These animals are crepuscular, which means they tend to be most active around dawn and dusk.
Unlike most rodents, guinea pigs are born with their eyes fully open, a full coat of fur and developed teeth.
At birth, a guinea pig can walk immediately.
Guinea pigs are indigenous to South America.
Guinea pigs are also referred to as "cavies."
When excited, guinea pigs may repeatedly perform little hops in the air, also known as "popcorning."
Guinea pigs communicate through a series of squeaks, chirps and purrs.
A female guinea pig is called a "sow" and a male is called a "boar."
Guinea pigs can live up to 10 years!
There are four basic types of domestic guinea pigs, which can be identified by their hair type.
American/English: short, smooth coat or hair.
Abyssinian: rough coat with hair that swirls in rosettes.
Peruvian: straight hair that is long and silky.
Teddy Bear: dense, rough coat. Similar to Abyssinians, but without the rosettes.
Guinea pigs are born with teeth. Their teeth constantly grow throughout their lifetime.
Although they are called "guinea pigs," they are not closely related to pigs. They are named for their short, robust body and piggish appearance. "Guinea" refers to Guyana, a country within their natural range.
A guinea pig’s average core temperature ranges from 99 to 103°F
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