Guinea pigs are a domestic member of the cavy family and are very popular as pets. Like pigs, the females are called sows and the males are called boars. After a long gestation period of 63 days, the young are born fully developed.
Like humans, Guinea pigs are unable to produce Vitamin C and need a constant source of it in their diet.
Latin name - Cavia porcellus
Class - Mammals
Order - Rodentia
Family - Caviidae
IUCN Status - Domesticated
Habitat - Domestic
Distribution - Andean region of South America
Guinea pigs are very social and communicate with each other through a variety of different chirps, chattering and whistles.
Wilfred, Willow, Walnut, Olive, Cherry, Oak, Juniper
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