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    Walk on a leash??

    I was looking at a local petstore website...just browsing. They sell collars and leashes for Guinea Pigs. Is this common?

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    Re: Walk on a leash??

    They sell the same thing for rabbit, IMO it is a really bad idea. Floor time is much better. Leashes, run-around-in balls, etc. are best avoided.

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    Re: Walk on a leash??

    You cant get a pig to walk on a leash like you would a dog or even a cat. I bought one, but I never use it. Mine slip out of the harness.

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    Thumbs down Re: Walk on a leash??

    my parents bought me one, they thought it was cute. Its a really bad idea for guinea pigs, it will scare them to death just trying to get it on them, let alone having them try to walk around in it.

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    Re: Walk on a leash??

    Quote Originally Posted by tashagurl
    You cant get a pig to walk on a leash like you would a dog or even a cat. I bought one, but I never use it. Mine slip out of the harness.
    LOL, yours slip out? I can't even get mine in!!!!
    I bought it before I knew better- It wouldn't fit any of my pigs so I totally put it aside, I don't use it. It was a waste of my 7 bucks... ((pout))

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    Re: Walk on a leash??

    I tried it with a rabbit at the shelter (I tried it inside first) and he squrmed when he was in. They probably don't feel confertable in them, so I wouldn't try this again.

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    Re: Walk on a leash??

    They can kill pigs. Guinea pigs have very delicate internal structure, and just putting it on induces a lot of stress. NEVER put a leash or collar onto your cavy, as it will just confuse and scare the poor thing. You can easily injure them this way. I think I explained more on another thread, so sorry that I don't have too much time at the moment.

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    Re: Walk on a leash??

    Yes, i have heard of many cavies who have been strangled by the piggy leashes. very sad.

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    Re: Walk on a leash??

    Big ditto to what mncavylover said!

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