72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

Updated on February 2, 2016
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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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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      40 hours ago

      I might be getting 4 beautiful boys at the start of summer next year. I'm getting them next year just so i have enough time to prepare and also i would like their adoption birthday in the summer. I will name them : Reese , Oreo , Waffle and Dorito

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      Donald Trump 

      40 hours ago

      Donald Trump Jr.

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      Hi 

      2 days ago

      My guinea pigs names are peanut, and chubbacca/mr.chubbs

      They are both boys

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      Gravy 

      7 days ago

      Onion

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      yvonne donnelly 

      8 days ago

      how about Salt? that goes with Peppa

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      Georgian 

      12 days ago

      I need a food related name that will go with my existing guinea pig name, peppa.

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      Sylena Whitaker 

      13 days ago

      I have three piggies two female and a male, I’ve chosen a candy themed name for all. Skittles (father) is the male, Rolo, is the mother of Snickers who’s the newest piggy in the family.

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      Lilian Threadwell 

      2 weeks ago

      these are some funny names that I have previously named the piggies:

      -honey, I shrunk the pigs

      -Elvis pigsley

      -mount everpig

      and more.

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      Emily Walton 

      3 weeks ago

      I am thinking either Hazel and Nutmeg or Honey and Minnie but it depends on the colour so i also like these:

      Bubbles

      Crumpet

      Peaches

      Cinnamon

      Coco

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      Sydney 

      3 weeks ago

      Im looking at some today to adopt and i think ill name him tinsle.

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      3 weeks ago

      My 3 year old named him cubby

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      Paola 

      3 weeks ago

      I think some of these are too candish which means its named of a

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      Luka 

      4 weeks ago

      Today I got two female guinea pigs and have named them Levi and Lexi

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      lara 

      4 weeks ago

      i loved your guinea pig names they were really useful.

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      Ashlena 

      5 weeks ago

      I have 4 pigs... ones name is Derp and another is Tut-Tut. Its funny because I knew what Derp meant when I named him but when I named Tut-Tut (after a friend) I came to find out that “tut-tut” is an expression of annoyance. So I basically have a guinea pig named stupid and another named annoying lol. They are my kids though and I love them and they are crazy spoiled!

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      Corrine 

      6 weeks ago

      My guiinnie pig’s name I said Hershey because she is dark brown with a white K on her nose

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      Bianca 

      6 weeks ago

      I got my new guinea pig!Thanks I named him Cheetos and the other one is Brownie like Dale Fizpatric said.

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      Vanessa 

      6 weeks ago

      Fenton

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      Bella 

      6 weeks ago

      I got a ginger and white guinea pig and her name is ginger!

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      Nemo 

      6 weeks ago

      I just got a guinea pig and his name is Pedro.

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      jenna beatty 

      7 weeks ago

      sunny

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      Emersyn B 

      7 weeks ago

      I was think about doing Meatball and Pickles what do you think? Do you think it’s a good name?

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      7 weeks ago

      What are some unique girl Guinea pig names that are also cute?

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      Lily 

      8 weeks ago

      Has anyone got name suggestions that go with Hannibal

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      Lilly 

      8 weeks ago

      I know either you go to Google and say guinea pigs for sale or go to a pet store

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      Dale Fizpatric 

      8 weeks ago

      My cousin Bianca has a sister and her sisters guinea pig is named Browny

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      Summer wickstead 

      2 months ago

      I’ve got four Peruvian guinea pigs princess piglet and haven’t named the other ones yet thinking though

      Great website

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      I named my Guinea pigs Roxy and Rex 

      2 months ago

      Your names are ok but mine are a bit different I don't want to offend you but if you want some more names just ask me and I'll be there

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      Elaine 

      2 months ago

      I was thinking of doing bam bam

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      Guinea pig master 

      2 months ago

      I love the name geo it’s not on heat geo for a boy

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      Alyssa kincaid 

      2 months ago

      hi i have a guinea pig that is white and ginger and im getting he/she in 3 weeks and i have some name idea for female and male guinea pigs that might be useful to anyone so first is carrot cake and pumpkin pie and sweet potato tater tot waffles pancakes cupcakes cookie truffles chowder snuggles and cuddles but i think im gonna go with carrot cake haven't really heard that name for a guinea pig before and its cute for male female but i don't know yet all are so cute!!!

