Woman discovers guinea pig chewed off her fringe after she drunkenly fell asleep

Hairdresser Gara Sullivan admitted she had drunk ‘pretty heavily’ before returning home and deciding to curl up on the floor with her three-year-old guinea pig Dixie.

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Woman reveals guinea pig nibbled on her fringe while she slept

Many of us have had to bear a haircut disaster at some point.

Typically, we caused our own downfall – especially during lockdown when hairdressers remained closed.

But lots of us have suffered a dodgy visit to the hairdressers, where we’ve walked away with a wonky fridge or even worse, a pudding-bowl cut.

Either way, it’s practically a rite of passage to sport the unsightly cut.

But what happens when your dodgy new hairstyle was caused by your GUINEA PIG.

That’s what happened from one hairdresser – who admits she’d had a skinful before falling asleep with her beloved piggie.



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Gara with pet guinea pig Dixie, who ate her hair


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Gara Sullivan woke up to discover that her bald guinea pig, called Dixie, had CHEWED OFF her fringe after returning home from a drunken night out.

The 29-year-old said she was in deep sleep after Thanksgiving celebrations and only made the ‘hair-raising’ discovery the following morning.

Initially, she was horrified by her chewed-up ‘do, but then became worried that the three-year-old piggie had swallowed clumps of her fringe and could be ill.

But she discovered the chewed-off strands next to a guilty-looking Dixie – and shared the ordeal on social media, where it left people in stitches.

Dixie looked sheepish the next morning


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The guinea pig showed no remorse


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Now hairstylist Gara has vowed to put an end to their cosy sleepovers – as she fears it could take a YEAR for her fringe to grow back.

Gara, from Bellevue, Kentucky, US, 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.

Gara said it was the end of her ‘drunken sleepovers’


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“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.

While Gara knew the curious sow had a taste for human snacks, she never expected her pet to start eating her too.

Gara said: “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.

“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 was viewed more than 7m times, with 1.2m likes and 13,100 comments.

Gara said: “On TikTok, I love the comments. They’re so funny, everyone is laughing at me.

“It was so funny, I just couldn’t not share it with people.”

Entertained social media users joked the naked guinea pig was trying to make itself a ‘guinea wig’ – while others noted it was a
behaviour called ‘barbering’.

One person said: “It’s called barbering and it shows dominance lol.”

Another added: “She said ‘I’m making myself a wig’.

A third joked: “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.”

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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