- Apr 16, 2006
- Apr 16, 2006
What is the average chance (out of 100) that a piggie in its average life span (5-8 yrs) would get sick and need vetinary care? Just curious...
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LilSweety said:That made me think... I really want Pigs, and I know it wont for sure take a short amount of time. I'm thinking now that I should jsut make, a cage, with all the money I have. And when everything is ready for 2 Pigs, i will just save and save and save. I'm thinking $400 for the pigs and their vet bills is enough. Is it?
WEAVER said:Guinea pigs NEED to be seen by a vet and become sick fairly easy. As they age it is like a elderly human, and they become at a higher risk for things to go wrong. I am trying to be as upfront with you as possible and I think it is great you are asking questions and trying to learn. I don't want you to take this wrong, but guinea pigs are expensive pets and trying to figure out ways to make them "cost less" is going to cost you a lot more money in the long run, or even worse your guinea pigs will have to deal with the consequences because they are more money than you can afford right now.
I want you to think about something, really think, and try not to let what I am about to say offend you.
In life there is always going to be things we dream about having, unfortunetly for different reasons we can not always get the things we want. There is a time and a place for everything, and sometimes we have to wait, be patient, and know that someday after we work real hard, and be real patient, we will achieve what we have set our minds too.
I know you are young, but you are old enough to make good decisions and think this out. I know you have been working hard to earn the money to get you two pigs, but please realize that without your parent's help standing behind you, your pigs and you are going to be the ones who suffer in the long run. Food, bedding, grids, coroplast, veggies, toys, supplies, and last but the biggest expense, VET BILLS can get VERY costly, very quickly. Two of my guinea pigs is more of a expense than my 80lb dog on a perscription diet. Please throughly think this through and try to see the expense of these animals. I know you want to be a responsible owner, but until you have a dependable job bringing in money you can rely on, can you provide two guinea pigs a stable home and offer them all the things they require?