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      Sarah 

      2 months ago

      A name is coco

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      Ellie 

      2 months ago

      Here are some boy Guinea pig Names

      Peanut

      Bobby

      Oreo

      Snicker

      Toast

      Charlie

      Sloppy

      Zippy

      CHeeky

      Monkey

      Snooper

      Girls names

      Honey

      Poppy

      Daisy

      Princess

      Baby

      Lilly

      Molly

      Milly

      Ruby

      Poppy

      Star

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      Alexis 

      2 months ago

      Have any of you named your guinea pig after someone or something from star wars?

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      Alexis 

      2 months ago

      Where do you guys get yur guinea pigs?

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      Alexis 

      2 months ago

      Caleb name her after some thing you like. For example name her after a movie or tv show you like or even a friend or family member. I hope these ideas were useful.

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      Alexis 

      2 months ago

      I got 2 guinea pigs. Their names are jedi and milo. They are 2 weeks old

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      Dipper 

      2 months ago

      Giunea pigs just died

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      gaertu 

      2 months ago

      you should name it figs

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      Michael Stone 

      3 months ago

      I named mine Bruce Guinner.

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      Alexis 

      3 months ago

      I might be geting a guinea pig soon and i don't really know what to call it. These sugestion were amazing but they aren't my type. Any ideas?

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      Stella 

      3 months ago

      Tat or tot is super cute!!! I have two baby girls planning on getting a boy for babies

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      Abby McCarthy 

      3 months ago

      I am using this to name my Parakeet! I decided on Tater Tot! keep up the great work guys!

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      Aubri Fay 

      3 months ago

      I got a guinea pig today and this name i really liked. Hazel. Welcome to the fam!!! Thank you!!

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      Patrick 

      3 months ago

      I wanted a guinea pig and we got one in less then 12 hrs and it came to our house like 1 hr after we said we'll take it

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      isabelle 

      3 months ago

      i might get a guinea pig and this was super helpful i might name her waffles

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      Emily 

      3 months ago

      I might be getting a Guinea Pig and three names I already knew. But I never thought of the rest! Thank you so much! Now I’m having a hard time finding a name.

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      Guest 

      3 months ago

      OMG i love the names amazing

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      Daphnee 

      4 months ago

      im getting two guinea pigs when we move houses, i cant wait. This site helped me a lot with chosing names, thanks!

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      Anonymous 

      4 months ago

      My guinea pigs name was daisy till i found out it was a boy now i still dont know what to name him :/

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      joanna 

      4 months ago

      i have two guinea pigs

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      joanna 

      4 months ago

      i love these names

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      Eliza 

      4 months ago

      This site was so helpful thanks so much. I’ll tell people about this site

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      guest 

      4 months ago

      them names are adorable

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      Catherine Woods 

      4 months ago

      I’m trying to think of a cute name for my little girl guinea pig.

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      Cheerleader/gymnast/animal lover 

      4 months ago

      I LOVE the let your guinea pigs help decide I'm definitely going to do it!!

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      Lilly 

      4 months ago

      I dont like any names Lilly

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      Mollie 

      4 months ago

      is there any male names?

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      Guinea Pigs rock 

      4 months ago

      Male names?

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      lexi-bella2 

      4 months ago

      lol,its my brother birthday soon and he doesn't know yet but we are getting two guinea pigs and calling them spike and perrie ..... spike is gonna be my bro's and perrie is gonna be myn xx

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      Anonymous 

      4 months ago

      I’m naming mine Phineas and Austin

      I’m getting two boys. I’m so excited

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      ... 

      4 months ago

      I’m going to get a guinea pig and name it Señorito Burrito

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      Cupcake 

      4 months ago

      I’m kiwi and her middle name is pumpkin and her last name it kucharczyk

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      Unique 

      4 months ago

      I love these names, Princess for a girl, and Prince for boy!!

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      Anonymous 

      4 months ago

      I have two boys, and I named them Fudgie and Marshmallows .

