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How did some of you convince your parents to let you get pigs I have one so far and wanted to get him a buddy and was wondering how you convinced your parents.
 

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i dont know if this would work with your parents but its what i did. just dont tell them your getting another 1. butmy parents dont really care, so you should try saying that your pig will live a happier and healthier life with a play mate maybe theyl give in.
 

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you can look at another thread called "convincing parents"

pigglover101 was in the exact same situation as you
 

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I convinced............

Actually, I got mine from my teacher. She said that her nephew brought home a gerbil (!) and if I'd like to take it. I said yeah, my mom said yeah, then I look in the cage when my teacher takes her out of the car and I'm like, "uh, that's a guinea pig. not a gerbil."




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Ugh. Its so annoying when people get the names wrong. My aunt came round yesterday and said 'are you still getting those gerbils'. Pfft.
 

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Piglet said:
Ugh. Its so annoying when people get the names wrong. My aunt came round yesterday and said 'are you still getting those gerbils'. Pfft.
I have had people call my guinea pigs gerbils, rats, and hamsters.
 

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It really does get annoying when people call guinea pigs everything BUT guinea pigs. lol
 

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Yep, just take a look at the other thread. It should help you, and good luck!
 

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Hi, y'all, I'm new. (My very first post!)

So, about convincing parents...
Mine began to be more considerate about actually getting a GP when I stopped squeaking at odd moments (not like I do that now) "Can i have a guinea pig?!!" lol

I finally got one when a friend of mine moved out of town.
Unfortunately, I only had him for a week and two days before he passed away, as, though I was taking very good care of him, the former owners didn't really, keeping him in a tiny cage for most of his dull, drear life of three years.

They now are going to let me get a pair of boys (I hope--it seems likely...) from a rescue place about an hour away. My parents now are okay with having GPs, and
--GUESS WHAT!--my mom has joined my enthusiasim, and especially likes long-haired ones.

So, maybe you could try getting your parents to get to know your piggie...

(Sorry about the long post...I felt like talking.)
 

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My parents are so much for guinea pigs my mom is allergic so you know what would happen if she really met him. My dad I don't know whats with him.
Which sucks cause I love animals
 

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Oh, well.Maybe if you tried to explain to them that your little friend would be so much more happier if he had a buddy, and they won't ever have to meet them. (lol)

I hope you can get another GP, and that your piggy won't end up how my late, inheirited one ended up--bored with life, and lonesome. (That is less likely to happen...Mine lived most of his life in a tiny cage.)
 
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TinaFabulous said:
I need ideas for convincing too
ditto. i need major help. my folks are toughies.
 
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Some people don't know the difference between a hamster,ferret,gerbil,guinea pig, etc. It might get annoying at times, but it's nothing to complain about.

Don't mean to offend anyone.
 
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I have two male gp's in my room, right next to my bed. The first night they were loud because the water bottle I had made alot of noise. Plus they ran around and if they heard me move they would jump. The second night i slept perfectly fine. They still make noise but not enough to keep me awake or wake me up. And I am not a heavy sleeper, so it doesnt take much to wake me up.
 
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I had gotten my little Piggies when I was 8 or 9 years old. We only had a dog at the time and I was very intrested in Guinea Pigs. I read books about them and went on this website to find information about them. This went on for about 1 month (I kept reading the same book over and over again lol) Then my parents finally gave in! I was so happy that I got them! Try telling your parents that Guinea Pigs are very social creatures and need to be around other Guinea's to be happier. Otherwise they need lots of attention.
 

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