Guinea Pig Facts

Here are some carefully complied guinea pig facts for you to digest. Have a read and amaze your friends with your brilliant guinea pig facts!

  • Guinea pigs can communicate via high pitched squeals
  • Guinea pigs are originally from South America
  • Guinea pigs are often called the "Cavy" (probably after their Latin name Cavia porcellus)
  • Guinea pigs are not pigs, and are not from Guinea!
  • Guinea pigs normally live around 4-5 years, but can live up to 8 years
  • Guinea pigs can jump over small obstacles, but cannot climb
  • Guinea pigs hardly ever bite or scratch, especially if handled well throughout their life!
  • Guinea pigs can breed all year round
  • Guinea pigs cannot produce their own Vitamin C, so must get this from food