Where do you get guinea pigs from?
You can get them from any pet store really if you have a petco,petsmart,kennel shop near you those are very good stores.I got mine from kennel shop and i have no complants i love my guinea pigs i have 2 and they are boys.
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Guinea pigs (also commonly called cavies after their scientificname -Cavia porcellus meaning pig-like cavy ) arerodents belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.Despite their common name, the animals are not pigs, nor do theycome from Guinea. They are originally native to the Andes, they are closely relatedto several species which are commonly found in the grassy plainsand plateaus of the region. The guinea pig plays an important rolein the folk culture of indigenous South Americans, especially as afood source, but also in folk medicine and in community religiousceremonies. Since the 1960s, the guinea pig has become increasingly importantas a staple food in the Andes, and efforts have been made toincrease consumption of the animal outside South America. InWestern societies, the guinea pig has enjoyed widespread popularityas a household pet since its introduction by European traders inthe sixteenth century. Because of its docile nature, the relative ease of caretaking, andits responsiveness to handling and feeding, the guinea pig remainsa popular pet choice. Organizations devoted to competitive breedingof guinea pigs have been formed worldwide, and a large number ofspecialized breeds of guinea pig, with varying coat colors andcompositions, are cultivated by breeders. "Guinea pig" is also used as a by-word in English for a subject ofexperimentation; this usage became common in the first half of thetwentieth century. Biological experimentation on guinea pigs hasbeen carried out since the seventeenth century; the animals werefrequently used in scientific contexts in the nineteenth andtwentieth centuries, but have since been largely replaced by otherrodents, such as mice and rats. They are still used in researchprimarily as models for human medical conditions such as juvenilediabetes, tuberculosis, scurvy, and pregnancy complications. GuineaPigs are still kept in the Andes where they were first discoveredas a food source.
No, guinea pigs are not really pigs... they are rodents. Tsk tsk to the answer above! Guinea pigs are not considered rodents, either! They are really in their own little category ;] Some say they are closest related to chinchillas! How cute! No they're not really pigs, they ARE part of the rodent family and so are Chinchillas!
No of course not, but how ever they call it that because guinea "pigs" eat alot and go alot.
Get it from a rescue shelter of some sort if you can! Millions of Piggy's get put to sleep everyday cuz no one wants them! A registered breeder can give you a fantastic pedigree if you show guinea pigs. Do not buy from a pet shop! prices are high. GO TO A SHELTER!
because of their snout like noses It is because its nose is long and at-once when we see guinea pigs they look like a small pig.Guinea pig eats their own poops.This may be the reason why Guinea pigs are called pigs.Also Guinea pig means small pig.So Guinea pig is a small miniature of pig though it is a rodent.
no. they are members of the rodent family. they are kinda like a rabbit with a hamster.
You can't ... you must have a boy and a girl. So ... buy another, borrow one from a friend, rent one. Your choice.
Guinea pigs are not related to pigs. Guinea pigs are called guinea pigs because of their squealing noise they make.
maybe the MAYBE answer is wrong the one on the bottom is right Guinea pigs are not related to pigs because the guinea pig is already related to rodents so if their related to rodents they can't be related to pigs.
No, the only similarities between the two is that the noise guinea pigs make sounds similar to a pig's. The other similarity is that when guinea pigs walk it's just like how a pig walks.
You can normally get a guinea pig from your local pet shop. Ifthere are none there you should look around and try find a breederor search on the internet for people selling them. You can alsocheck PetFinder.com, Craigslist.org, Kijiji.com, andGuineaPigHome.com for adoptable guinea pigs in your area.
well, i got my guinea pig a pet store. i dont remember what it was called. they didnt have cute guinea pigs but my is so cute. i love him. if i were you i would try walmart or petco or any pet store. guinea pigs arent in pet shelthers. Answer 2 You can certainly find guinea pigs in pet shelters. They are also readily available in pet stores. If you are after particular varieties, they can be purchased from proper breeders. Breeders have the long-haired or curly-haired varieties, and the "coronet" guinea pigs.
