Guinea pigs make great pets… especially if you have a lot of kids who all want a pet! They are small, fairly clean, and relatively low maintenance. They are also safe for children.
Our kids can only have a pet once they establish that they are responsible enough to care for it. Sherri and I have our hands full with the care and feeding of people… we don’t need the responsibility of another mouth… even if it is an animal. 😉
Having said that, we do check in occasionally to see that the animals are neither dead nor living in squalor.
This morning I had a conversation with one of our daughters (she shall rename anonymous) that went like this:
Her: do you know how I clean my guinea pig when I run out of shampoo?
Me: No bud. How?
Her: I lick her.
Me: You what?!
Her: I lick her. That’s how she cleans herself so I thought I could do it too.
Me: You lick her?
Me: Go tell your mom!
And there you have it. One more way to clean your guinea pig… and save money in your budget ’cause you don’t need to buy shampoo!