Are There Mini Guinea Pigs?

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How much space do 3 guinea pigs need?

Three guinea pigs: 10.5 square feet (minimum), but at least 13 square feet (30” x 62”) is preferred. Four guinea pigs: 13 square feet (minimum), but at least 30” x 76” is preferred.

Who first had guinea pigs as pets?

Domestication of guinea pigs

There are many indications that the original human inhabitants of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and the Andes began to domesticate these wild animals around 5000 BCE. In Peru, they were kept for food. The little animals appear in folk art and handicrafts from between 500 BCE and 500 CE.

Why is a guinea pig called a cavy?

Going from the complicated guinea pig name to the name cavy or cavies, the reason for these names are much easier to trace. The taxonomic name for guinea pigs is Cavia porcellus, indicating the genus Cavia and species porcellus. Cavy and its plural form, cavies, derives from the genus Cavia.

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