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Lyn Zantow Domesticated more than 500 years ago in South America, guinea pigs were first brought to Europe in the 1500s by the Spanish and later the Dutch, making their way into the homes of the wealthy as novelty pets. Today they’ve made their way into the hearts of adults …
ASPCA Responsibility involves providing proper housing, nutrition, grooming and veterinary care. Background Guinea pigs originally came from South America. They’re larger than hamsters, but smaller than rabbits. They generally live for five to seven years, and are very sociable animals. The various breeds of guinea pigs include Abyssinian, Abyssinian Satin, …