Guinea Pig Appreciation Day is observed on July 16 of every year. Guinea pigs are small domesticated pets that are grown for thousands of years by people all around the world. South Americans mostly like these little companions. Guinea pigs are pockets pets and can be the best gift to the kids as they are easy to maintain. On Guinea Pig Appreciation Day, celebrate this tiny pet and appreciate it for being in our life. You can also spend some time to play with your cute little guinea pigs and show them all the love that you have.
“All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.” – Tennessee Williams
History of Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
The history and the origination of Guinea Pig Appreciation Day are not yet found. Guinea pigs are a loving and sweet pet that one can own. This pet is considered as one of the world’s most extended domesticated pet. The guinea pig was first domesticated during 5000 BC for food by the tribes of South America. Later traders brought them to Europe which was then considered as an exotic animal and was owned by royal people. Thereby led to the popularity of the pet. The sad truth is that these animals are consumed traditionally by the people of Peruvian. But this day discourages such actions and motivates people to own them as a pet.
Other Celebrations on July 16
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How to Celebrate the Day
The best way to celebrate the day is by buying or by adopting one of them. These pets need special diets but only vegetables which makes them easy to maintain. You can also present them to your loved ones. Guinea pigs love carrots, so treat your pet with their favorite food on this day. You spend some time playing with them. Post pictures and share your celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #GuineaPigAppreciationDay.
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