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Guinea Pigs are intelligent, affectionate and social animals that need daily interaction with humans or other guinea pigs. However, chewing is a guinea pig’s favorite hobby, so make sure you have plenty in the cage to keep your pig happy. Guinea pigs that become familiar with their owner will whistle on the owner's approach.

Average Size

The average size of a guinea pig is 1.5-2.5 lbs.

Life Span

Up to 8 years.


Fresh food and water should always be available. Small amounts of vegetables and fruits can be given daily, such as pears, grapes, strawberries, dates, raisins, sprouts and carrots. Vegetable and fruits not eaten within 24 hours should be thrown away. Mineral/salt spools help with diet.

Many house plants are toxic and a guinea pig should not eat grass treated with pesticides.

Treats should not exceed 10% of total food intake. Do not feed chocolate, alcohol or caffeine; these are dangerous. Use clean, fresh, de-chlorinated water changed daily.

Use a High quality guinea pig food. They also require timothy hay or alfalfa. Guinea pigs require about 10mg of vitamin C daily.


Guinea Pigs acclimate well to average household temperatures; be cautious of extreme temperature change; habitat should never be in direct sunlight or in a drafty area. Habitats should be at least four times the size of the guinea pig, escape proof with an area that has a solid surface; it is best to provide the largest habitat possible. They enjoy tunnels, and hide outs. Use baby gates or an indoor play yard during play time.

1-2 inches of bedding should be placed in the habitat. Proper bedding includes shavings and pelleted or recycled product. Cedar-based bedding may cause harm and is not recommended.

Different types of small animals should not be housed together.

Different types of small animals should not be housed together.

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Remove wet spots daily; change bedding weekly or more often if needed and wash all items in the habitat. Clean the habitat once a week by scrubbing it with mild soap and water, rinse and allow to completely dry to minimize fumes before placing animal back into the habitat.


Stable room temperature is adequate. No special requirements.


No special requirements


Use room lighting as needed. Guinea pigs are most active during dusk and dawn.

Water & Accessories

Guinea Pigs should be given a sipper bottle, hung from the side of the cage. They also need small toys to play with. Keep a food bowl and chew stick as well.


Guinea pigs are able to breed year round, and may have up to 5 liters per year.

Guinea Pigs can reach maturity at 3-5 weeks of age.

Gestation is 59-72 days.

Guinea Pigs may have anywhere from 1-6 in liter, with average being 3.

Newborn pups are born with hair and are mobile completely. Begin feeding them a pellet diet immediately.

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Petware House is conveniently located at 7477 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, which is just moments north of West Cook Road and a few minutes drive from the I-69. While heading north on Lima Road, you will find us on the left hand side of Lima Road, next to DAVCO Auto. We have ample parking for our visitors, parking for seniors, handicap and expectant mom’s. Additional accessibility is available for handicap and for the delivery of large items into and out of our store location. Come into our new showroom for the largest selection of healthy pets, pet food, pet accessories and let our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you find that perfect pet and solutions that work best for you.

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