No. They originated in the area of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru in South America. There are a large number of theories on why they came to be known as "Guinea Pigs", one being that their Latin name gave rise to confusion about them being "pigs" and that "Guinea" may be a European corruption of Guiana.
They are called Guinea Pigs because they were sold in England for a Guinea, which is a coin used over in the United Kingdom.
You can buy a guinea pig from breeders, pet shops, newpapers, ads on internets and lots more places.
No a guinea pig is more correctly named a cavie and it is a South American rodent.
A pet store. Not a pet store. Go to a shelter. There are lots of guinea pigs in need of a good home. Or you can also search your local paper for people who can no longer care for their piggies and want to give them a good home. Just make sure you do lots of research before adopting one. They needs LOTS of room to run around. Store-bought cages are never big enough.
no because it was not produced from pigs and whoever said they were in the rodent family let me tell you that they are not.
As, They squeak in the way pigs do. Their ears look like pig ears. And guinea pigs eat an incredable amount!
The phenotype of the black guinea pig is black, and the pheno type of the white guinea pig is white.
You can play with them using pet store toys or toys around the house such as toilet paper tubes. You can teach them tricks like coming when called or running up and down the stairs or enter them in guinea pig shows. Ask a breeder for more info on showing your pet.you can also take the piggy out of the cage and just let it run free in a box or something.you can also make a hammock. or just buy 1. hope this helps!
They are herbivores. Guineapigs may fight and draw blood but they won't eat each other, not even newborn babies as they are born fully furred.
If you mean how many offspring they have on average, they can have anywhere from 2-6, although there is apossibility of as many as 8, or as little as 1. The most average we've seen is 3, although recently I've been getting alot of litters of 4 or 5.
Yes they are smart for rodents, because you can let them run around your house (if you want to) and train them to use a litter box.
Actually Guinea Pigs do NOT come from New Guinea but might have been called Guinea because they may have cost 1 guinea during about the time of Queen Elizabeth (who actually owned several pet guinea pigs.) Which was about $1.80 a lot of money back then. They are THOUGHT to have been called pig because when roasted they looked like little pigs.
Because the male and female guinea pig would breed constantly and you would have a major explosion in the population of guinea pigs within a few months. Also, male guinea pigs can be fairly territorial and have sometimes been known to eat the offspring if there isn't enough room in the cage for all of them.
there is no guinea pig talk just talk softly to your guinea pig so it doesn't get frightened.
because the male will mate and the female commonly does not like it because it results in pregnancies
Of course! Guinea pigs are extremly social and will probably be sad and die early without a companion. Just make sure they are both the same gender! A girl and a girl usually get along better than a boy and boy. My guineaa pigs lived happily. And do not trust pet store employees who do not look like they know what they're talking about. FAct: Guinea pig babies are born with all their fur, and eyes open. tehy are like mini hamsters! DO NOT TOUCH A BABY GUINEA PIG BEFORE 2 HOURS AFTER IT IS BORN aND ALSO TRY BUYING BABY GUINEA PIGS THEY GET USED TO YOU AND LOVE U MORE :) PS. Many guinea pigs get along well with bunnies. Be careful though! Have fun!
Not sure, but guinea pigs aren't type of pigs. They're in the rodents family, and NOT pigs. Hope this helped?
Well, you get it out by petting it for about 5 min. first, then start petting it near the stomach area, just beneath the arms. Slowly pick it up like that, then take it out of it's cage and bring it close to your stomach if you want to hold it. Then put your hand underneath it's bottom so it feels safe. It will try to curve or jump out or squeeze out, but don't let it do that. Hold softly but firmly, too. Your piggy will feel safe and relaxed!
