Are guinea pigs from New Guinea?

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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 that their Latin name gave rise to confusion about them being "pigs" and that "Guinea" may be a European corruption of Guiana.
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What do you do for new baby guinea pigs?

As soon as your guinea pig gives birth to another cute little one, it's always safe to just quickly check the baby to make sure it's looking healthy. If it doesn't look right

Will an older guinea pig fight with a new guinea pig?

It depends, if you are going to get a new guinea pig then first you have to put the two guinea pigs in a box together. Watch them very closely. If you see any of them chatteri

Do people in papua new guinea eat guinea pigs?

No, I can assure you Papua New Guinean's do not eat guinea pigs as they are a domesticated animal. Only a insignificant number of people keep and care for domesticated animals

Do you have to dry a new born guinea pig?

no the mom guinea pig will lick and eat the outside of the newborn guinea pig and you will not half to dry it or anything, if you watch a hamster or guinea pig giving birth on