- Jan 23, 2006
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Here are a couple of topics which I would like to get off my chest as they really really annoy me. I would love to hear about what you think too.
The "PERFECT" Guinea Pig
I have been reading some guinea pig websites today and it annoys me how people say they only produce "good quality" guinea pigs such as pure breeds. So do these people think that guinea pigs with markings in the wrong place on them are not good enough? Crater Head would not be classed as a "good quality" guinea pig then as she has white on her nose. I don't care about the breed of my guinea pigs or whether they have their markings in the correct place. I love my guinea pigs no matter what and would not discrimate against those that are not the "perfect" guinea pig.
The "Iresponsible Breeders
Another thing that annoys me about breeding at the moment is that a lot of people doing it are either 1) School Children 2) Hardly know anything about guinea pigs in general. Why can't children find a different way to earn money such as paper rounds instead of medling in the lives of guinea pigs.
Selling the Babies
Goggles was the only boar Crater Head had and just by separating him from Crater Head left me heartbroken so how can people breed guinea pigs and wreck the guinea pig's family?
Sows are not just "baby making machines". You would really frown at a couple having lots of children then selling them so why should sows be put through the pressure of pregnancy then the birth?
Also what profit are you making in selling the guinea pig babies? - They can't be making any profit so why do people do it? - Well I suppose its because like I said people want to get the perfect guinea pigs and don't care who they hurt in the process.
Grrr - I could go on and on about this so let me know what you think about it all