Guinea Pig :)

mintus
By mintus

Can anyone help me. Where or can I buy a guinea Pig in Qatar please?

I am new only arrived 2 weeks ago.

Loving Qatar so far:)

By Ice Maiden• 12 years 6 months ago.
Ice Maiden

Was looking at rabbits for my kids.

And I noticed that that pet stores do have guinea pigs here.

By amthorpe• 12 years 6 months ago.
amthorpe

have seen the animals in the souq, they just looked unhappy, but many had said they were unhealthy and some even said diseased, was worried about the kids catching something, so thought I would ask if there was somewhere better

By mintus• 12 years 6 months ago.
mintus

You can get pigs at the main souq near Islamic Art Museum. There is a pet section and while conditions are far from perfect the pigs i saw looked quite healthy. Hope you find a nice one as there so cute/friendly little pets.

Post a pic if you find one :)

By dohagal• 12 years 6 months ago.
dohagal

The pet shops here are pretty dire. There is a good pet supplies shop in the Friday Saturday souq. Going from Salwa Markets roundabout it's in last section on the right, before the next roundabout.

By amthorpe• 12 years 6 months ago.
amthorpe

Just thought I would ask if you had found any healthy Guinea Pigs (Rodent not Pig) in Qatar in the end, my son wants a pet, and thought this would be a good one for him, but not sure where to look. Have you managed to find cages, bedding, food etc ?

Any information on good petshops for heathly animals and accessories would be appreciated.

By Afaque• 14 years 3 months ago.
Afaque

The scientific name of the common species is Cavia porcellus, with porcellus being Latin for "little pig". Cavia is New Latin; it is derived from cabiai, the animal's name in the language of the Galibi tribes once native to French Guiana.[17] Cabiai may be an adaptation of the Portuguese çavia (now savia), which is itself derived from the Tupi word saujá, meaning rat.[18] Guinea pigs are called quwi or jaca in Quechua and cuy or cuyo (pl. cuyes, cuyos) in the Spanish of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.[19] Paradoxically, breeders tend to use the more formal "cavy" to describe the animal, while in scientific and laboratory contexts it is far more commonly referred to by the more colloquial "guinea pig".[20]

How the animals came to be thought of as "pigs" is not clear. They are built somewhat like pigs, with large heads relative to their bodies, stout necks, and rounded rumps with no tail of any consequence; some of the sounds they emit are very similar to those made by pigs, and they also spend a large amount of time eating.[21] They can survive for long periods in small quarters, like a 'pig pen', and were thus easily transported on ships to Europe.[22]

By mghozlan• 14 years 3 months ago.
mghozlan

i should have googled it, i didn't thought it will be a pet at all, one mistake is allowed right? :)

By irrysa• 14 years 3 months ago.
irrysa

no idea who called this pet like this. even though it's just a bigger hamster and doesn't have much to do with pig i guess.

If you're looking for a problem, you're probably gonna find one.

By mghozlan• 14 years 3 months ago.
mghozlan

well guys, happy i made u laugh, but who calls a small pet like that guinea-pig,

By irrysa• 14 years 3 months ago.
irrysa

ahh, no comment! :P

If you're looking for a problem, you're probably gonna find one.

By brandylady• 14 years 3 months ago.
brandylady

and me a blondie too, really you are something DA!!!!

By DaRuDe• 14 years 3 months ago.
DaRuDe

my attitude is nothing

should see her attitude silly blondie

 

 

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By brandylady• 14 years 3 months ago.
brandylady

I am with you, sentimental I DON"T need today thats for sure!!!! x

By irrysa• 14 years 3 months ago.
irrysa

yeah, he thought that it's about "guinea-pork"

LOL!

If you're looking for a problem, you're probably gonna find one.

By brandylady• 14 years 3 months ago.
brandylady

girl next door, really!!!!!!!!!

