Considerations Prior To Buying A Guinea Pig
Taking on any pet requires a commitment to provide proper care for it during its life and in the case of guinea pigs this can be for 4-8 years or longer. A guinea pig will need attention and daily care and feeding. In addition a guinea pig may require veterinary treatment if the guinea pig becomes ill which can be costly.
A child cannot be expected to provide all the care and finances required to keep a pet guinea pig, particularly if the guinea pig requires veterinary treatment, so it is important if buying a guinea pig for a child that an adult member of the family is prepared to share the commitment of owning a guinea pig.