Guinea pigs are natural swimmers but may not appreciate being put into the water. They will swim if forced by being placed in water but often find it distressing.Know More
A good way to determine if a particular guinea pig enjoys swimming is to test its reaction when giving it a bath. Placing a guinea pig in a few inches of water to gauge its comfort level will provide a basic idea as to whether or not that guinea pig enjoys swimming.
If a guinea pig does enjoy swimming, it should only be allowed to swim in fresh water pools. Saltwater and chlorine-treated water is harmful to a guinea pig's health.Learn more about Rodents
Guinea pigs will eat almost anything put in their food bowl, but pumpkin seeds and other types of large seeds are choking hazards. While pumpkin seeds may be nutritionally dense, there are better things to feed a pet guinea pig.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs generally have between one and four babies, or pups, in each litter, according to Guinea Lynx. However, on rare occasions, a mother guinea pig, also called a sow, can have seven or more pups in a litter.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs are relatively vocal animals and use squeaking as a way to communicate emotions such as fear and happiness, according to About.com. Not only do guinea pigs squeak to communicate with other guinea pigs, but also as a way to communicate with humans.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs bite as a means of communication or as a response to fear and pain. They may also nip accidentally when seeking to get a treat, and they bite each other as part of dominance behavior.Full Answer >