Guinea Pig care Quiz

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Guinea Pig Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge on caring for your guinea pig and guinea pig health


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the binomial name for the guinea pig?
    • A. 

      Guinea pig

    • B. 

      Cavy

    • C. 

      Cavia porcellus

    • D. 

      Cavidea prcellus

  • 2. 
    Which rodent is related to the guinea pig?
    • A. 

      Rabbit

    • B. 

      Capybara

    • C. 

      Hamster

    • D. 

      Rat

  • 3. 
    How much hay does a guinea pig require daily?
    • A. 

      A handful

    • B. 

      A couple handfuls

    • C. 

      None

    • D. 

      Unlimited ammounts

  • 4. 
    When given unlimited ammounts of hay, how much guinea pig pellets does guinea pig consume in a day?
    • A. 

      1 cups of pellets

    • B. 

      2 cups of pellets

    • C. 

      Unlimited ammounts of pellets

    • D. 

      1/4 cup of pellets

    • E. 

      1/8 cup of pellets

  • 5. 
    Guinea pigs require vitamin c daily to prevent scurvy, how many mgs of vitamin c does an average guinea pig require daily?
    • A. 

      5 mgs

    • B. 

      100 to 150 mgs

    • C. 

      10 to 30 mgs

    • D. 

      40 to 60 mgs

  • 6. 
    What is the ideal square footage of cage space required for one guinea pig?
    • A. 

      2 sq ft

    • B. 

      6.5 sq feet

    • C. 

      4.5 sq ft

    • D. 

      7.5 sq ft

  • 7. 
    Which type of bedding should you avoid?
    • A. 

      Pine/ cedar bedding

    • B. 

      Corncob bedding

    • C. 

      Straw bedding

    • D. 

      Cat litter

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    And female and male guinea pig is referred to as...
    • A. 

      A cow and bull

    • B. 

      And doe and buck

    • C. 

      And sow and boar

    • D. 

      And mare and gelding

  • 9. 
    The average gestation period for a guinea pig is how many days?
    • A. 

      59 to 72 days

    • B. 

      25 to 32 days

    • C. 

      80 to 93 days

    • D. 

      73 to 91 days

  • 10. 
    Guinea pigs reach sexual maturity at how many weeks?
    • A. 

      1 to 2 weeks

    • B. 

      8 weeks

    • C. 

      6 to 6.5 weeks

    • D. 

      3 to 4 weeks

  • 11. 
    What is the most common cause of hair loss in guinea pigs?
    • A. 

      Excessive grooming

    • B. 

      Mites

    • C. 

      Fleas

    • D. 

      Fungus

    • E. 

      Dandruff

  • 12. 
    What is the normal rectal temperature of a healthy guinea pig?
    • A. 

      103 f

    • B. 

      98 f

    • C. 

      105 f

    • D. 

      100 f

  • 13. 
    How often should you trim your guinea pigs nails?
    • A. 

      Every 2 weeks

    • B. 

      Once a year

    • C. 

      Once a month

    • D. 

      Twice a year

  • 14. 
    Which vegetable should you never give your guinea pig?
    • A. 

      Carrots

    • B. 

      Cuccumber

    • C. 

      Romaine lettuce

    • D. 

      Green pepper

    • E. 

      Celery

    • F. 

      Iceberg lettuce

  • 15. 
    True or false: guinea pigs prefer to live alone
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which plant is poisonous to guinea pigs?
    • A. 

      Parsley

    • B. 

      Ragwort

    • C. 

      Dandelion

    • D. 

      Crab grass

  • 17. 
    True or false: adding vitamin c drops to your guinea pigs water is a good supplement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    How many cups of fresh vegetables does a guinea pig need per day?
    • A. 

      1/2 cup

    • B. 

      1 cup

    • C. 

      2 cups

    • D. 

      As many cups as it can eat

  • 19. 
    True or false: milk is a good calcium supplement for guinea pigs?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Which rodent makes a good alternative companion for your guinea pig?
    • A. 

      Hamster

    • B. 

      Rabbit

    • C. 

      Rat

    • D. 

      None of the above

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