How long do guinea pigs live?

It’s impossible to predict the lifespan of your guinea pig but generally they live for between 4 – 6 years. As with all animals, genetics and environment play a big part in their life span. It goes without saying that if piggies have the very best of care it increases the chances of living until a ripe old age. Here at the rescue we frequently hear from people who have a piggie over 8 yrs old, we also sadly hear from people who have bought babies only for them to have died within the first year. Think of them as living for 4 years and then make the most of every day you have them after that.

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