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.
Most teacup or micropigs pigs grow to weigh between 40 and 200 pounds. Many breeders claim teacup pigs only grow to be around 35 pounds, but a pig weighing only this much is usually underfed and unhealthy.
The biggest pig in history, a hog named Big Bill, weighed 2,552 pounds. However, normal weights for adults range from 110 to 770 pounds depending on the breed and sex. An average adult female pig, or sow, weighs 300 to 5...
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,...
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.
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.
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.