It is safe and common to keep two male guinea pigs together in one cage or pen. Guinea pigs enjoy companionship as they live together in herds in the wild.Continue Reading
If the two guinea pigs are not purchased at the same time, it is important to quarantine the new guinea pig until the original guinea pig adapts or becomes used to the idea of having a companion. This can also prevent an illness from being transferred to the original guinea pig.
It is also very important to determine the sex of the guinea pigs before placing them in a pen together. This will prevent against any unwanted pregnancies in the future.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Baby pigs are called piglets, shoats or farrows. "Piglet" is the most commonly used term for a baby pig. A female pig is called a sow and is capable of birthing litters of seven to 12 piglets two times per year. A piglet weighs an average of 1.5 kilograms when born and generally doubles its weight in the first seven days of life.Full Answer >
The gestation period for pigs averages 114 days, although pigs can be born a few days earlier or later. An easy way to remember the gestation period for pigs is that it lasts approximately three months, three weeks and three days.Full Answer >
The characteristics of Berkshire pigs include a deep sided body, a strongly arched back, short neck and short legs. Their hide is black with white face, legs and tail, and the skin beneath is pink. Because of the dark hide, the pig is resistant to sunburn.Full Answer >
Archaeological research, dating from 2013, suggests that pigs were originally domesticated in Central Asia. Domestic pigs are descended from a Euro-Asian species of wild boar and have hybridized with wild subtypes of this species throughout its range.Full Answer >