Guinea Pigs, also known as 'Cavies', are full of personality and are popular as pets. Some scientists are debating if Guinea Pigs are really rodents and perhaps have been misclassified. Sites about the keeping and breeding of guinea pigs as pets. Sites covering guinea pigs and other rodents are listed in Recreation:Pets:Rodents. Guinea Pigs Rodents Pets Recreation.
The guinea pig ( Cavia porcellus ), also called the cavy or domestic guinea pig, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia . (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: The domestic guinea pig or simply guinea pig, also known as cavy, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia. Despite their common name, these animals are not in the pig family Suidae, nor do they come from Guinea in Africa. They originated in the Andes of South America; studies based on biochemistry and hybridization suggest they are domestic descendants of a closely related species of cavy such as C. tschudii, and therefore do not exist naturally in the wild.
- Kurloff cell - Kurloff cells are found in the blood and organs of guinea pigs that contain large secretory granules but are of unknown function. They are also found in the capybara. Scientists speculate that these cells along with asparaginase may be what gives the guinea pig cancer resistant properties.
- Peter Gurney - Peter Gurney was an author and campaigner for the rights and welfare of guinea pigs. He was associated with the Cambridge Cavy Trust, founded by Vedra Stanley-Spatcher.
- Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs - Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs was a six-year campaign by British animal rights activists to close a farm in Newchurch, Staffordshire that bred guinea pigs for animal research.
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- A Guinea Lynx: Guinea Pig Care Guide www
A medical guide for the care of guinea pigs. Guinea Lynx: Guinea Pig Care Guide.
- Pictures Meet the Guinea Pigs at The Sanctuary www
Pictures and care information about Guinea Pigs. Meet the Guinea Pigs at The Sanctuary.
- Site Guinea Pigs Club www
Site featuring information about guinea pig varieties, Pigs Club, feeding, housing, general care and handling. Guinea Pigs Club.
- Details North Somerset Cavy Society www
Details of the Cavy club located in North Somerset. Somerset Cavy Society. Information on care, breeding, shows and links. North Somerset Cavy Society.
- Guinea Cavyland www
Guinea pigs by Heather, Cavyland, with links to her other favorite pet as well as links to Carey's sites more generally. Cavyland.
- Contains Cavy Corner www
Contains photographs and care advice. Cavy Corner.
- A Guinea Pigs 101 www
A collection of information regarding guinea pig basics and care. Guinea Pigs 101.
- About Guinea Pigs: All About Them www
About guinea pigs and their needs. Pigs: All About Them. Includes information about housing, diet, breeding, temperament and fun stuff. Guinea Pigs: All About Them.
- Goes Guinea Pig Magik www
Goes over the basic care for children who are first time guinea pig owners as well as introduces topics for more experienced owner. Guinea Pig Magik.
- Short Guinea Pig Quick -Brief www
Short pet feature by Colin Dalziel on why guinea pigs make the ideal family pet. Guinea Pig Quick -Brief.
- About Porkchop's Piggy Palace www
About our guinea pigs with pictures, Piggy Palace, links, and helpful information. Porkchop's Piggy Palace.
- Links, Cavy Shack www
Links, Shack, poll, care guide, and pictures. Cavy Shack.
- General Other Small Pets www
General and health related articles on small pets such as Guinea Pigs, Small Pets, Hamsters, mice, etc. Also rescue and adoption contacts, links and book suggestions. Other Small Pets.
- Information Guinea Pigs www
Information on the guinea pig, Pigs, its history, the types, and related links. Guinea Pigs.
- Information Cavy Cages www
Information about cages and accessories, Cages, including suppliers. Cavy Cages.
- Guinea When is a Pig NOT a Pig? When it is a Guinea Pig! www
Guinea Pigs as pets care instruction and discussion. a Pig NOT a Pig? When it is a Guinea Pig!. When is a Pig NOT a Pig? When it is a Guinea Pig!.
- Includes All About Guinea Pigs www
Includes information on types of guinea pigs, About Guinea Pigs, buying a guinea pig and guinea pig care. All About Guinea Pigs.
- Information Greg's Guinea Pig Advice www
Information about care, Guinea Pig Advice, feeding, exercise, habitat, and health. Greg's Guinea Pig Advice.
- Care Seagull's Guinea Pig Compendium www
Care guide, Guinea Pig Compendium, general articles, links, and vet finder. Seagull's Guinea Pig Compendium.
- Advice BeanMakers www
Advice on care, BeanMakers, pictures, and noises. BeanMakers.
- Message Cavies Galore www
Message boards, Galore, games, polls, and a cavy FAQ. Cavies Galore.
- Information Small Animal Advice www
Information on the care of guinea pigs and other small mammals. Small Animal Advice.
- A History of the Guinea Pig www
A summary of scientific knowledge, the Guinea Pig, including taxonomy, history of domestication, and traditional husbandry practices in the Andean region of South America. History of the Guinea Pig.
- Includes Guinea Pig Info www
Includes forums and a directory of websites. Guinea Pig Info.
- Learn Guineapigzworld www
Learn how to look after your guinea pig, Guineapigzworld, chat, read animal jokes and view a photo gallery. Guineapigzworld.
- Information The Guinea Pig Website www
Information on basic care for a new Guinea Pig owners with lots of photos. The Guinea Pig Website.
- Sydney, Malibu Pigshed www
Sydney, Pigshed, Australia. Show results, photos and breed information Malibu Pigshed.
- Located Cavia Bella www
Located in California. Bella. Breeders of American and American Satin cavies. Cavia Bella.
- Introduction, Northern Cavy Fanciers www
Introduction, Cavy Fanciers, explanation of terms used by fanciers, news, souvenirs, show results and local clubs directory. Northern Cavy Fanciers.
- Facts Rabbit and Guinea Pig Welfare Fund www
Facts and basic advice, and Guinea Pig Welfare Fund, news and Guinea pig of the week. Based in Rugby. Rabbit and Guinea Pig Welfare Fund.
- Rescue The Pigloo Forums www
Rescue based forum discussing health, Pigloo Forums, housing, placement and related subjects. The Pigloo Forums.
- A Central California Cavy Breeders Forum www
A place for breeders, California Cavy Breeders Forum, 4H members or anyone else interested in cavys to get together to discuss cavies, talk about upcoming shows, join clubs, get transports, or just ask for help. Central California Cavy Breeders Forum.
- Singaporean Cyber Piggies www
Singaporean cavy owner, Piggies, with information about his pigs and advice about health and supplies. Cyber Piggies.
- Care, Guinea Pig Galore www
Care, Pig Galore, breeding, links, and pictures. Guinea Pig Galore.
- Rescue Wee Companions www
Rescue and adoption center in San Diego, Companions, California specializing in guinea pigs, bunnies, and rats. Includes photo gallery. Wee Companions.
- Organization Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue www
Organization located in Chatsworth, Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue, California. Lists adoptable animals and general care information. Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue.
- An HAMSTERster www
An online community for hamsters and gerbils. HAMSTERster.
- Webring Degus and Chinchillas Ring www
Webring for sites about degus or chinchillas. Degus and Chinchillas Ring.
- Alexa: Guinea Pigs Rodents
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Guinea Pigs Rodents
- DMOZ: Guinea Pigs Rodents
dmoz.org Directory: Guinea Pigs Rodents