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Wild Guinea Pig

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The wild guinea pig is different than the domesticated one; some farms raise the latter; get a picture of each and comare the two for fun. Naturally these animals live in burrows, and also occasionally in dense vegetation. They are herbivorous and feed mainly on vegetation. Most animals of this type breed once a year. They usually have 2-4 babies in a litter. In their natural habitat, these animals have a great number of predators. They are alert and active and are often kept as pets. They are rather intelligent and may learn to perform a lot of tricks, so they are not difficult to train. Cavies are easy to buy and inexpensive to maintain them, as they need relatively little room and food. The wild guinea pig is different than the domesticated one; some farms raise the latter; get a picture of each and comare the two for fun.

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Wild Guinea Pig

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Actually, these animals are not pigs at all. They are kind of rodents like a mouse, rat, beaver, porcupine or hamster. They are known from ancient times and fossil records of their existence date back to the Miocene period over 18 million years ago. These are small rodents with short, rounded ears and no tails. Their bodies are small and stout, about 8-16 inches long. The hair in some species is long, in others it's short. These animals can be found throughout Central and South America. Many years ago, the local people used them for food. The wild guinea pig is different than the domesticated one; some farms raise the latter; get a picture of each and comare the two for fun.

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