If you want 2 pigs, you have to get them at a young age together and they should preferably be two males as they are less prone to fighting. I've had 5 gp
Theoretically, yes, but that has only happened approximately 3 times in the history of the universe. Pigs prefer foods that are very moist and gushy, if you will, so they would have to be extremely parched for this action to occur, but yes...it could technically occur
No. I know because they might try to mate with eachother, if they are different genders if they are the same gender, they will fight, so put them in different cages!
Guinea pigs can eat a variety of fruits and veggies as treats, but Timothy hay should be their main source of food, before pellets. Pellets should be fed in moderation. They healthiest thing is to try to mimic what their diet would be in the wild, and there aren't any pellets in the wild. Another important thing is Vitamin C. Vitamin C needs to be added to their diets daily, because like humans, guinea pigs cannot produce their own vitamin C and are very prone to scurvy. Bell peppers, broccoli, parsley, cantaloupe and kale are all great sources of Vitamin C. You can also purchase drops to add to their water to provide extra vitamins.
Really Guinea pigs are NOTHING like real pigs. Guinea pigs do do some things that pigs do such as graze on food all day and can make some noises that people might think pig like! but guinea pigs are herbivores so they dont eat meat unlike pigs who will eat nearly anything!!
Guinea pigs like the company of their own kind, but males should never be left together if they can get e scent of a female. They will fight. Never put more than one make with females for this reason. There are no limits to how many females can live together. However, guinea pigs are fine with just human company, as long as they have sufficient attention.
Yes a Peruvian guinea pig and a Teddy guinea pig can have Babies well mine did and I came out long haired
Well if you ever come across someone who has seen/held/witnessed a guinea pig race then how 'bout asking them? If not then just think for yourself. It isn't a tough one to work out.
your guinea pigs should already know the others male.if you want to breed then keep them alone for a while.
No. Some say they are by their snorting and actions but they are rodents. Another name for them is Cavy: Noun: A South American rodent (family Caviidae) with a sturdy body and vestigial tail. Its several species include the guinea pig.
Guinea is a country in West Africa. However this animal originated in South America. It is possible that the name of Guinea got mixed up with Guiana (which is in South America). Or it is possible that, when the animal was introduced to England or North America someone used the name Guinea because the though it was appropriate for this new import from a faraway and strange place.
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No more than they are related to humans. We kept guinea pigs for many years, and I'm fairly familiar with the basics of them. Quoting Wikipedia (article "Guinea pig") (emphasis added): The guinea pig ( Cavia porcellus ), also called the cavy , is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia . Despite their common name , these animals are not in the pig family , nor are they from Guinea. They originated in the Andes... .
Guinea pigs are rodents, very popular domesticated pets, and not found naturally in the wild. Pigs are bred on farms for their meat and are ungulates like horses and cows. While I think I can safely say there has never been a guinea pig weighing as much as 10 pounds, pigs can weigh over a ton.
guinea pigs need timothy hay it is more than 75% of everything they eat if you dont get timothy hay it will die in a week. they need timothy hay!!! I have a guinea pig of my own and her name is patches she loves timothy hay. Guinea pigs need carrots, potatoes, lettuce, apples (but without the skin they can choke), it is healthy for them. the other reason they need those things is because their teeth can grow. as they grow they curve and their teeth can grow so far and puncture her upper mouth. so every day give her baby carrots they trim her teeth and always have 2-3 little wood bricks you can get them at petsmart or petco. also when you get guinea pig food get one that has a lot of different kinds of food in it, it is alot healthier. and remember to give it fresh water every day
accualy ,no. they get ginea because when sailors from england had guinea pigs brought overfrom sounth amierica th-y costed 1 guinea
yes guinea pigs do get along with pigs and they wont eat the guinea pig. does this answer your question?
The name Guinea 'pig' comes from its latin form Cavia porcellus. Porcellus translates into 'little pig' in english, so that is how they have pig in their names. It is not known how they came up with the latin name, as they have no links with pigs
Pigs are bovine furless animals that can grow to 300-400 pounds. Guinea pigs are small furry rodents that can be held in a person's hands.