DO NOT BUY A GUINEA PIG HERE!!!!
Three weeks ago we bought two guinea pigs in the Petland Discount in Yorktown. I spent nearly $300 on the animals, cage, water bottle, food, dish, house, etc. I asked two different sales people, several times if there was any chance one was pregnant. I was told no - they are two females who have been together in the cage for a while. I said several times, I really, really don't want a pregnant guinea pig or any chance of a pregnant guinea pig. Well, yesterday one of them had 3 babies and this morning the other had 4! I now have SEVEN BABY GUINEA PIGS! Clearly, the staff here doesn't know much about the animals they keep and sell.
I am going to call the store this morning to see what they will do about this. I need another cage and don't think I should have to buy it! Also, how do I get rid of them? I need to wait 3-6 weeks to wean them, then I need to give them away. I think the pet store should take them back.
I will follow up on this review today, after I have called them to let you know how responsible they are when they know they have messed up.
Follow-up: The store said they would take the babies when they are weaned - although they said they can't ""give me anything for them."" I just want to make sure I can give them away. They are also lending me a cage to house one of the moms and her babies.
Final Word: Buyer beware!!!