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 Guinea Pig lifespan

How long are guinea pigs supposed to live? I’ve had mine for four and a half years. So how much longer does the average guinea pig live.



09/06/11  08:58pm

 #2235955


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  Message To: Baja   In reference to Message Id: 2235885


 Guinea Pig lifespan

4 to 8 years, 5.5 on average - found via 5 second google search. I have never owned a guinea pig so I don’t have any personal knowledge of their lifespan.



09/07/11  11:07am

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  Message To: KaleidoRats   In reference to Message Id: 2235955


 Guinea Pig lifespan

Do longhair guinea pigs live longer? I was just curious because I’ve never met anyone that had a longhair guinea pig.



09/07/11  09:04pm

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  Message To: Baja   In reference to Message Id: 2236042


 Guinea Pig lifespan

I’ve never heard of the hairstyle of any animal affecting its lifespan.



09/09/11  10:19pm

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  Message To: KaleidoRats   In reference to Message Id: 2236275


 Guinea Pig lifespan

Well I was just wondering because some breeds of dogs live longer than others so I thought that it might be the same for guinea pigs.



09/10/11  02:26pm

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  Message To: Baja   In reference to Message Id: 2236367


 Guinea Pig lifespan

Long and short haired guinea pigs are the same breed with different coat types. If you use humans as an example it’s like one person having short hair and another having long hair.



09/10/11  09:31pm

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  Message To: KaleidoRats   In reference to Message Id: 2236457


 Guinea Pig lifespan

yeah 4-8 years is the common lifespan of a guinea pig. i had 2 guinea pigs. one was my sisters and one was mine. Tim(Girl) and Pnut(girl. mine). she lived about 5 years and when she died i was so heartbroken! :’( i miss her a lot but i am going to be getting rats so i feel better. this is Pnut



09/11/11  02:04pm

 #2236551


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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2236518


 Guinea Pig lifespan

Oh I’m sorry. Mine is getting close to 5 she was born in February of 2007 I think because I got her in April of 2007 at Petsmart.



09/11/11  07:17pm

 #2236610


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  Message To: Baja   In reference to Message Id: 2236551


 Guinea Pig lifespan

Yeah most pet stores get their animals in as babies and don’t keep them much longer than a year. They try to move them in the first 2 or 3 months because adult animals aren’t considered cute.



09/11/11  10:56pm

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  Message To: KaleidoRats   In reference to Message Id: 2236610


 Guinea Pig lifespan

Yeah I feel pretty bad for some of those animals that never even really get to have a life. I was very lucky I got two great and healthy guinea pigs. I had one before I got Snickers for like two days but I returned her because she was sick.



09/12/11  08:55pm

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  Message To: Baja   In reference to Message Id: 2236551


 Guinea Pig lifespan

thnx Baja. yeah she was a good guinea pig



09/19/11  07:48pm


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