How Big Do Guinea Pigs Get? Your Complete Guide to Piggy Proportions

One of the more common questions we receive from our readers is ‘how big do guinea pigs get’? Seems like a pretty straightforward question with a simple answer, right? Well, it would be if there was such a thing as an average-sized guinea pig, but this isn’t the case.

The American Guinea Pig | Breed facts and Essential Care Guide

When you think of a guinea pig, chances are it’s the American guinea pig you are picturing. With their short coat, solid build and bright intelligent eyes the American guinea pig may not be the most exotic looking cavy, But their laid back and friendly personalities mean they are still one of the most popular breeds as pets. Here’s everything you need to know about the American guinea pig and how to care for one as a pet.

Why Does My Cavy Have Runny Eyes? Everything you Need to Know About Guinea Pig Eye Infections

Your guinea pig’s eyes can tell you a lot about its overall health. It’s normal for guinea pigs to have a milky discharge from the eyes, but red, runny or sore eyes could be a sign of guinea pig eye infection or more serious health issues. Knowing the signs and symptoms of common guinea pig eye infections from conjunctivitis to upper respiratory infections and dental issues will help you identify the problem and get the appropriate treatment fast.

Choosing A Cage for 2 Guinea Pigs | What Size Is Right?

Guinea pigs are social animals and much prefer not to live alone. So if you are planning to keep a couple of piggies together, or even house a whole herd good for you! But making a home for multiple cavies needs some careful planning. If you’re looking for a cage for two guinea pigs, or more, we’ve got all the information you need.

Do Guinea Pigs Smell? How To Stop Your Piggy Getting Pongy

on the whole, guinea pigs are clean little critters that regularly groom themselves. And while they may have a slight odour, they should never be overpowering or unpleasant. However, like other pets (and even people), cavies will start to give off a smell if they’re kept in dirty conditions and are fed the wrong foods.