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