Guinea Pig




Rodentia > Caviidae

All of South America

Fruits, vegetables,


When they were first sold in England,

they were traded for "a guinea," a unit of money.

They were named "guinea pigs" because their cries sounded like "pigs".

With four front toes and three back toes,

they are a member of the Cervidae family,

related to capybaras and maras.

Even the smallest sounds can startle them,

so be sure to speak quietly in front of your guinea pig!

Animal Feeding Guide

Use a spatula to feed