Princess Piggy Poo hostage

Princess Piggy Poo VictimPrincess Piggy Poo lives with a criminal. In Switzerland, there is a law that prevents people from adopting a solo guinea pig. Because guinea pigs are social animals, the lawmakers believe that it is cruel to deprive a cavy the companionship from its own kind. There are even rent-a-guinea pig services for cavies that have lost their furry buddy.

While I feel some guilt that Princess Piggy Poo has only me for a friend, I’m not sure what I think of this Switzerland law. I decided to adopt only one guinea pig because I didn’t want to get into the perpetual cycle of guinea pigs. Because if I did have two and one died, I wouldn’t want the one left to die of loneliness.

Maybe I’m delusional thinking that I’m giving Princess Piggy Poo a good life. I give her the best food, regular health care and spend a lot of time interacting with her. She seems healthy and happy. When I have introduced her to other guinea pigs, Princess Piggy Poo has been indifferent. At this point — 4-1/2 years old — this is the only life Princess Piggy Poo knows.

If I had to do it over again, I would likely adopt both Princess Piggy Poo and her gray-eared sister. But I made the best decision I could at that time. We can’t go back, but I do hope Princess Piggy Poo is happy — as happy as a single cavy can be.

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2 Responses to Princess Piggy Poo hostage

  1. Princess Piggy Poo Nana says:

    Are you kidding me! Her longevity speaks volumes! She is the envy of all guineas everywhere! So, be kind to yourself because you are the best Momma the Queen! Judging by your blogs, she has been loved and her companionship has never been questioned. She loves YOU!

  2. Kramer says:

    Well, Switzerland hasn’t met you and Princess Piggy Poo. You two are as social as they come, and have not only a family bond but a friendship bond that many humans would be envious of. You, Her Momma The Queen and the Princess go together like two peas in a pod . . . like the holes in Swiss cheese! 🙂

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