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PHYSIQUE

BASIC INFORMATION

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Hystricomorpha
Family: Caviidae
Subfamily: Caviinae
Genus: Cavia
Species: Cavia porcellus (guinea pig)


Physiological data:
- body length: 23 - 35 cm (females are usually shorter),
- weight: 700 - 1300 grams,
- life expectancy: 7 - 12 years,
- number of young per litter: 1 - 6 (usually 2 -3),
- body temperature: 37-39 Celsius degrees.











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