Guinea Pig

Guinea Pig at Wingham Wildlife Park by David Gower


Guinea pigs commonly reach a length of 8 inches to 10 inches (20cm to 25cm) with weights of 700g to 1.2Kg.

Habitat and Distribution

The domestic guinea pig is not found in the wild in its domestic form, and it would unlikely survive if it did due to the colour types and fur variations which have now been bred in to them, which would make them easy targets for predators.