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Guinea pig

Guinea pigs are a domesticated version of an extinct species from South America. They are a rodent that is usually around 8 inches long, and occur in a variety of colors and fur lengths. They make good companions for older children and often squeak happily when their owner enters the room. Like most… Learn More


Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Little Cause for Concern

  • No longer exist in the wild
  • Domesticated for thousands of years

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Little Cause for Concern

  • May not pose an invasive threat

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Allow time out of cage daily
  • Need occasional grooming

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Little Cause for Concern


  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis
  • Bordetella brochiseptica
  • Allergies

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