July 2009

Fun with Guinea Pigs

If your young child has been begging for a dog or a cat, why not start out with a guinea pig? It’s furry and loveable enough to be a better companion than fish, yet easier to care for—and often gentler—than dogs and cats. Then, once he or she has a knack for caring for the little guy, a graduation to a bigger pet could be granted. Just remember that as the parent, you will continue to be the primary caregiver—which means you’ve got to supervise your child in caring for his or her new friend.