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

Newborn guinea pigs nurse like all mammals, but even at very young ages they should be started on hay and pellets as soon as they are capable of eating on their own. Young guineas should be given hay without a high calci... More » Pets & Animals Pets

Bananas are on the list of safe foods for guinea pigs to eat. Because bananas are high in sugar, they should only be occasional snacks, however. More » Pets & Animals Mammals

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 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 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