Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pig

We have guineapigs which are some of our smaller animals that like to be petted and brought carrots to eat!

Guinea pigs are tail-less rodents that are native to the west coast of South America and since the mid-1800′s, laboratories have used guinea pigs for research.Guinea pigs usually weigh around 3 ounces at birth, around 1-2 pounds full grown, and live for 5-6 years. An adult will measure 8-10 inches from the tip of its nose to the end of its rump. Their hair comes in a wide range of colors and the hair may be long, short or short and curly. Guinea pigs have a very good sense of smell and sensitive hearing. They love to vocalize with squeals, chirps, squeaks, and whistles. Although not known for their intelligence, they do recognize their owners and will seek them out and return affection.Guinea pigs make excellent pets, especially for children, as they are easy to handle.

Our volunteers are happy to get a gueina pig out for you to stroke