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Guinea pig

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Scientific Name
Cavia porcellus
Order
Rodentia
Family
Caviidae
Breeds
English, Abyssinian, Peruvian
Stocks
Duncan-Hartley
Strains
Strain 2, Strain 13
Avg. Weight
500-800g
Lifespan
4-6 years
Puberty at:
2-3 months
Estrous cycle
16-18 days
Estrus
6-11 hours
Postpartum estrus
2-10 hours post parturition
Gestation
60-65 days
Litter size
2-4
Weaning at:
18-24 days
Toes
4 front, 3 back
Liver lobes
6
Dental Formula
2 * (1/1, 0/0, 1/1, 3/3)
I C P M
Lung Lobes
4 right, 3 left
Mammary glands
1 pair (both sexes)
Type of estrous cycle
Nonseasonal, continuously polyestrous
Feed is only good for:
3 months
Temperature
65-79 deg F
Humidity
40-60%
Food required
30-48g/Day
Water required
50-80mL/Day
Needs supplemental
Vitamin C