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What are some good names for male guinea pigs?

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The choice of names for a male guinea pig is almost infinite, but some good examples include Alfie, Angus, Baxter, Lurky and Max, according to Small Pet Select. A chosen name may depend upon the individual animal or upon the owner's taste and humor.

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The guinea pig's personality, color, size and other traits may influence its name. Owners may also wish to name their animal after a hobby, place or person that is of special significance to them.

Guinea pigs learn to recognize the sound of their name, so it's important to make a choice and stick to it, according to Small Pet Select. The website suggests numerous possible male guinea pig names, including:

  • Ace
  • Achilles
  • Badger
  • Baloo
  • Comet
  • Douglas Fur
  • Gatsby

The coloring of the guinea pig might lend itself to a certain name, suggests Guinea Pig Facts. For example, a black-and-white guinea pig might be an Oreo, Domino or Mickey. A brown guinea pig might be Cookie, Auburn or Chocolate. Names based on guinea pig behavior, such as Squeak, are also a possibility. If a guinea pig is very jumpy it could be called Popcorn.

Consider naming a pair of guinea pigs together. Male pair names, as suggested by guinea pig owners' website Jackie's Guinea Piggies, include:

  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Batman and Robin
  • Darth and Vader
  • Elvis and Presley
  • Pooh and Piglet
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • Zig and Zag
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