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Answered 2010-03-13 17:53:56

Hamsters and guinea pigs are two completely different animals. The most obvious difference is that hamsters are very small, they can fit in the palm of your hand. Guinea pigs are much larger, they generally weigh around 3 pounds or so when fully grown.

They have different dietary and housing needs as well.

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