There was a note up at my clinic that someone was looking to rehome their five year old guinea pig. Pregnant and no longer could/would care for the piggie. Well, two of the other technicians have BIG snakes and said it would make perfect snake food. Worried that someone like them would take the piggie, I volunteered. He came with alot of supplies. I brought him home and intend to let him befriend my daughters' bunny. However, he is really thin. Otherwise seems very healthy. he eats well, drinks well- has hay and pellets. I don't know if he is skinny because he is old, or if his owner was too busy to take care of him for awhile before she found him a home, or if he has something wrong. Piggies dont live much over five- do they?