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Frank James
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Guinea pigs are small rodents. They are susceptible to many diseases. They have a lifespan of about 3 to 5 years, and they do not have any natural predators.

You can also call them porcupines because their spines, which have a quill, look like porcupine spines. They come in different colors and patterns, such as the albino guinea pig with pink eyes and white paws.

Guinea pigs love exploring new things, and they are known for forming strong bonds with their owners.

You can find them in many different countries, including China, India, Guinea, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Where They Live

Guinea pigs are cute, cuddly creatures that people keep as pets. They live in burrows that they dig with their tiny front paws. They use these holes and tunnels to shelter themselves from predators.

Where They Live

Food

Guinea pig food is any food that you give to supplement their diet. The ingredients are grains and pellets, which contain high levels of protein, phosphates, and fiber.

The guinea pig diet is composed mainly of hay, vegetables, and fruits like apples or bananas. Guinea pigs are prone to obesity when given too much food that is high in fat content.

Defense Technique

The defense of the Guinea pig is a part of its behavior and survival strategies. The defense technique is “freezing.” This defense mechanism allows the guinea pig to freeze and become motionless when it faces danger. The second defense mechanism is called “flight.” Guinea pigs can quickly move backward or sideways to escape predators while running on all fours or flying in the air. When facing danger, they can also release an alarm scent from their anal glands, which will act as a warning signal for other group members to come and help them out.

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  1. “…they do not have any natural predators.”
    AND
    “Guinea pigs can quickly move backward or sideways to escape predators ”

    Saaayyy WHAT? ( I mean, don’t hawks, coyotes,snakes or wild cats eat them?)

    cheers,
    David Arnson

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