Results for: Guinea-pig

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Are guinea pigs really pigs?

No, guinea pigs are not really pigs... they are rodents. Tsk tsk to the answer above! Guinea pigs are not considered rodents, either! They are really in their own little ca (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)

Stocks 101: Learn Stock Market Basics

The stock market is one of the more intimidating subjects in all of personal finance. You may want to get into the stock market, but are hesitant because you don't understand (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)
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Is a male guinea pig or a female guinea pig frendlier?

If you mean to humans I would say it depends on the individual guinea pig. Either can be very sweet and friendly (I know from experience). If you mean with other guinea pigs (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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Do guinea pigs have to get their nails cut?

In captivity, Guinea pigs are often kept in cages with smooth plastic (or similar) flooring. Such flooring is not designed to naturally wear out the animal's tow nails. Under (MORE)