How Long Do Guinea Pigs Live?

Before deciding to take care of a guinea pig, it is good to know how long they live. The average lifespan of guinea pigs kept in captivity is 4-8 years [1]. As an interesting fact, the maximum recorded age of a guinea pig was 14 years.

Source:

[1] Kazimierz Kowalski (scientific editor), Adam Krzanowski, Henryk Kubiak, G. Rzebik-Kowalska, L. Sych: “Mały słownik zoologiczny: Ssaki” (Small zoological dictionary: Mammals). 4th edition. Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, 1991. ISBN 83-214-0637-8.


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