Guinea pig and other animals in the house: is coexistence possible?
For many of us, one pet is not enough, and sooner or later we think about replenishing our home zoo. However, it is worth considering the well-being of the other inhabitants of the house. Can a guinea pig live with other animals?
There are guinea pigs that are not too afraid of dogs and do not even try to run away from them. Of course, if the dog makes no attempt to eat the rodent. However, do not flatter yourself and leave the guinea pig alone with the dog - at one unpleasant moment a tragedy may break out.
Be careful with cats, because for them, guinea pigs are a natural prey. And even if the purr does not get to the rodent locked in the cage, attempts to get to the small animal can cause severe stress in the guinea pig.
The guinea pig does not feel very well when living together with birds (especially parrots), rats, mice, hamsters, squirrels or chinchillas. The guinea pig will not show aggression, but the imposed unnatural partnership can cause suffering.
However, wait a bit to despair: everything is not so hopeless! There is an animal with which a guinea pig can get along safely - it's a rabbit. An adult guinea pig gets along well with a decorative rabbit, approximately equal in size to it, or even with a larger eared one. They are ready to dine together and rest, huddled together, as well as clean each other's fur. Sometimes a guinea pig climbs onto the back of a rabbit, and the latter usually does not mind.
In the photo: guinea pig and rabbit«