To keep a domestic guinea pig the yearly cost will be approximately:
|Bag of pellets||every 3 mo. @ $30.00||$90.00|
|Fresh veggies and fruit||every mo.@$15.00||$180.00|
|Hay (Timothy)||12 bales @ $5.00 each||$60.00|
|White wood shavings||5 bales @ $10.00 each||$50.00|
|Annual veterinarian check-up||once a year||$40.00|
* please note that is not the Adoption cost at an SPCA shelter, this is an approximate yearly cost of keeping the animal.
|Adoption of Guinea Pig (approx. only, check with your local shelter)||at the SPCA||$15.00|
|Guinea Pig Care Book||$15.00|
|Dishes, water bottle||$20.00|
|Misc. Brush, harness, leash||$40.00|
These are average costs. It may cost more if you need to pay for someone to care for your guinea pig, if you go on vacation, you build a large hutch or your guinea pig needs special medical attention.
(Article courtesy of the BCSPCA. Please visit www.spca.bc.ca for further information.)