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Guinea pigs have a long and storied history. Guinea pigs are one of the earliest known animals to be kept as pets. There is evidence that as early as 2000 BC guinea pigs have been kept as pets. Guinea Pigs are widely available in pet stores which also helps to make them so popular.

Guinea Pigs in the Wild

A common comparison to the habitat of guinea pigs in the wild is that of cows. Guinea pigs tend to inhabit grassy plains as cows do. Guinea pigs heard together in groups and eat a variety of plant matter, grass in particular.

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Guinea Pig Information

As for as rodents go, Guinea Pigs are one of the larger species. The average length of guinea pigs is approximately 1 foot (30 cm).

Whats New at Popular Pets?

May 04/07 We have updated our guinea pig feeding and water pages.
May 03/07 All of our guinea pig health pages have been updated.
Apr 20/07 Infections of the foot are common in guinea pigs kept in cages.
Apr 19/07 Mites and Intestinal Infections are common in pet guinea pigs.
Apr 18/07 Read about how to properly feed guinea pigs.
Apr 17/07 Lice infestations happen often in pet guinea pigs.
Apr 07/07 Read about housing your pet guinea pigs.
Mar 29/07 Guinea Pigs can also be affected by Ringworm.
Mar 06/07 You can now read all about guinea pigs with Pneumonia and Vitamin C Deficiencies.
Mar 04/07 Learn more about how cancer occurs in guinea pigs.
Mar 03/07 Read about Guinea Pigs that have heat stroke.
Jan 16/07 We have started a Guinea Pig health section and an article about hair loss in guinea pigs is the first to be added.

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