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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