> You're making some pretty broad assumptions. We love our dog like a
> member of the family.
OK, I stand corrected. But did you ever stop and wonder WHY the pig was
a biter? In all my years I have only been bitten once, and that was when
I tried to break up two fighting pigs. So I wasn't even the target, it
was accidental. What I'm trying to say is that guinea pigs don't bite
unless there's something seriously wrong. It could be that it was in
pain, and picking it up might cause more pain. It could also be that
your ten year old kid simply needed some instruction on how to correctly
handle the pig.
Do you see what I'm getting at? People are always quick in blaming the
animal when biting is involved, but often further analysing the
situation shows there was more going on then what appeared at first.
When I grew up, there was a man living a few doors away from me, and his
dog was known to be very mean and dangerous. So all us kids talked about
it, saying the animal was bad. One day it died, and we were all "happy"
about it. But then the man got another dog. Within the first year, that
dog too was turned into a mean animal. It turns out, the sick bastard
simply got a kick out of beating the poor animal senseless every day.
The animal protection agency had to step in before it ended.
During that same time, the girl living next to us had a guinea pig, a
gift from her parents. It is a miracle that poor animal never became a
biter, because it had hell to go through. That girl was simply too young
to be left alone with such a vulnarable animal. She even trew it in the
air (but never caught it). Her parents were never aware, or simply
didn't care. That's why I think a child should never be with an animal
without parental supervision. For it's own safety, and for the safety of
Of course I am NOT claiming your guinea pig was being abused. It's just
that it can really get to me when I hear another story of an "evil"
biting animal that the world can be happy about to be rid of, while nine
times out of ten it is the human that simply doesn't understand the
animals behaviour. It is most likely the poor thing had a reason for
being like that.
.... just my 2 cts... >> Stay informed about: Johnny died