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Q: what is a guinea pig's life span?

March 8, 2009 | By Teresa B. | 18 answers | Expired: 1857 days ago

Teresa B.

I got my children a guinea pig and I was wondering how long it will live.

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jamey m.
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Mar 08, 2009

i researched this and founed 4-7 years hope I helped!

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kathi j.
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Mar 08, 2009

That's a very responsible question to ask before making the purchase. Mine lived 5 years, but before I got Rusty for my class, I read a book on guinea pig care and made my students learn about them before we made this choice. That way they learned how to be responsible pet owners.

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Catie S.
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Mar 08, 2009

I have found that they live about 3-5, but they can (and usually do) live longer with good care. make sure they have fresh hay (make sure there is no alfalfa for adult pigs), food, water, and not too many treats, along with lots of excersize and they should live a long and happy life.

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