Plus 14 Other Fun Facts About Guinea Pigs
Guinea pigs are loyal and loveable creatures, often with quite amusing personalities. While they are not pigs nor from Guinea, these domesticated creatures have been bred to be a delightful pet to own.
No, guinea pigs do not have tails. They do have seven bones that are technically tailbones, but just like humans, these bones do not form an external tail.
Guinea pigs have four toes on their front feet and only three on each of their hind feet. This lack of toes makes it difficult to climb or scale anything more than a few degrees in angle.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Truffles, the guinea pig, leaped 18.89 inches. As he flew over the gap on April 6, 2012, he beat his two previous records made in February and March of the same year.
When born, guinea pigs can immediately walk around. Within just a few hours of birth, these fantastic creatures can run!