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Peruvian Guinea Pig

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Visit a peruvian guinea pig farm and you'll see lots of these rodents scurrying around. These animals can be related to chinchillas and porcupines. In the wild, these animals live in small groups which consist of sows, a boar and the young. Domestic cavies should also live in groups. In captivity, they live an average of five years, but healthy and properly carried animals can live for about eight years. However, buying a mate for your cavy, remember that these animals should be of the same sex. Boars should never be placed with sows under any circumstances, otherwise it will surely result in an unplanned breeding. If you are not a professional breeder, please, do not breed these animals. Visit a peruvian guinea pig farm and you'll see lots of these rodents scurrying around.

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Peruvian Guinea Pig

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Animals of this type are still found in the wild in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay. It is thought that they arrived in Europe in the nineteenth century. These animals are easy to house, they have few diseases, and very little odor. They have rather compact bodies, short ears, and no tail. Adult animals are about 10-14 inches long; they weigh 1-3 pounds. Rodents of this type have very long hair. Coat of these animals comes in a wide range of colors. If you decide to buy a cavy, it is recommended to buy a short haired breed. It will be much easier to groom a short haired cavy than a long haired one. Visit a peruvian guinea pig farm and you'll see lots of these rodents scurrying around.

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