How much do pet guinea pigs cost?
Make sure that you budget for your new pets, especially for any medical emergencies! Proper planning can make financial surprises less taxing.
* All cost is in AUD (Australian Dollars)
Adoption fee or purchase price
Try to adopt not shop! While adoption can be more expensive up front, it saves you money on desexing as most rescue pigs will have their vet work done
Large plastic bottomed cages or C&C cages are great options and easy to clean. Don’t forget about cage furniture like hidey houses and beds!
Desexing your guinea pigs with an exotic vet is highly recommended, both for girls and boys. It prevents reproductive diseases, pregnancy, and fighting.
Guinea pigs need hay and fresh vegetables daily, with a tablespoon of pellets once a day. High quality pellets and hay are more expensive than poor quality foods.
Guinea pigs should have regular checkups 6-12 monthly, and may need multiple visits for illnesses like pneumonia or dental disease.