Sunday, October 30, 2011


 We have been thinking about getting Guinea Pigs for a while now and when we saw them at the Honolulu Zoo last Sunday, My husband and I looked at one another and said, "We have to get Guinea pigs." We went out looking yesterday and this morning for some Abyssinian Guinea Pigs. PETCO had some cute ones, but they wanted $37.99 for them. The other pet stores ranged from free to 24.99. Much more realistic. We ended up going back to Pets R Us in Mauka where we saw two yesterday and getting these two brothers. We thought they had the prettiest coloring. They are 4-6 months old and about half the size they will eventually be. Pirate was born without an eye, he's the darker brother with Cy, and was free. We didn't want to split the brothers up and they have great personalities, plus they do better in pairs, so we bought them both :) Cream Puff is the lighter one with Megs. The bottom picture is of their temporary home. Tomorrow I shall get cage materials and build them a 2'x4' home on the back lanai. The chips are Aspen and I seem to have less of a reaction to them than the usual pine chips, hurray!

A plug for Pets R Us - They are nice, helpful, and friendly in their clean shop.


Deb Ammerman said...

oh, it looks like the kids are in love already! Congrats on the new family members!

Mom5Kids said...

Thanks, Deb!

They are being adored... With the 8 year-old I'm not sure how long it will last. I agreed to get them knowing I would most probably end up being primary caregiver. I think I can handle them, they don't have to be walked like a dog :) And I'm not TOO allergic to them :/

dii0809 said...

They are so cute Theta! I was gonna get hamsters for my birthday this year, but when we went to the pet store, they didn't have any! -sigh-

Mom5Kids said...

I think Guinea Pigs are a bit better - they don't bite like hamsters do and they really like to be cuddled. They are also easier to find when they run off.

Hamsters have the coolest cages and stuff, also they can fit in a pocket easier :) It's too bad thy didn't have any. Maybe with the situation improving there you'll be able to find some :)