What is a Guinea Pig?

A guinea pig is one of the most popular pets in the US. It is not a rodent! A guinea pig eats Timothy hay, pellets and fresh vegetables like carrots. You must give guinea pigs vitamin C because they do not make their own. It is important to keep guinea pigs on a solid surface, not a wire bottom cage because it will cause their feet to get sores (called bumblefoot). Guinea pigs can live up to 9 years if well cared for. Piggies are gentle pets who love to cuddle and be held. For more information see here: