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Lets take a closer look at Guinea Pigs

Did you know that Guinea pigs are not pigs, don't come from Guinea, and didn't originally cost a guinea (an old British coin worth £1.05)?

The pig reference is probably referring to their rather portly shape, and from the endearing squeaking noises they make. The Guinea pig's scientific name is Cavia porcellus, and porcellus means little pig. This Latin name is why they are often referred to as Cavies.

Guinea pig breeds
Guinea pigs make fantastic family pets

This guide is for all Guinea pig lovers, whether longstanding, new, or still thinking about it. It presents in-depth info about caring for these creatures, including their food, enclosure and health needs, all organized into neat sub-sections for ease of reference. The guide also includes a section on how to choose Guinea pigs and bring these little furry bundles of joy into your life. Read on!

Customer Images

Two guinea pigs driving a ferrari - cruising through our garden.
A guinea pig hiding in a flower bed.
A pretty guinea pig.
Guinea pigs love exploring.
A guinea pig photo surrounded by lots of lovely flowers.
A guinea pig!
Guinea pig
Guinea pig
New home!
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Guinea pig
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Close up of guinea pig
Close up of guinea pig
Bambe my brindle abyssinian
Ormer, Alfama, and Piggley
Grass time
My boy bob hurley sleeping in his giraffe bed!
Nothing better than cucumber!
guinea pigs
amongst the strawberry's ????
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A small white guinea pig with a white coat with orange and black spots
I am so relaxed!
This is my cute guinea pig named Truffle
Guinea pig in cage
Two guinea pigs enjoying each other.
Ooh I feel fabulous after my haircut ????‍♂️
A small brown guinea pig with a ball of rope next to it
A white guinea pig with black spots in a garden
Chubs and boot outside in their homemade enclosure
Guinea pig eating grass in run
Guinea pig eating grass in run
Guinea pig eating grass in run
Guinea pig in run
Guinea pig in run
Guinea pig eating in run
Guinea pig with food
Guinea pig eating food
Two guinea pigs
Guinea pig in cage
Guinea pig
Guinea pig in run
Guinea pig eating leaves
Guinea pigs in run
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Guinea pig in run
Guinea pig in run
Guinea pig
Guinea pig
Guinea pigs outside eating grass
A one meter run for a guinea pig with a purple Go hutch attached
A black guinea pig and a white guinea pig with brown spots in a one metre animal run
Elmo ????
Enjoying the sunshine! and grass!
Goo Goo for grass!
Guinea pig eating
My guinea pig hiding in her apparently very comfy bedding
New born my first babys
My cheeky piggie, Fuzzy Bear
Our wonderful home!
Stella blue
my hungry little fluffs
mum dad and baby
so much fluff in one place
One happy family
Herbie- the chubster!
The most talkative of pigs- meet Monty.
Getting my new guinea pig
My punk pig
Harris looking gorgeous for the ladies !
My little freddy
Dave, a guinea pig living in southwest florida, usa.
Patches having some apple!
Malibu and coke my guinea pigs! :-)
Tom my guinea pig! :-)
Squeakers in the hay cart
daisy madness!
Gizzy understands me, just as much as I do with her
 A fuzzy Wario in perfect health
Queen elsa2
Queen elsa
Queen poppy
Enjoying the grass!
Nutty! By Katie xxx
Bay - the chubby piggie
piggie transport


Claire, 9 October 2021

To anyone who's looking to buy a guinea pig please buy two guinea pigs as they are social animals. My eldest guinea pigs are currently 8 years old and I have owned guinea pigs for over 10 years. Don't bathe you guinea pigs unless advised buy you vet as there skin is very sensitive. Make sure you feeding them 75% hay 10% pellets and the rest veggies that supplement vitamin c please do you research before buying a pet. Guinea pigs can be timid but if you spend time with them they are friendly creatures.

Jennifer, 28 March 2021

Guinea pigs need a least one friend for theyre here animals. They do not like to be in water, so please no pools. They need vitamin c for they dont produce it. Please provide via food and not suppliment. Feed them 70% hay 10% pellets and rest fresh veggies.

Ioulita, 2 March 2021

Do they like being bathed? If yes would it be nice to have a little paddle pool in the cage for it?

Alisa, 16 May 2020

How do you clip their claws/nails?

Meghan, 10 May 2020

I would like to buy a Baby mail Peruvian guinea pig.