Woman Baffled After Guinea Pig Chews Off Hair
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Gara Sullivan, 29, from Kentucky, had been out to celebrate Thanksgiving last month, and decided to have a drunken nap with her three-year-old hairless guinea pig, Dixie.
The next morning, Gara looked in the mirror and was horrified to find Dixie had swallowed clumps of her fringe.
She said: "She doesn't have any hair - it's like she's jealous of mine. She has a little hair on her nose but that's it, other than that she's completely naked.
"She'd had quite the meal, it was crazy. I take naps with her all the time but if I'm drunk, my boyfriend will create a little bed on the floor for me because he knows I like to snuggle with her.
"I fell asleep and when I woke up in the morning, I went to the bathroom, looked at myself in the mirror and my bangs were gone.
"I knew she ate them, I went into the living room and they were right there on the floor. She didn't even swallow them - she'd just left them.
"I felt nothing, I was totally out. It was the night before Thanksgiving and I drank pretty heavily. This will 100 per cent be the end of our drunken sleepovers."
Gara and her boyfriend Alex Kennedy, 30, first welcomed Dixie into their home three years ago, along with their two other guinea pigs.
And while Dixie can be a little greedy, Gara never imagined she'd try and eat her hair.
"I'm a hairdresser and I have this tuft at the front now. I had to move my parting across a little bit so thankfully I can hide it, but it's not the cutest look I've ever had," she continued.
"Guinea pigs chew on a lot of random stuff but thankfully they're usually in their cage. She's never eaten my hair before though.
"I'd say it'll take six months to a year to grow back, it'll probably get worse before it gets better. Dixie is very lovely, she loves to cuddle. She's really sweet and likes to nap.
"She sleeps a lot and doesn't bite me. My other two are evil and will bite the cr*p out of you. She's a very chilled one - she just has a taste for human hair.
"Alex just laughed at me and told me that's what I get for sleeping with her."
After posting the video on TikTok, Gara's clip racked up over 13,000 comments, with social media users joking the naked guinea pig was trying to make itself a 'guinea wig' - while others noted it was a behaviour called 'barbering'.
One said: "It's called barbering and it shows dominance lol."
While another added: "She said 'I'm making myself a wig'."
And another added: "I can't get over this. This is the best. Okay I have to leave now because I'm laughing too much that I might wake up my husband."
This is seriously making us rethink letting our pets sleep on the bed...