Facts on Guinea Pigs

- males are sexually mature at 3 weeks old
- females are sexually mature at 4 weeks old
- guinea pigs are easy to breed but should not be bred because they are already everpopualetd
- guinea pigs are social and become lonely on their own so should be kept in single sex pairs or groups
- they raely bite
- they can be quite skittish
- they live for 4-8 years
- only rodent that develops a personality
- easy to handle

- make good pets for people over 8 years old