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The Guide to Taking Home Classroom Pets

Your kid volunteered to take home the class mascot for the weekend? What to know about that visiting critter.
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Guinea Pig

Lives in: A cage
Eats: Pellets with a side of peas and carrots
Playful? Cuddle monsters! They love to snuggle and make sweet cooing sounds. Even a tot can handle them — gently!
For ages: 3 and up (with adult supervision)

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