Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs Care

Guinea PigsĀ Health

Guinea pigs are lovely little animals. They are originally from the Andes in Peru and there are still wild cavies living there. They are considered a delicacy in their native Peru but have not been widely used for food elsewhere.

Guinea pigs are very vocal with a wide range of squeaks and grunts. They are generally quite docile but can be easily scared – they are, after all, prey animals.

Guinea pig young must be among the cutest newborns. They are born fully-furred after a long gestation period compared to other rodents and can eat solid food from birth. Breeding females must be bred from before 1 year of age, otherwise their pelvis fuses permanently, leading to birthing problems. After giving birth, the mother comes on heat again after a few hours but it is very unhealthy for her to be constantly pregnant.

Feeding your guinea pig

Guinea Pigs


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