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 guinea pig or domestic guinea pig, also known as cavy or domestic 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 and studies based on biochemistry and hybridization suggest they are domestic, not wild, descendants of a closely related species of cavy such as C. tschudii.
- 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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- About Porkchop's Piggy Palace www
About our guinea pigs with pictures, Piggy Palace, links, and helpful information. Porkchop's Piggy Palace.
- Information Small Animal Advice www
Information on the care of guinea pigs and other small mammals. Small Animal Advice.
- Contains Cavy Corner www
Contains photographs and care advice. Cavy Corner.
- Message Cavies Galore www
Message boards, Galore, games, polls, and a cavy FAQ. Cavies Galore.
- Site Guinea Pigs Club www
Site featuring information about guinea pig varieties, Pigs Club, feeding, housing, general care and handling. Guinea Pigs Club.
- Learn Guineapigzworld www
Learn how to look after your guinea pig, Guineapigzworld, chat, read animal jokes and view a photo gallery. Guineapigzworld.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Guinea Pigs 101 www
A collection of information regarding guinea pig basics and care. Guinea Pigs 101.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Includes Guinea Pig Info www
Includes forums and a directory of websites. Guinea Pig Info.
- Information Guinea Pigs www
Information on the guinea pig, Pigs, its history, the types, and related links. Guinea Pigs.
- Advice BeanMakers www
Advice on care, BeanMakers, pictures, and noises. BeanMakers.
- Care Seagull's Guinea Pig Compendium www
Care guide, Guinea Pig Compendium, general articles, links, and vet finder. Seagull's Guinea Pig Compendium.
- 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!.
- 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.
- Information Cavy Cages www
Information about cages and accessories, Cages, including suppliers. Cavy Cages.
- Information Greg's Guinea Pig Advice www
Information about care, Guinea Pig Advice, feeding, exercise, habitat, and health. Greg's Guinea Pig Advice.
- A Guinea Lynx: Guinea Pig Care Guide www
A medical guide for the care of guinea pigs. Guinea Lynx: Guinea Pig Care Guide.
- Information The Guinea Pig Website www
Information on basic care for a new Guinea Pig owners with lots of photos. The Guinea Pig Website.
- Links, Cavy Shack www
Links, Shack, poll, care guide, and pictures. Cavy Shack.
- Pictures Meet the Guinea Pigs at The Sanctuary www
Pictures and care information about Guinea Pigs. Meet the Guinea Pigs at The Sanctuary.
- 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.
- 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.
- Raising Our Cavies www
Raising American Cavies in Agouti colors, Cavies, other breeds may occasionally be available. Located in BC, Canada Our Cavies.
- Provides Cavy Breeders UK www
Provides contact details of cavy breeders in the UK organised by breed. Cavy Breeders UK.
- 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.
- 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.
- Provides Piggy Lovers Unite www
Provides a forum. Lovers Unite. Topics include nutrition, health/emergency, playtimes/cage-questions, and loss help. Piggy Lovers Unite.
- Forum Cuddlycavies www
Forum featuring a variety of information and stories about guinea pigs. Cuddlycavies.
- Meet ScuttlerNet www
Meet Lilith and Tallulah, ScuttlerNet, two entirely cute animals, and get some hints about recognizing and successfully treating ringworm in cavies. ScuttlerNet.
- Information Jackie's Guinea Piggies www
Information on Guinea Pig care, Guinea Piggies, rescues, art work, animations, piggy links. Jackie's Guinea Piggies.
- Rescues Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue www
Rescues guinea pigs from shelters and houses the animals until an appropriate home can be found. Guinea Pig Rescue. Features available pet photos and a wish list. Located in Florence, New Jersey. Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue.
- Non-profit North Star Rescue www
Non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of guinea pigs in the California Bay area. Star Rescue. Site features events, available animals and care information. North Star Rescue.
- Webring Degus and Chinchillas Ring www
Webring for sites about degus or chinchillas. Degus and Chinchillas Ring.
- Compilation NetVet - Rodents www
Compilation of resources. NetVet - Rodents.
- Alexa: Guinea Pigs Rodents
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Guinea Pigs Rodents
- DMOZ: Guinea Pigs Rodents
dmoz.org Directory: Guinea Pigs Rodents