Should I get a Guinea Pig?

Merab's Slave

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Welcome to the forum and it’s great you are doing so much research first.
Please keep asking questions, folk here are always happy to answer.
Vet bills can be expensive but in normal circumstances not necessarily extortionate.
I’ve just spent a bit over £200 on one of my girls for a spay after she was diagnosed with ovarian cysts. She’s probably about 3.5 years old and it’s the first time she’s needed to see a vet.

If you decide that guinea pigs are right for you we will look forward to pictures
 

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Welcome to the forum! Great that you‘re doing your research before getting piggies.

I agree with what @Merab's Slave said, vets can certainly be very expensive with serious or prolonged health issues but I‘d say that’s generally not the norm. We had a few vet trips with our 4 in the last year - £150 to get both boys neutered, £80 for a hay poke, £250 for x ray & scan with sedation, check up, and medication for one of our girls. We put at least £50 per month into a vet pot, more if we can so, except for the neutering, I never really had to touch my bank account to pay for vet bills. Definitely takes the edge off!
 
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