Guinea pigs usually cost between $10 and $40, and you will need at least two. There are lots of guinea pigs without a home in pet shelters, so source your pets there if possible.
With a two guinea pig set up you will need a hutch and run, food and food bowls, a water bottle, hay and clean bedding, and grooming equipment. After this initial outlay - you're looking at $100 minimum - you will be spending around three to six dollars a week on fresh bedding, and a similar sum on food. The more pets you have, of course, the more you will be spending on these things.
There are many guinea pigs such as this Peruvian in pet shelters, waiting for new owners
How Much Do Guinea Pigs Cost To Adopt?
Fees vary, but the average adoption fee is $25. This money helps the shelter with running costs. The sanctuary will know lots about your new pet, which is very useful when setting up a guinea pig enclosure at home for the first time. The shelter may even be able to come to your home to make sure you’ve got the right kind of environment for a guinea pig.
How Much Do Guinea Pigs Cost To Buy?
Pet stores and guinea pig breeders usually charge between $10 and $40 for a single guinea pig. Check the credentials of the shop or breeder beforehand to make sure you're buying from a reputable source. You need pets in good health, and that isn't always the case if the animals have been born in a guinea pig farm where the sow guinea pigs' health is compromised by being forced to carry litter after litter in quick succession.