Guinea pigs are natural swimmers but may not appreciate being put into the water. They will swim if forced by being placed in water but often find it distressing.Continue Reading
A good way to determine if a particular guinea pig enjoys swimming is to test its reaction when giving it a bath. Placing a guinea pig in a few inches of water to gauge its comfort level will provide a basic idea as to whether or not that guinea pig enjoys swimming.
If a guinea pig does enjoy swimming, it should only be allowed to swim in fresh water pools. Saltwater and chlorine-treated water is harmful to a guinea pig's health.Learn more about Rodents
Guinea pigs can grow to 25.4 centimeters long, or about 10 inches. At maturity, guinea pigs can weigh up to 1,100 grams, or about 39 ounces.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs can safely eat apples. Because apples are acidic and contain natural fruit sugars, they should be fed infrequently and in small amounts. An appropriate portion is one slice of apple once or twice weekly.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs bite as a means of communication or as a response to fear and pain. They may also nip accidentally when seeking to get a treat, and they bite each other as part of dominance behavior.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs generally have between one and four babies, or pups, in each litter, according to Guinea Lynx. However, on rare occasions, a mother guinea pig, also called a sow, can have seven or more pups in a litter.Full Answer >