Guinea Pigs!



Guinea Pig + Cavy Lovers Heaven!
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Yes we love them,
Yes, they're cute and adorable,
Yes, they all make beans!

Welcome to a website all about guinea pigs, cavies, or, their formal latin name...

"beanius makersus"... the bean makers!

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Guinea Pig Giftshop!
Guinea Pig T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Mugs, Mousemats and more!


Did You Know?
Science Bit...
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Rodentia
  • Family: Caviidae
  • Domestic species: Cavia porcellus
    For an online scientific book about guinea pigs, see THE GUINEA PIG: Biology, Care, Identification, Nomenclature, Breeding and Genetics
  • Guinea Pigs...not rodents? This report on a scientific Nature article explains.

Facts Bit...

  • Guinea pigs live wild in areas of South America.
  • The Incas used to farm them for food.
  • Even today you can enjoy fried Guinea pig in South America.
  • Wild Guinea pigs are most active at night.
  • Guinea pigs appeared in Europe in the 1500's.
  • Guinea pigs and humans don't make their own vitamin C, so they must always eat fresh vegetables.
  • In the wild they live in groups of 5-10.
  • A young Guinea pig can run when it is only three hours old!
  • They are often used for medical research. That's where we get the term "Guinea Pig" from to describe somebody who volunteers to take part in a test.
  • Some species of wild Cavy can be as long as three feet!


Quick Tip!

Remember, if you go out for a meal, ask for a "piggy bag" or your guinea pigs will be upset when you return home empty-handed!

Great Value Guinea Pig Books!
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All books are under $10, one is just $2.80!


Baby Guineas!

Here's a link to pictures of baby guinea pigs but I warn you, they're cute!

OK, here's some more baby guineas! OK, one more!. I just had to show you precious!

Useful Articles


Live Pigs!

At OinkerNet there's a GuineaPig Cam!

Guinea Pig Pictures!
So you just want to see piggy pictures! OK!



Guinea Pig Gifts

Gifts + Novelty items about guinea pigs can be hard to find, but we've tracked down a few...

Guinea Pig Gifts + Novelties
Guinea Pig T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Mugs, Mousemats and more!
Keep a piggy friend happy!


Adopt A Piggy?

Visit the Guinea Pig Adoption Network, and see if you can give a homeless piggy a warm place to sleep!

Guinea Pigs Daily Digest!
Are you into pigs in a big way? Then sign up for the free daily digest! Lean more about it in the FAQ then sign up!
Overdose on piggies!


Pop Quiz

How many guinea pig names can you think of?


Visit Cavy Names, to see if they found more than you!

Guinea Pig Noises!
It's difficult to know, without seeing the pigs, what each squeak and purr means, so I've just grouped them as "squeak", "purr" and "annoyed"!
All files are in Wav format.
Squeak 1
Squeak 2
Squeak 3
Squeak 4
Squeak 5
Squeak 6
Squeak 7
Purr 1
Purr 2
Purr 3
Purr 4
Purr 5
Annoyed 1
Noises were taken from the following sites..
OinkerNet, Sammy, Anina Neugebauer, Mike, Caroline, Helen & Olivia's Home Page, Christina's Guinea Pig Page, Dan's Guinea Pigs, Guinea Pig Compendium.
Overdose on piggy noises!

Got A Question?

Post a piggy question or piggy answer on our Guinea Pig Web-Board.

Guinea Pigs NickNames!
How many nicknames do your pigs have?

We have two piggies, Marble and Cocoa. They're nicknames are

Marble: Marble-Barble, Marbleissimo, Mr.Marble, ChubbyChops, HairyButt, ChewyChewbacca
Cocoa: Cocoa-Bean, BeanMachine, BeanMaker (hence this site's name), Beaner, Beanie, Cocoa-Mocha, Cocoa-Mochachino, EatingMachine, LittleCutie

Any Guinea Pigs with 50+ names?!


Guinea Pig Pac-Man

An excellent game! You're a guinea-pig running around a Pac-man type maze!

Download the software!
Download this zip file

Game courtesy of CaviesGalore

Be a Guinea-Pac!