The guinea pig was domesticated from now-extinct wild species once native to South America. A wild guinea pig called the Brazilian guinea pig is still found on the continent; like the domestic guinea pig, it has a blunt ... More » Pets & Animals Pets

Guinea pigs can live up to 7 years in captivity. They are social animals who prefer to live with other guinea pigs. Some of the most common breeds of guinea pigs include Abyssinian, smooth-coated and Peruvian varieties. ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Pigs are very social animals and prefer to live in groups. They are single stomached animals and can and will eat almost anything, but do best on a balanced diet containing plenty of protein and some fiber. Commercial pi... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Barnyard Mammals

The annual cost of food for a guinea pig runs at least $175, as of April 2015; the cost can be higher for guinea pigs that eat more. Pellet bags cost about $15, and guinea pigs consume two to three a year. They also eat ... More » Pets & Animals Pets

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... More » Pets & Animals Pets

The first sign of a guinea pig pregnancy is an enlarged abdominal area. The stomach does not enlarge until later in the pregnancy, so often the pregnancy isn't noticed until halfway through the gestation period More »

Skinny guinea pigs come from a breed that is mostly hairless. Skinny guinea pigs usually have sparse hair on their faces, legs and feet, but most of their body lacks the fur that covers other members of their species. Th... More » Pets & Animals Pets