- Am I willing and able to provide the level of care guinea pigs need? Guinea pigs need more care than many people realize. (see Guinea Pig Care)
- Am I, or anyone in my household, allergic to hay or to guinea pigs? Many people surrender guinea pigs because of allergies to hay.
- If you have children, are the adults in the home equally committed to the guinea pigs? Many families surrender guinea pigs when their children lose interest.
- Am I willing to invest the time to keep their cage environment clean and dry? Guinea pigs eat and poop A LOT.
- Am I willing to learn as much as I can about guinea pig health issues? Guinea pigs have unique health issues. The more you educate yourself, the better positioned you are to identify problems when they arise.
- Can I budget for annual veterinary care, including emergency care?