Guinea Pigs are small, tailless pets that grow to about 3 pounds. They have their own vocabulary of chatters and purrs to amuse themselves (and you). They enjoy romping outside their cage in a safe place, like a playpen, when possible.
Other Animal Facts
Andes mountains in Peru and Bolivia
A variety of colors, with coats that can be short or long, straight or curly
4-8 years on average
Guinea pigs are quirky, social companions who are most active during the day.
Eats mostly hay, with a supplement of fresh fruit and vegetables. Requires a Vitamin C supplement.
Keep in a roomy cage with fresh, soft bedding and a variety of toys and hide houses.
Prefers the companionship of another guinea pig (of the same gender), and can grow very attached to their humans.