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How much Do you know about Guinea Pigs?

Test your knowledge about this little rodent here!

24.11.2020

We prepared some statements for you – can you find out, which are true and which are false?

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Baby guinea pigs are born toothless

You are right! Baby guinea pigs lose their milk teeth before they're even born: Newborns already have a full set of teeth, as they lose their milk teeth while they're still in the womb. Within their first 24 hours, they can already eat solid food.

Oops, that is the wrong answer! Baby guinea pigs lose their milk teeth before they're even born: Newborns already have a full set of teeth, as they lose their milk teeth while they're still in the womb. Within their first 24 hours, they can already eat solid food.

One guinea pig breed can weight up to 4 kg

Good job! The largest guinea pigs can be up to 50 cm long: these giants – known as 'Cuys' – originate from South America, where they are bred and fattened up for food. They can weigh up to 4 kg.

Surprisingly, it is true! The largest guinea pigs can be up to 50 cm long: these giants – known as 'Cuys' – originate from South America, where they are bred and fattened up for food. They can weigh up to 4 kg.

The average lifespan of guinea pigs is 7-10 years

You are right, it is true! The oldest known guinea pig lived to 14 years and 10 months: 'Snowball' lived way beyond a guinea pigs' normal life expectancy of 7 to 10 years.

Oops, that is the wrong answer! The oldest known guinea pig lived to 14 years and 10 months: 'Snowball' lived way beyond a guinea pigs' normal life expectancy of 7 to 10 years.

Happy guinea pigs do something called 'salsa'

Good job! Salsa sounds funny, but happy guinea pigs enjoy 'popcorning': like corn kernels bouncing around in a hot pan, guinea pigs sometimes leap about unexpectedly. This is assumed to be a sign of happiness.

It sounds funny, but it is false! Happy guinea pigs enjoy 'popcorning': like corn kernels bouncing around in a hot pan, guinea pigs sometimes leap about unexpectedly. This is assumed to be a sign of happiness.

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