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Why is a guinea-pig called a guinea-pig when it comes from South America not Guyana or Guinea?

They may be called guinea pigs because they weighed a guinea or because they were sold for one guinea. People may have also thought that they came from Guyana or Guinea. Anoth (MORE)

Are guinea pigs from New Guinea?

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 t (MORE)

Does a guinea pig have to have another guinea pig with it?

Yes most guinea pigs like at least one other guinea pig as company! but 2 girls i recommend they get on well but 2 boys may fight and a girl and a boy will mate but unless you (MORE)
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Do guinea pigs go good with other guinea pigs?

If they aren't the same gender, then don't put them together! I have an older guinea pig and a year old guinea pig. You just have to introduce them the right way. I put mine i (MORE)
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What are Guinea pigs?

Guinera pigs?   Guinea pigs (also commonly called cavies after their scientific name-Cavia porcellus meaning pig-like cavy) are rodents belonging to the family Caviidae a (MORE)

What is guinea?

Geography: Guinea - Place in West Africa formrly called as French guinea Zoology: Guinea fowl - Flightless bird belonging to the order same as pheasants and turkeys; monogamou (MORE)
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Who discovered guinea?

The Portuguese "discovered" almost all west Africa around the XV century although no regime was imposed (in 1450). The land was already occupied so the verb "discover" is in m (MORE)

Is Papua New Guinea and New Guinea both in Guinea?

No, Papua New Guinea is in the Pacific. It is the country on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, although it is sometimes called New Guinea for short. The western ha (MORE)
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Are guinea pigs smart for a guinea pig?

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.
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