Because guinea pigs are prone to loneliness, it’s illegal in Switzerland to own just one.

5/01/2022 –

Because guinea pigs are prone to loneliness, it’s illegal in Switzerland to own just one.

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In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig, because the poor, sweet babies are vulnerable to getting lonely.

In 2008, the Swiss government passed an animal rights law which made it illegal for a pet owner to own just one guinea pig, no matter how much they might dote on their fluffy friend.

As reported by Mental Floss, this legislation was part of a push to grant ‘social rights’ to pets prone to loneliness.

As it’s likely one guinea pig will outlive the other, rent-a-guinea-pig services have become a popular way to keep remaining piggies happy, while stopping the owner from becoming locked in a never-ending cycle of guinea pig purchasing.

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