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Guinea pigs are lively and fun to play with. They are easy to care for by providing fresh vegetables, hay, open spaces, and a hay rack. So, are guinea pigs good pets? Absolutely! They make great pets for children and adults alike.

Guinea pigs are native to many countries

Guinea pigs are found in their native habitats of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, the Falkland Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. They were introduced to Hawaii and have since become an invasive species. These animals are arboreal, meaning they live in trees, in groups of 4-40 or more. Their underground burrows can be as large as 5 m (16 ft) across and 10 m (33 ft) long.

Male and female guinea pigs generally share a burrow and several related common shelters, called “cavies” by their owners. Cavies often nest together or line up together at their owner's door or on their bedding for security. They have been reported to live up to 10 years in captivity, making them pretty good pets overall.

Why guinea pigs are the best pets

Guinea pigs make great pets for people of all ages. They are relatively low-maintenance and can provide hours of entertainment. Guinea pigs are social animals and enjoy spending time with other guinea pigs. They are also relatively quiet, so they won't disturb your peace and quiet.

Crested guinea pigs are also perfect domesticated pets

Crested Guinea Pigs make good pets for people who are looking for an animal friend that is relatively low-maintenance. They are generally friendly around other guinea pigs but can be shy around larger animals. If you are looking to get a pet to live alone, you may have to seek out other Crested Guinea Pigs to keep your new pet company.

Crested guinea pigs have poor hearing in comparison to other guinea pig breeds. Because of this, they can be easier to sneak up on. However, this does not mean that they are not aware of their surroundings. Crested guinea pigs will let you know if they are agitated or hungry through their body language and/or vocalizations.


When it comes to pets, guinea pigs are often overlooked in favor of dogs and cats. But guinea pigs can actually make great pets for people with allergies or who are looking for a low-maintenance pet option. Guinea pigs are native to countries like Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile, which means they have adapted well to living in captivity with humans. They are considered very domesticated animals so they can live happily as a pet inside your house instead of being outside all day long.




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