Live small animals available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
Guinea Pigs are considered to be an ideal first pet! They are adorable and loving animals that are easy to maintain and handle. They bond easily with their pet parent(s) and will communicate through various sounds such as squeaks, chirps and purrs. You can tell that they are especially excited when a guinea pig performs little hops in the air, also known as "popcorning". This is a common occurrence with most guinea pigs as they are generally very happy and excitable animals. There are a number of treats and toys available to use when bonding with your guinea pig. Like many other small animals, their teeth grow continually throughout their life so it is important to provide them with chew sticks to prevent the teeth from becoming over-grown. Guinea pigs are very affectionate and will snuggle up to their pet parents. They are one of the few small animals that may enjoy interacting with you as much as you do with them!
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: Peru, South America
Adult Size: 9-12"
Care Level: Beginner
Scientific Name: Cavia porcellus
Most Active During: Dawn & Dusk (crepuscular)
Life Span: 5-8 years
Eats: Guinea Pig food, timothy hay, vegetables, and oranges. Vitamin C required Daily.
Guinea Pigs bond easily with their pet parent(s) and will communicate through various sounds such as squeaks, chirps and purrs.
Find a Petco Store: