Lets take a closer look at Guinea Pigs

Did you know that they are neither pigs, nor did they come from Guinea, or cost a guinea (an old British coin worth £1.05)? The name pig most likely came from their shape, and also from the endearing squeaking noises that they make. The scientific name for the guinea pig is Cavia porcellus , and porcellus means little pig in Latin. This is also why you may hear of them being referred to as Cavies. Read on to find out more fascinating facts about these delightful pets.

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Ioulita, 2 March 2021

Do they like being bathed? If yes would it be nice to have a little paddle pool in the cage for it?


Alisa, 16 May 2020

How do you clip their claws/nails?


Meghan, 10 May 2020

I would like to buy a Baby mail Peruvian guinea pig.


Alisa, 23 March 2020

It my first time getting a guinea pig what are some recommendations


Becky, 28 February 2020

Looking for a black skinny pig that resembles a hippo. Do you know where I can purchase one?

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