

      There’s an albino guinea pig and a long haired light brown and white face Guinea pig

      Help me with names!

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      Lily Smith 

      10 months ago

      Truffles

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      Jellybean 

      10 months ago

      Me and my sister have just got 2 baby piggies! We named them hazelnut and snugglepie (hazel and snuggles for short)

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      Jaden 

      11 months ago

      I’m gonna name mine pork chop and nibbles

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      Dana 

      11 months ago

      cute names love taco I will use that name one day

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      brayden 

      11 months ago

      should i get a guinea pig for my class yes or no

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      DEADPOOLGurl 

      11 months ago

      I used to have a male Guinea pig named grayson ,and i might get another and name it chimichanga, dominio, or Ajax if you know what i mean:)

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      I ❤️ guinea pigs 

      11 months ago

      How’s about freckles?

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      Guinea Pig 

      11 months ago

      My favorite guinea pig name is Mochi or Mocha but I dont think they were on this website...

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      Dakota 

      11 months ago

      How about puffer

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      Lucy 

      12 months ago

      How can I convince my parents to get me a guinea pig ?

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      jason 

      12 months ago

      My favorite names for guinea pigs are:

      kiwi

      cookie

      mellow

      smore

      sparkle and,

      blitz

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      ❤️❤️ 

      12 months ago

      Still don’t know what to name it

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      Briana 

      12 months ago

      I have 14 guniea pigs but i sure do have cute names my baby boy is bear thats his name.

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      Guinea pigs 

      12 months ago

      I still can't think of a name and I tried everything !

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      Keira 

      12 months ago

      I love the name c.c it stands for custard cream

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      Clare 

      13 months ago

      I love this name taco it the best nameee

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      Jacey 

      13 months ago

      I’m getting a Guinea pig soon and I’m going to name it Gizmo

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      Liana 

      13 months ago

      I am going to name mine peanut chilli milky and doughnut butter or cream snicker popcorn

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      Abigail 

      13 months ago

      I have 2 guinea pigs at home but none of them have any of these names.

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      Maddie 

      13 months ago

      I have a guinea pig named cookie

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      piggy 

      13 months ago

      yeet

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      13 months ago

      Mine is named wilbur

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      Kaileigh 

      14 months ago

      Definitely naming mine buttons

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      hd 

      14 months ago

      I'm going to name mine co coa puff

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      Sailor.Cosmos.full.1898167 

      14 months ago

      im gonna name mine ginnieness but for nickname ginnie im getting a guinea pig for my eleventh birthday!

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      Madi Scribner 

      14 months ago

      I'm thinking about adopting one and buying one do you think this is a good choice?

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      Zr09 

      14 months ago

      Mine are going to be named after food

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      Amy 

      15 months ago

      I have 2 called Brian and Bert

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      Don Zorro 

      15 months ago

      What about Cris P. Bacon

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      MadMadi 

      15 months ago

      Popcorn is an amazing name

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      poop 

      15 months ago

      what about LUCKY!

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      Ka ka 

      15 months ago

      Kire

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      Cedrick 

      15 months ago

      Any advice on convincing parent to get you one? Mam says yes dad says no :(

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      Ella 

      15 months ago

      I am getting a guinea pig today

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      caroline 

      15 months ago

      Reesie's

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      Amea 

      15 months ago

      I have on his name is Fatie

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      Kylie 

      15 months ago

      I have a guinea pig

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