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

March 8, 2009 | By Teresa B. | 18 answers | Expired: 2004 days ago

Teresa B.

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

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LuAnne R.
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Mar 09, 2009

We had one for several years, just watch his/her diet well and it will have a long life.

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Tawnee D.
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Mar 09, 2009

I agree with the folks that have said 5-8 years.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mar 08, 2009

Dear Teresa,
I once owned a guinea pig and it was like the cutest pet ever.

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Faye F.
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Mar 08, 2009

I had one who lived over 12 years. Well past the 6 year mark. However all the others i had died at about 6-7 years. She even lived longer then her daughter who died of old age. I got her when she was 2 days old and I was 10. She died when I was 22 years old.

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Chicabonita76
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Mar 08, 2009

I had a guinea pig and she lived to be about 6 and a half years. The only reason she died was because her front teeth grew too long. So be sure to provide items for it to chew on because once they get too long there is nothing you can do and it will starve. My guinea pig was the best. They are such intelligent animals and are fairly easy to take care of and they very rarely bite.

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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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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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Peggy W.
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Mar 08, 2009

The life span of a guinea pig is relatively short (usually 4 to 6 years but some can live a few years longer with proper care and handling).

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Tony C.
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Mar 08, 2009

4-7 years

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deb a.
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Mar 08, 2009

cavies have a very short lif span usually 4 to6 years, I have had 2 different ones live to the age of 10 and 11 so like people you just never know

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