Common name - Guinea pig
Latin name - Cavia porcellus
Country of Origin - South America
Sex - Females & males
Adult size - 25cm 700-1200g
Average Lifespan - 4-7 years
Care level - Beginner
Description - Guinea pigs can be kept inside or out. Guinea pigs are vulnerable to extreme weather so best kept inside or in a well insulated hutch in the winter. They are curious creatures and like to see whats going on. Guinea pigs need company of their own kind and best kept in single sex pairs or groups of females. Guinea pigs make great pets and are happy to be handled once used to their new surroundings. They are gentle animals and therefore make great pets for children. They are active during the day and communicate vocally.
Cleaning - Clean out cage at least once a week and disinfect.
Shopping list - Indoor cage or hutch/run, Bedding, Hay, Food, Food bowl, Water bottle, Hide, Disinfectant
Guinea Pigs (Various colours)
Gerty Guinea pig mix. Raw fruit or vegetable can be given 2-3 times a week e.g apple, carrot, broccoli, oranges. Fresh clean water daily.