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Which Small Pets Need To Be Kept In Pairs, And Which Are Best Housed Alone?

Which small animals should be housed solo, and which need to live in pairs or groups?

Ready to adopt a new pocket pet… or two?  Owning more than one small pet means extra care costs, but they’ll keep each other from getting lonely when you’re not around. Some small animals are social creatures that live together in the wild, while some are strictly solitary, prone to fighting when housed together. Here are some of our favorite social and not-so-social small animals: Guinea Pigs At the top of our list of most social small pets is the guinea pig. Sweet, cuddly and intelligent, they are herd animals that need lots of love and affection. Guinea pigs always need[…]Read More…

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Guinea Pigs As Pets: The Scoop On Keeping Pet Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs, also known as cavies, are stocky short legged mammals that belong to the family of rodents ‘caviidae’. They are small furry animals with tiny ears and no tail. First native to South America, history of guinea pigs as pets dates back as early as 1,400 when Inca Indians kept them as pets. After the Spaniards introduced them to Europe at around 1,555 they got popular as lap pets. Over time they were distributed throughout the world and thus different breeds evolved. Teddy, Silkies, Peruvian, Abbyssinian are some of the popular guinea pig breeds that are kept as pets[…]Read More…