Cavy Facts

* Guinea Pigs have teeth called incisors that never stop growing!

* The three main breeds of Guinea Pigs are: American (Short glossy hair), Abyssinian (Short, cowlicked hair with "rosettes"), and Peruvian (Long glossy hair that can grow up to twenty inches)

*Guinea Pigs are herd animals

*The proper name for a Guinea Pig is Cavy

*Guinea Pigs are one of the few animals that are born with eyesight, fur, and sense of smell.

*Male Guinea Pigs are called "Boar's" and Female Guinea Pigs are called "Sow's"

*Guinea Pigs are neither diurnal or nocturnal, instead they take naps throughout the day and night