Hi! We are Garfield and Arlene the guinea pigs and we live at the Marion Public Library in the Children’s Department. Although guinea pigs originally come from South America, we were born in Indiana and donated to the library.
We love meeting new kids and visiting with kids we already know. Sometimes we chatter at you, but other times we may be sleepy and take a nap while you’re here.
A pig? We’re not really pigs. We’re rodents and mostly eat vegetables like lettuce, carrots, and dandelion greens. Don’t feed us anything, though – the librarians are the only ones who should feed us, so they can make sure we stay healthy.
If you want to learn more about guinea pigs, search Subjects in the online catalog and type in guinea pigs or guinea pigs as pets.