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

Although initial signs of pregnancy are difficult to detect, Loving Your Pet explains that pregnant guinea pigs drink more water and grow larger; however, pregnancy cannot be confirmed until the latter stages when her yo... More »

One can determine if a guinea pig wants to mate by observing its behavior alone and in the presence of the opposite sex. Female guinea pigs may act restless and anxious when mating season arrives. The male guinea pig typ... More »

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