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      :p 

      4 months ago

      I'm naming mine pretzel, ginger, Dorito, kiwi, muffin, cheddar, and Cheeto, I aredy have cheddar, Cheeto and kiwi, im getting muffin, dorito, pretzel, and ginger

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      Hello 

      4 months ago

      I’m gonna name mine ozzy and patch

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      Wendy 

      4 months ago

      Pip and Squeak? Wilma and Betty?

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      Jake paul 

      4 months ago

      More names plez

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      Alize 

      4 months ago

      Any opinions on names? I have pretzel but idk

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      Markaye 

      4 months ago

      I like that one

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      Kelsey 

      4 months ago

      Im getting a guinea pig when i move to my new house but I can't decide on pina colada or nutmeg and im also getting a girl guinea pig

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      Amber 

      4 months ago

      O.0 i just got a guinea pig, and i need names. she is chill, sweet and adventureous.

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      Elaina Clark 

      4 months ago

      If I ever get one it will be either chicken and waffles or cupcakes and waffles

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      Duck 

      4 months ago

      i have two guinea pigs at the moment and their names are Piper and Padmae. i’m also getting two more girls and i’m naming them Poppet and Petunia!

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      Hi 

      4 months ago

      My guinea pigs are called ozzy and patch

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      Ben 

      4 months ago

      I am getting a ginger short hair pig and i love the name bambam

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      Devyn 

      4 months ago

      My guniea pigs name is Sweet Pea. She had a sister but unfortunatley she got sick and passed away. Her name was teddy.

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      Amy 

      4 months ago

      I think it was great but tootsie was the best in the end I came up with ginger also I thought of Nutella and Carmela marshmallow is a great one to but overall it was great for me to see names because i was struggling

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      Animallover88 

      4 months ago

      My long hair guinea pig is named marshmallow

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      saeed 

      5 months ago

      piggy is good for girl!

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      Bayle 

      5 months ago

      I am getting one

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      Fiona 

      5 months ago

      My piggies are Jeffrey and gp

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      Nick 

      5 months ago

      My Cavy's name is Buddy Luv

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      LaNiyah 

      5 months ago

      My guinea pigs names are Hazel Cinnamon Ginger Penny Daisy Splinter Rockwell SammyBadger Nevil Wolfe and Pepper

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      zuziandlidi 

      5 months ago

      my guinea pigs are called lucy and pixie

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      sa] 

      5 months ago

      nice names

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      Ginny piggys 

      5 months ago

      I have 2 guinea pigs the smooth haired American is Ellie and the texel is Lexi

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      Marrissa 

      5 months ago

      I had 2 guinea pigs and there names were ginger, and butter cup. They were so cute and fluffy. Guinea pigs are the best choldhood pet to have. I hope people can see that soon.

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      Olivia 

      5 months ago

      can you put Kiki,Fluffy on the list

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      Raniya, 

      5 months ago

      I'm getting a Guinea pig her name is princess lola

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      My two girls 

      5 months ago

      I have two guineapigs their names are cupcake and marshmallow

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      Cool girl 

      5 months ago

      I used to have two guinea pigs but they died.But there names were Carlsberg and Guinness

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      Awesome 

      5 months ago

      I named my guidance pig waffles and she Is female. My sisters is named jinx.

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      crazy guinea pig lady!!!! 

      5 months ago

      i have 11 guinea pigs and there called peanut, nibbles, mr and mrs grumpy, bumbles ,milky way, fifi, Pepsi, meatball and guinness

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      Girl guinea pig 

      5 months ago

      My guinea pig is called OREO!!! LOL

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      MikenahBailey 

      5 months ago

      I’m probably going to get a guinea pig soon and if I do, i’m naming him Oreo

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      Guinea Pigs are the best!!! 

      5 months ago

      Yep, i love those name Randomgirl

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      Guinea Pigs are the best!!! 

      5 months ago

      I'm getting some guinea pigs soon and I'm so excited, although I have no idea what to name them!!! Please help me. :)

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      Randomgirl 

      5 months ago

      Is fudge and cashew a good name?

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