Everything you wanted to know about Guinea pigs.

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Basic facts about Guinea pigs

The name “Guinea pig” consists of two parts, the “sea” and “pig.” Why it was named so weird. The first part of the “sea” most likely indicates that pigs were brought from beyond the sea, therefore, most likely, they were called, “overseas”, then simplified to “sea”.

The second part of “pig” indicates that this name was given probably because of the similarity of the sounds issued by pigs and rodents. Learn more about the origin of the name can be found here .

The average life expectancy of Guinea pigs at home is 5-7 years.

Guinea pigs can make a variety of sounds: whistling rumbling grumbling noise, the clicking teeth, etc.

Another interesting fact about the behavior of Guinea pigs is the ability to bounce sharply. In English it is called “popcorning” because she hops like a corn which becomes popcorn. Continue reading

The description of Guinea pig skinny

Skinny (Skinny) is one of the most exotic species of Guinea pigs, they are widespread in captivity and are ideal for families with children because care for them, even little ones. Natural color pet brown-grey, abdomen lighter. The coat is missing, only on the head, shoulders and legs of the animal there is a small curly woolen cover. The body length of pigs up to 35 centimeters. It is a decorative variant, derived as a result of laboratory experiments and subsequent selection.

This is a muscular and well-fed animal, the head is of medium size, oval, with a wide front part. The head of males has a more rough shape than females. The rounded nose, large, gently curved profile. The eyes of a rodent round shape, convex and large, the color should match the main color. Ears widely spaced, slightly tilted forward, in the center there is a small wave.

The neck is short, thick, broad chest, well-developed, undesirable narrow shoulders and ill-developed thorax. Back straight, broad, without humping or sagging. Continue reading

Hamsters, gerbils and Guinea pigs

“I’m not a lover of the exotic, as you, dad. “It was the first visit my daughter in Asia, and we have just passed a street vendor offering a variety of crispy roasty and boiled insects — popular snack food Thailand. I asked if she wanted to try grasshoppers . “They are very even nothing,” I added encouragingly. The daughter shook her head and said, “I’m ready to try something new, but I will not eat any animals nor cute nor disgusting”.

Food, she perceived through the idea of its original form. To the category of disgusting it included the insects, and the category pretty — numerous small mammals, including cats, dogs, rabbits . and three rodent species, somewhere in the West playing the role of Pets: e the hamsters, gerbils and Guinea pigs . The last really beloved Pets in many euroamericana, but this does not negate their long culinary history, and the fact that these rodents and are considered to be an important source of protein in Peru (the birthplace of the “canteens” of rodents), Ecuador, parts of Venezuela and in Bolivia and Colombia. Continue reading

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