Ten Things Guinea Pigs Have in Common With Zombies

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They Eat Everything They See
Unlike zombies that are out for brains, guinea pigs eat only vegetables. Guinea pigs naturally forage for food so they like to keep eating throughout the day.

They Have Crazy Hair
Each guinea pig comes with unique markings and colors. Different breeds have different hairstyles!

They Enjoy The Company of Others
Guinea pigs are social animals and love to be around others of their own kind. If you have two guinea pigs or more, they follow each other in a “guinea train.”

They’re Terrible Actors
Guinea pigs love attention and they’re willing to make whatever noise possible to get it. What drama queens!

They Have Messy Faces
Sometimes it’s carrot juice or tomato juice, but guinea pigs are messy eaters. They don’t eat with their front paws like other rodents. Guinea pigs stick their whole face in the bowl.

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They Multiply Quickly
A single pair of guinea pigs can have five litters in a year so it’s best to keep boys and girls separate if your pets aren’t spayed or neutered.

They Make Noises That Are Almost Human
Guinea pigs make many different noises to let you know how they’re feeling. They have sounds for happy, excited, content, upset, angry and many more.

They’re Misunderstood
Guinea pigs are often confused with hamsters but they’re actually quite different. The care of a guinea pig has more in common with that of a rabbit.

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They’re Taking Over the World
Guinea pigs are originally from Peru but have spread to nearly every country in the world.

They Walk Among Us
Homeless guinea pigs can be found in shelters and rescues waiting for forever homes. Give a pair of guinea pigs a home today!

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Angela, Editor-in-Chief, GPT

Angela founded Guinea Pig Today and guest writes for CavyMadness. She volunteers with Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue and supports the ROUS Foundation. Her guinea pig, Papua, is the star of WHEK-TV/DT.

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2 Responses to “Ten Things Guinea Pigs Have in Common With Zombies”
  1. Jennifer says:

    Cute and informative! I love a little guinea pig train. It’s so cute. My first two — both females –did that, chattering to each other as they moved. With my current piggies, I don’t have a place to let them out. Plus they’re both males and have dominance issues.

  2. Cassandra says:

    Cute! Guinea pigs are the best!

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