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 them for research. The correct name for guinea pigs is Cavy, pronounced “kay-vee”.
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. Cavies 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.
Explanation: Lovey wanted this because she doesn’t have another guinea pig friend and she’s worried about other guinea pigs.
Notice: Guinea pigs aren’t endangered!