Guinea Pigs are Like That

1. Guinea pigs are herd animals and live in colonies. Their native land is South America

2. Guinea pig babies come into the world almost fully developed

3. They are rodents and therefore need hard foods so they can wear down their teeth

4. Guinea pigs are very susceptible to stress. They can cope with unfamiliar and unexpected situations much better. If there are two of them

5. Guinea pigs stay in touch with each other continuously by means of contact calls and run to each other immediately in case of danger

6. Male guinea pigs make threat displays by lowering and retracting their testes quickly and repeatedly

7. They are easy to tame

8. Males and females recognize each other by scent and by the sounds they make

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