230 Bammel Westfield Road, Houston, Texas 77090281-587-2336

Guinea Pig

Guinea Pigs are small, tailless pets that grow to about 3 pounds. They have their own vocabulary of chatters and purrs to amuse themselves (and you). They enjoy romping outside their cage in a safe place, like a playpen, when possible.

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Other Animal Facts


Andes mountains in Peru and Bolivia


A variety of colors, with coats that can be short or long, straight or curly


4-8 years on average


Guinea pigs are quirky, social companions who are most active during the day.


Eats mostly hay, with a supplement of fresh fruit and vegetables. Requires a Vitamin C supplement.


Keep in a roomy cage with fresh, soft bedding and a variety of toys and hide houses.


Prefers the companionship of another guinea pig (of the same gender), and can grow very attached to their humans.