What is a male Guinea pig called?


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A male Guinea pig is often referred to as a boar. By gently pressing on the abdomen of a male Guinea pig near the genitalia, a small penis will emerge that allows you to determine the sex of your pig.

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Male Guinea pigs are slightly larger than females, and can grow between 1.5 and 2.5 pounds as adults and can reach lengths of 8 to 10 inches. These animals are naturally gentle, can live from 4 to 8 years and are easy to care for and handle, which makes them excellent small pets. They come in a variety of coat colors that are generally cultivated by their breeders.

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