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  • Guinea Pig 411

    Get the big picture on how to care for these little creatures.

  • Gerbil Care

    Not all small pets are created equal. Learn about gerbils and how to care for them.

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, Peruvian, Peruvian Satin, Silkie (Sheltie), Silkie Satin, Teddy, Teddy Satin, …

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 who may warmly remember the friends of their childhood or …

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