How do people not end up with 100?!

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The cuteness is too much!

Arrived yesterday and very happy having some cuddles and an explore in their new home 😃
Hi!

Babies are always uber-cute.

There is however the matter of lots of poops, constant cage cleaning and monthly vet bills running into the hundreds of pounds/dollars once you have more piggies; not to mention the sleepless nights and sheer exhaustion when you have to syringe feed a critically ill piggy round the clock for any length of time or have to cope with several losses in very quick succession because emergencies, health problems and deaths never happen nicely spaced out and usually happen at the worst time possible. The fight for squeezing some human stuff into the fridge and what you lay out on a weekly basis on hay, veg and pellets... I should know with my current 27 piggies (I've even at had a few more some years ago)!

Piggies are cute babies only for a few precious weeks, rambunctious teenagers for months and adults for years.

PS: Is this your only piggy or do you have a piggy companion?
 

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Hi!

Babies are always uber-cute.

There is however the matter of lots of poops, constant cage cleaning and monthly vet bills running into the hundreds of pounds/dollars once you have more piggies; not to mention the sleepless nights when you have to syringe feed a critically ill piggy round the clock or have to cope with several losses in very quick succession because emergencies and deaths they never happen nicely spaced out and usually at the worst time possible. The fight for squeezing some human stuff into the fridge and what you lay out on a weekly basis on hay, veg and pellets... I should know!

Piggies are cute babies only for a few precious weeks, rambunctious teenagers for months and adults for years.

PS: Is this your only piggy or do you have a piggy companion?
They’re a pair.
 

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I would love to have more piggies but the vet bills when they are ill puts me off (have spent hundreds on my palliative piggy Meg)
 

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What a beautiful piggy! The only reason I don't have 100 is space 😂 I do have 17 however, 6 with special needs, there are very few weeks of the year that I'm not at the vets and it certainly gets expensive! But they're wonderful little animals, totally addictive haha
 

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For me it's space....giving my three the space they deserve means their 6x2 c and c takes up half my living room. Every time I bang my knee on it squeezing past to get to the stairs is a reminder.....no more!
 
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Mine is time, vet bills space, as in cage, fridge, hay storage. If I was retired and rich I'd have loads
 

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The only reason I don’t have more is the husband won’t let me!
Same here! It's hard enough having 4! He wants to reduce the number to 2 when they toddle off to the Rainbow Bridge. He doesn't look after them or pay for the vets bills so he has nothing to complain about. 🤬 :cen:
 

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it's space for me with 2 boys any more means a whole new cage and risk of messing with their bond if i got girls so I opt for spoiling the ones I've got instead of getting any more.
 

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it's space for me with 2 boys any more means a whole new cage and risk of messing with their bond if i got girls so I opt for spoiling the ones I've got instead of getting any more.
Same here. When my 2 get their lovely big cage (hopefully soon) I'll have no space to put anymore but that fine by me I can focus all my time on pampering the two of them :luv: :luv:
 
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It could be a slippery slope! I remember having them as a child and still as wonderful as I remember ☺
I actually didn't like Guinea pigs when I was a child, I like and had rabbits, but since I had Guinea pigs, I got them not by choice (long story I got landed with a pair of boars from a school) ever since this and realising how vocal they are, I prefer them to rabbits.

I think my favourite pet are rats, just because of how much they want to Come to you, rather than run away, but I do respect Guinea pigs for being skittish
 

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If I won the lottery and lived in a BIGGER house then I would have a menagerie! including many more piggies, they are all so special x
Three is enough for me though! Vets bills are a major drain on my savings
 
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