Should Your Child Get a Guinea Pig?

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Let’s talk about pets, Baby!
Let’s talk about it, you and me.
Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that could be.
Let’s talk about… Pets.

(I’ve dated myself with that reference. If you don’t get it, you’re too young or too old for me to explain it.)

But, really, let’s talk about pets…

Kids and Pets, specifically.

Does your child have a pet?  Can your child handle the responsibility of a pet?Should you get a guinea pig? We got a guinea pig last year. Read the good, bad and the ulgy here!

We have a guinea pig. We also have two dogs, but the guinea pig is the only animal that lives indoors year-round, and he’s a relatively new addition to our lives.

I’ve grown up around dogs, cats, hamsters, even a horse and some ducks, but never a guinea pig so this has all been uncharted waters for this mama.

A little over a year ago, our second daughter–the one who is just like me and so easy to relate to–began begging for a pet guinea pig for Christmas.

She had seen them somewhere, and she was seriously smitten.

When she smiled, her pupils turned into little dancing guinea pig faces.

We began to talk to Santa Claus about getting one.

This is an excerpt from my post on East Texas Moms Blog.  Read the rest of this post here: Let’s Talk About Pets

Then, come back here and share your thoughts with me!

Do your kids have guinea pigs?  Dogs? Cats?

Who’s responsible for taking care of them?

And what are some brilliant tricks for keeping up with that Guinea Pig smell?!

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