Despite their name, guinea pigs are not at all related to pigs, nor are they endemic to Guinea. Guinea pigs are rodents and members of the Caviidae family, and are not found in the wild. Instead, they are domesticated and bred to be household pets.
Like many rodent species, guinea pigs are remarkably smart andhave long memories. In fact, guinea pigs can learn and remembercomplex paths, such as mazes, after a short amount of time. Aspets, guinea pigs tend to be somewhat shy and they frighten easily.However, if handled commonly they became very amicable and lovingtowards their owners. Pick up your own guinea pig figurinetoday!