By irrysa• 14 years 3 months ago.
irrysa

ok, this is getting too sentimental :P

If you're looking for a problem, you're probably gonna find one.

By diamond• 14 years 3 months ago.
diamond

What does being a Muslim have to do with not knowing where to buy a guinea-pig lol?

 

 

 

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By mghozlan• 14 years 3 months ago.
mghozlan

u reminded me, BAZO my cat, i miss it very much, dispute it used to damage every thing it can lay hands on,

By DaRuDe• 14 years 3 months ago.
DaRuDe

i miss the next door gal too she is on vacation i think :?

 

 

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By irrysa• 14 years 3 months ago.
irrysa

i miss my dog too :/

she was 13 years with me back home.

never seen a dog playing football like she did or digging deeper holes than she did :o)

If you're looking for a problem, you're probably gonna find one.

By brandylady• 14 years 3 months ago.
brandylady

yes your right, that is the name of the petshop, remember it when you said the name.

Thanx irrysa, think we had our streets mixed up xxx

By brandylady• 14 years 3 months ago.
brandylady

she is gorgeous, loving and very loyal and I miss her sooooooo much :(

enough, having a sad day already xx

By irrysa• 14 years 3 months ago.
irrysa

brandy, the street with lost of shops and restaurants on both sides?

if yes, then it's Al Nasr Street :o)

If you're looking for a problem, you're probably gonna find one.

By Afaque• 14 years 3 months ago.
Afaque

the name of the street is Al-mirqab street...also known as al nasr street. and the name of the petshop is animal kingdom.

By irrysa• 14 years 3 months ago.
irrysa

i miss having a pet at home. but can't keep any in my flat now.

i'd go even for hamster or the g.pig...just don't like the smell.

If you're looking for a problem, you're probably gonna find one.

By brandylady• 14 years 3 months ago.
brandylady

Not sure, just know it's near the Ramada n a Hardees??:/

By mghozlan• 14 years 3 months ago.
mghozlan

hehehe,, i was deceived by oryx comment, bad bad oryx, will get u one day :)

By mintus• 14 years 3 months ago.
mintus

Thanks all. I will try them all. :)

By irrysa• 14 years 3 months ago.
irrysa

brandy, do u mean Al Nassr street?

If you're looking for a problem, you're probably gonna find one.

By anonymous• 14 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

There are pet shops here, but I avoid them, so I don't know if any have Guinea pigs. Maybe just place a "wanted" ad, or the best way to get info in Doha.. word of mouth. Just keep asking around. Good luck!

By irrysa• 14 years 3 months ago.
irrysa

mghozlam, he means a pet, not pig as pork! LOL!

mintus, i bet u can find them in pet stores.

if u want some numbers, try to look online in qatar yellow pages and then just ask on the phone if they have any and which type.

good luck!

If you're looking for a problem, you're probably gonna find one.

By brandylady• 14 years 3 months ago.
brandylady

Seen a pet shop near the Ramada, they had all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures, maybe they can help, not sure of the name of the road but you need to turn right by Hardees then follow the road until you see the Turkish restaurant on your right, the pet shop is opposite on the left.

I cried though as they had abeautiful dog in a very small cage and it had been there a while :( wanted to take it home but wasn't allowed.

Won't go again, too upsetting for me xx

By Afaque• 14 years 3 months ago.
Afaque

or you can try some pet shops in the city also!

By Afaque• 14 years 3 months ago.
Afaque

you can get them at the mawashi pet market. opposite to the thursday and friday souq.

By mintus• 14 years 3 months ago.
mintus

You are a bad man Oryx and Hi MGH

By mghozlan• 14 years 3 months ago.
mghozlan

welcome, and hope u will have great time here, sorry can't help with ur q, as i'm a muslim and have no idea about it, but wish u the best.

By Oryx• 14 years 3 months ago.
Oryx

So tasty - I have a great recipe straight from the Andes.

But being English I do like them with a bit of Branston Pickle

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