Brazilian guinea pig

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Original source: selbst fotografiert von Petra Karstedt mit einer Canon EOS 300D
Author: Petra Karstedt (= PetraK;

Brazilian guinea pig

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Caviidae
Subfamily : Caviinae
Species : Cavia aperea


The Brazilian guinea pig is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Brazilian guinea pig
A young / baby of a Brazilian guinea pig is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A Brazilian guinea pig group is called a 'herd'.
Some facts about the
Brazilian guinea pig

Adult weight : 0.341 kg (0.7502 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 6 years

Female maturity :74 days

Male maturity : 77 days

Gestation : 63 days

Weaning : 17 days

Litter size : 3

Weight at birth : 0.06 kg (0.132 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.171 kg (0.3762 lbs)

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Facts about the Brazilian guinea pig

A subspecies of Cavia aperea is considered the evolutionary ancestor of the guinea pig.

De Aperea (Cavia Aperea) is in Zuid- Amerika de meest verbreide soort, die in het noorden ,westenen het zuid-oostenvan dit werelddeel voorkomt.

Cavia aperea is common and abundant, but difficult to capture. (Full text)

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