Guinea pigs can grow to 25.4 centimeters long, or about 10 inches. At maturity, guinea pigs can weigh up to 1,100 grams, or about 39 ounces. More »

The origin of the term "guinea pig" is uncertain. It perhaps comes from English speakers using the location Guinea to mean a vague, foreign land and the animal's resemblance to small pigs. Guinea pigs are native to the A... More »

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There are several Web sites that allow users to place ads for pets available for adoption or sale, such as Simple Pet Care and Pet Classifieds. Both have baby guinea pigs available. More »

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Guinea pigs are natural swimmers but may not appreciate being put into the water. They will swim if forced by being placed in water but often find it distressing. More »

Guinea pigs are native to South America and were first put into use by human society in what is now Boliva and Peru near the mountain range known as the Andes. Guinea pigs have historically been used as a source of food,... More »

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Guinea pigs bite as a means of communication or as a response to fear and pain. They may also nip accidentally when seeking to get a treat, and they bite each other as part of dominance behavior. More »

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Guinea pigs generally have between one and four babies, or pups, in each litter, according to Guinea Lynx. However, on rare occasions, a mother guinea pig, also called a sow, can have seven or more pups in a litter. More »