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Guinea Pig

Description: A Guinea Pig is also known as a Cavy which is derived from the scientific name, Cavia porcellus. Guinea Pigs make fantastic pets for those people limited by space, and those that love an affectionate and social companion. Find out fun facts about Guinea Pigs and how to care for your little friend here. Dental Care: Guinea pigs have teeth that continually grow hence overgrown incisors (front teeth) and molars (cheek teeth) can occur.

Feeding: Guinea pigs are neophobic. This means that they adopt a strong preference for food type in the first few days of life. So it is a good idea to feed a range of food types from an early age such as fresh fruit and veggies, good quality hay and occasionally pellets.

Nail Trimming: Guinea pigs have continuously growing nails that need to be trimmed regularly.