WHAT IS A GUINEA PIG?
Guinea pigs are small rodents that originated in South America, where they are commonly known as a cavy. There are three main breeds:
- English or common (short, straight, and fine hair)
- Abyssinian (rough, wiry hair in rosettes or whorls), and
- Peruvian (long, straight, and silky hair), although various crossbreeds exist.
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