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    Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    My mom bought me my piggy for my birthday in 2017, but I only got the one (not complaining :,) ). Is it ok for me to only have one pig? I know they’re social animals but my parents refuse to let me get another one. Also, can somebody tell me how to add pictures? I’m so confused
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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    Oh wait how did those pictures get there?!!

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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    Well anyway that’s my piggy Luke

    Can I still have help with pictures? I have no idea how those got there xD

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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    Cute pig! It is not encouraged to have just one pig, because they can become depressed and lonely from not having a friend. I have one pig too, but if I could go back in time I would've certainly made sure he had a friend.

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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    Honestly, the amount of space needed for one pig is also recomended for the least amount of space for two piggies. Two dont require that much more of care than just one.
    Piggies are social animals and need another guinea pig. Theyre also prey animals so another guinea pig helps them feel safe. Guinea pigs also show more activity and happiness with a buddy.
    Have you tried showing your parents research on why you want another?

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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    He is adorable!!! An American Crested just like my Friar Tuck ❤️
    Guinea pigs do really like having buddies, they'll be more active and it's a lot fun to hear them talk to each other. But if you absolutely can't get another piggy you can still make Luke happy. I had my Friar Tuck for 5 months before getting him Robin Hood for a friend. Signs of a happy piggy are popcorning, wheeking and bubbling, and being out and about ( not hiding constantly ). As long as Luke is doing these things he's not depressed and you're doing ok!
    As a single piggy it's important you talk to him and give him attention a lot. If he doesn't like to be held you can still pet him---I'm still working with Friar Tuck on that myself; but he enjoys chin scratches nevertheless! ( Crested guinea pigs are supposed to be a very intelligent but also more timid breed. I've found it true with Friar Tuck compared to Robin Hood! ) Make sure he has a few different toys to play with. Single piggies can enjoy listening to music too--- as long as it's not heavy metal, etc, of course . Friar Tuck has a soft spot for violin music--- he comes out to listen, then lays down on his stomach, kicks his back feet out, and looks very happy and zenlike.
    I'd help with attaching pictures but I only get it right half the time too . Good luck with little Luke!

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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    @MerryFriarTuck thank you! I pet him as often as I can, and Iíll try different kinds of music for my piggy and see if he likes it

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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    @Candalalala I’ve showed them research on why I want another and they still said no, even though they both know guinea pigs are social animals so they need a friend and having two doesn’t need much more care than one

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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    Sounds like you need to show your parents that you can handle taking good care of your current one and that you have its best interests in mind.
    You could also suggest checking with some rescues in the area, there are a lot of piggies left in terrible situations that could use rescue that would love to be a friend to your Luke. After a proper bonding of course.

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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    I understand what you mean. My parents didnt want me keeping any of my pregnant girls babies when I was a young teenager. She only let me keep one because we had to hand feed the runt... And fell in love with her.
    Keep showing your parents how responsible you are with the one!

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    Re: Is it OK to have one pig? Also, can someone tell me how to add images?

    I accidently posted the same thing twice. Oops. Just editing to make it say something else. Im not sure how to delete a post or I would.

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