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Are rabbits or guinea pigs more popular as pets in Australia?


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2014-06-15 08:00:33
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Guinea pigs are more popular as you can purchase them from local pet shops. Rabbits may not be kept as pets at all in the state of Queensland, and are illegal to have as a pet in Australia without a special licence which can cost a few hundred dollars to obtain on top of the costs of trying to get the per rabbit in the first place.


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they dont fight there friendly sometimes or not but good company and friends the love each other my reply- a female rabbit is more likely to get on with a guinea pig but is also more capable of ripping it to bits or bullying it. rabbits and guinea pigs are good together especially if they have grown up together. the sex of the guinea pig does not matter. however two males wont bond very easily (male rabbits or a male rabbit and a male guinea pig) and sometimes the female may see the guinea pig as a mate. female rabbits are more dominant and territorial so they can see the guinea pig as a mate or something they can bully around or hurt. but generally if bonded properly they get on apart from the odd squabble

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