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Guinea pig

Guinea pig

Homeland:
Wild guinea pigs: South American Andes
Food:
grass, herbs
Habitat:
Pet
Activities:
diurnal
social structure:
Lives in groups of several family groups
Already knew?
We see pets in guinea pigs. In South America in particular, however, they are also used for meat production; comparable to rabbits. They are among the oldest domestic animals, having been domesticated as early as 4000 to 7000 years ago.