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A guinea hog is a breed of livestock; the baby shouldn't be confused with the rodent. An average litter size for these animals is 3-4 babies. Usually, the first breeding results in a small number of the babies born. The young are born large and fully furred, they can even walk about. They also have teeth and open eyes at this time. Adult animals weigh between 1 and 3 pounds and grow to 10-15 inches in length. These animals should be kept in a cage made of wood, plastic or metal with a solid floor and the bedding in which should be lined with white wood shavings. Do not use sawdust or cedar shavings. A guinea hog is a breed of livestock; the baby shouldn't be confused with the rodent.

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Guinea Pig

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Guinea Hog

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Historically these animals were large and square. They had reddish bristly hair, a long tail, and pointed ears. It is thought that they originated on the Guinea cost of Africa. They were spread widely through the slave trade from Africa to England, France, Spain and America. Modern animals of this breed are rather small. Adult animals weigh 150-300 pounds and are 15-20 inches tall when fully grown. They are usually black and often hirsute. They are very gentle and easy to care for. A guinea hog is a breed of livestock; the baby shouldn't be confused with the rodent.

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