LizD wrote: »
You should be fine with GPs if you are ok with other small animals. If you're not sure, try going to a rescue place and volunteering with them. This will also get you used to handling them: they do have a tendency to wriggle and jump out of your hands if you're not confident. Even small falls can seriously injure pigs as they're not designed for it.
GPs need a large hutch to live in and a secure run for exercise. They love to eat grass - your garden is like an all you can eat buffet to them!
Most people keep them in large rabbit cages when indoors. I have a similar set up to this:http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/showphoto.php/photo/3105/cat/515
This site has loads of useful information.
Mine chatter their teeth when hungry (I think it's their versio of licking their lips), but I've not heard them grinding. They do gnaw a lot though.
Get some good books: I would recommend any by the late Peter Gurney - a genuine expert on our furry friends.
If you decide to get some, go to a rescue centre first - there's usually loads looking for homes. You'll be hooked, though!
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