Hi my name is Heidi and I am ashamed to admit I just BOUGHT a guinea pig at Petsmart about 3 weeks ago. Ashamed because I had no idea you could RESCUE one! I would have rather done that! I am instantly in love with little Fiona. I have always had cats but haven’t had any furrballs of any kind in about 5 years. I’m so used to knowing everything there is to know about cats that I’ve been Googling everything I can on guinea pigs so I don’t screw it all up! I have tried feeding Fiona carrots, cucumbers, kiwi, strawberries, Brussel sprouts and cantaloupe but she has spat it all back at me! She loves Romaine lettuce and goes WILD AND CRAZY every time she hears me getting the bag out of the fridge. She eats her pellets fine but is not eating as much of the hay as she did when she first came home. I know she needs it so I’m keeping an eye on it. She also doesn’t drink much water but I took the advice from someone on this forum to wash her lettuce right before giving it to her so she gets the water from that. I’m worried about her not wanting any veggies though so I guess I will have to resort to the vitamin c drops since she isn’t getting it from her food. I have her cage in an area of my house that is tiled and is basically sectioned off by steps so I can let her run around in that area while I’m home and not have to worry about her getting into anything. I’m also worried now that everything I’ve read is saying she should have a buddy and I’m kicking myself for not getting one of the other guinea pigs that she was hanging around with at the store since they seemed to get along fine. So now I will be looking into rescuing a buddy for her that I hope she bonds with.