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Did you know it is illegal in Switzerland to keep only 1 guinea pig

Old Mar 13th 2016, 6:26 pm
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Default Did you know it is illegal in Switzerland to keep only 1 guinea pig

They are sociable animals so they will get depressed if alone.
Any enterprising Swiss woman has started a business that rents out guinea pigs so that people who lost a guinea pig are left with just 1.

Hope for Lonely Rodents: Rent-A-Guinea Pig Service Takes Off in Switzerland - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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They are sociable animals so they will get depressed if alone.
Any enterprising Swiss woman has started a business that rents out guinea pigs so that people who lost a guinea pig are left with just 1.

Hope for Lonely Rodents: Rent-A-Guinea Pig Service Takes Off in Switzerland - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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Guinea pig pimp?

I can just imagine the pep talk...
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Yet you can't get a beer by the road....Switzerland eh?
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Default Re: Did you know it is illegal in Switzerland to keep only 1 guinea pig

And it just so happens that a day before I read this news, I watched a 1980 BBC Manchester documentary of a Rail journey through Peru with Miles Kington.

Kington ( host/narrator) ends up eating a Guniea Pig because it is the local delicasy amongst the native peoples.

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I used to own two guniea pigs. When one died, it was awful watching the other cry so much and we had to get another. Great animals.
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Default Re: Did you know it is illegal in Switzerland to keep only 1 guinea pig

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I used to own two guniea pigs. When one died, it was awful watching the other cry so much and we had to get another. Great animals.
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Default Re: Did you know it is illegal in Switzerland to keep only 1 guinea pig

Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
I used to own two guniea pigs. When one died, it was awful watching the other cry so much and we had to get another. Great animals.
While reading your comment, I was expecting you to say " we had to eat the other one".
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Are you rofl'ing at the image of a crying guinea pig, or Millhouse's unlikely sentimentality?
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Are you rofl'ing at the image of a crying guinea pig, or Millhouse's unlikely sentimentality?
A little of both haha
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I'm only half asshole.

I loved my piggies.
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Talking of shit pets. I had a budgie when I was younger.
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Talking of shit pets. I had a budgie when I was younger.
My mum had love birds. Never has any animal been so misnamed. We all hated those ****ing birds.
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My mum had love birds. Never has any animal been so misnamed. We all hated those ****ing birds.
I think everyone had a budgie when they were younger. Not a lover of birds myself - the tweet tweet kind that is!
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My mum had love birds. Never has any animal been so misnamed. We all hated those ****ing birds.
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I think everyone had a budgie when they were younger. Not a lover of birds myself - the tweet tweet kind that is!
Mine was pretty chilled, he was called Chuckie (after the Rugrats character). My sister's was appropriately named Loopy. If that ****er got out the cage it would try to escape. We used to trap it in the microwave or oven, otherwise it would be in the kitchen flying around for ****ing ages.
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