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.