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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

On average, guinea pigs live five to seven years, but they can live as long as 14 years. Some breeds tend to live longer than others, and males tend to live longer than females. More »

Guinea pigs, also known as cavies, do not have tails. They have round-shaped bodies and short legs, and are furry and sociable creatures. There are a variety of different guinea pig breeds with different coat lengths and... More »

Guinea pigs are native to several countries in South America, including Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, their primary country of origin. Their habitat is in the Andes mountain range, which runs down through western South Ame... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rabbits & Hares

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 » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

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 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 »