Guinea Pigs As Pets: Tips To Consider

It’s happened before: After popular movies like Marley & Me and Beverly Hills Chihuahua debut, public demand becomes huge for the movie’s featured pet stars — then after a few months, an influx of Labs and Chihuahuas are surrendered to shelters because they do not act like the well-trained movie actors.

The Disney movie G-Force, which launched last week, shows a squad of specially trained, computer-generated guinea pig spies coming to the world’s rescue. Although guinea pigs are great pets, the American Humane Association encourages people to do their research before getting a guinea pig as an impulse buy after seeing the movie.

Some facts about guinea pigs: