Where Cavies come first.

Welcome to our Web Site! Make yourself comfortable and enjoy. Inside you will find out more about us and our Caviary. Please sign our guest book and/or contact us via email if you have any questions. We are happy to help with any Cavy concern you have and if we can not help you we can send your question along to someone who can.

You can find your way through our site by clicking on the icons/text to the left hand side. They will guide you through all the pages on our site.

You will also notice sounds on each of our pages. You'll need to turn up your sound volume high to hear some of them. These are the different sounds you would hear if you were to visit our Caviary!

What is a Cavy??

Guinea pig is the common name for the Cavy.  Cavy is short for the species name Cavia Porcellus.  Under the family name of Caviidae, guinea pigs are described as South American rodents with no visible tail, a single pair of mammae, four toes on each front foot, and three toes on each back foot.  The Guinea pig neither comes from Guinea nor is a pig.  The most accepted explanation for the name is that the animals grunt and squeal like a pig and were sold by British sailors in the 1600's for a guinea, an old English coin.  Guinea Pigs weigh from 2 to 4 pounds and with good care can live 8 to 10 years. Guinea pigs are herbivorous, meaning they eat only grasses, vegetables and fruit.  They are sociable animals so it is best they do not live alone. They do very well in pairs and trios.

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Pitt Meadows
British Columbia
Canada

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