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Caring for your Guinea Pig by William Love, DVM
Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs, also known as “cavies”, are rodents native to South America that are believed to have been domesticated between 1000 and 1500 years ago.  They are active, friendly, and have excellent personalities.  They tend to live 6-8 years with proper husbandry and have very good attitudes when properly socialized and frequently handled.   

Housing and Husbandry 


There are many different cages marketed for guinea pigs.  In general, a single pig requires an enclosure that is at least 2 ft deep and 4 ft long.  More spac... Read More

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