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 domestic cavy or simply 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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- 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 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 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!.
- 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.
- Advice BeanMakers www
Advice on care, BeanMakers, pictures, and noises. BeanMakers.
- Includes Guinea Pig Info www
Includes forums and a directory of websites. Guinea Pig Info.
- Information Small Animal Advice www
Information on the care of guinea pigs and other small mammals. Small Animal Advice.
- 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.
- Care Seagull's Guinea Pig Compendium www
Care guide, Guinea Pig Compendium, general articles, links, and vet finder. Seagull's Guinea Pig Compendium.
- Site Guinea Pigs Club www
Site featuring information about guinea pig varieties, Pigs Club, feeding, housing, general care and handling. Guinea Pigs Club.
- 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.
- About Porkchop's Piggy Palace www
About our guinea pigs with pictures, Piggy Palace, links, and helpful information. Porkchop's Piggy Palace.
- A Guinea Lynx: Guinea Pig Care Guide www
A medical guide for the care of guinea pigs. Guinea Lynx: Guinea Pig Care Guide.
- 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 The Guinea Pig Website www
Information on basic care for a new Guinea Pig owners with lots of photos. The Guinea Pig Website.
- Message Cavies Galore www
Message boards, Galore, games, polls, and a cavy FAQ. Cavies Galore.
- Pictures Meet the Guinea Pigs at The Sanctuary www
Pictures and care information about Guinea Pigs. Meet the Guinea Pigs at The Sanctuary.
- Contains Cavy Corner www
Contains photographs and care advice. Cavy Corner.
- 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.
- Links, Cavy Shack www
Links, Shack, poll, care guide, and pictures. Cavy Shack.
- Learn Guineapigzworld www
Learn how to look after your guinea pig, Guineapigzworld, chat, read animal jokes and view a photo gallery. Guineapigzworld.
- 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.
- Information Guinea Pigs www
Information on the guinea pig, Pigs, its history, the types, and related links. Guinea Pigs.
- 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.
- A Guinea Pigs 101 www
A collection of information regarding guinea pig basics and care. Guinea Pigs 101.
- Breeder No Sacrifice Caviary www
Breeder of Teddy, Sacrifice Caviary, American, and Skinny guinea pigs. Located in Fort Worth, Texas. No Sacrifice Caviary.
- Raising Jordan Hollow Cavies www
Raising Show and Pet Cavies in the Smooth Coat and Self Crested breeds. Jordan Hollow Cavies.
- 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.
- Guinea Guinea Pigs World www
Guinea pig community featuring info, Pigs World, discussion, photos and games. Guinea Pigs World.
- Singapore Cavy Galaxy www
Singapore guinea pig forum - Chat about your pig, Galaxy, share photos and meet new pig lovers. Cavy Galaxy.
- Personal The Crazy Cavy www
Personal experiences with guinea pigs, Crazy Cavy, recipes and photo gallery. The Crazy Cavy.
- Information Jackie's Guinea Piggies www
Information on Guinea Pig care, Guinea Piggies, rescues, art work, animations, piggy links. Jackie's Guinea Piggies.
- Australian Northern Rivers Guinea Pig Sanctuary www
Australian guinea pig sanctuary located in NSW. Northern Rivers Guinea Pig Sanctuary.
- Rescue The Critter Corral www
Rescue located in Steger, Critter Corral, Illinois with photos and descriptions of available cavies. Senior and special needs guinea pigs sponsor information and sale of cavy sleeping bags. The Critter Corral.
- Compilation NetVet - Rodents www
Compilation of resources. NetVet - Rodents.
- An HAMSTERster www
An online community for hamsters and gerbils. HAMSTERster.
- Alexa: Guinea Pigs Rodents
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Guinea Pigs Rodents
- DMOZ: Guinea Pigs Rodents
dmoz.org Directory: Guinea Pigs Rodents