Name/nickname of Pet: Maggie DeGuzman
Age: ~2 years
Breed: American Guinea Pig
Favorite Food(s): Timothy hay and carrots
1. When did you first adopt/purchase your pet and how did you decide on picking him/her?
I adopted Maggie back in August 2016. I went to Petco with my family to purchase items for my rats when my sister told me that there was a chubby guinea pig up for adoption. I asked an employee if she can take her out and I fell in love as soon as I held her. I was even more motivated to adopt her when the employee told me that she's been there for over a month.
2. What do you like most about your companion? (ex. features, personality)
I love how chubby she is. Her double chin, her cheeks, ugh. So cute! Of course, I put her on a better diet so she's slimmer than when I first adopted her but she's still quite round.
3. What is the cutest/most annoying habit your pet does?
The cutest habit she has is a common one for guinea pigs. She squeaks whenever she hears the crinkle of a food bag and she'll run up to you and put her front paws onto the bars of her cage so that she's standing on her back legs. How can you resist giving in? She is too cute and that is probably how she gained all that weight initially.
4.What is your favorite activity to do with him/her?
I love to relax by watching shows or YouTube videos with her laying on my chest. She'll also cuddle beneath my chin, keeping me nice and warm.
5. Does your pet have any secret talents?
She can leap pretty far, at least in my opinion. She will randomly jump around in her cage. I've never seen any of the guinea pigs I've owned before do that.