Guinea Pig's Behavior
Guinea pigs can easily remember the paths
to food for months, but
they are not fast moving animals. They can jump small obstacles but they
are poor climbers. They startle extremely and and sometimes will stay in
place or run for cover if they sense danger. They can swim very well and
if they get excited they perform repeatedly little hops in the air just
like having a war dance.
Guinea pigs have a life span of 4-5 years, but they can live as long
as 8 years of more. According to the Guinness book of world record, in
2006 the longest living guinea pig survived 14 years and 10 months.
Like many rodents, guinea pigs are sociable animals. They have a
wider range of vision (about 340) and can see in partial color, but
their sight is not as good as human. Their sense of hearing, smell and
touch is well developed. Their primary means of
member is through vocalisation.
Some sounds includes:
- Wheek - also known as a Whistle.
- Bubbling or Purring
- Chutting and Whining
- Squealing or Shrieking