dusty the guinea pig

Although guinea pigs cannot jump, they like to "popcorn." Popcorning occurs when guinea pigs get excited. They often jump about a few inches in the air. They also run around in circles. They have about 340° wide range of vision and see in partial color (this is called dichromacy). When confronting danger from predators, larger groups of startled guinea pigs will “stampede“, running in haphazard directions as a means of confusing their enemy.

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  • Likes to Eat: Vegetables, fruit and salad
  • Age: 2
  • Did You Know?: Unlike most rodents, guinea pigs are born with their eyes open and a full coat of fur.