Guinea Pigs Trivia Quiz

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Do you know about guinea pigs? If so, can you score more than 80% marks in this guinea pigs trivia quiz? Take up the challenge now, and prove it to us. They're also known by another name, cavy (or domestic cavy), and are one of the most common pets due to their size and cuteness. Guinea pigs belong to the rodent family. In this quiz, we've asked some questions related to them. Let's see how easily you finish up this quiz. All the best, buddy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    If a guinea pig has 14 toes, then how many toes do 2 guinea pigs have?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      28

    • D.

      Too many numbers!!!

    Correct Answer
    C. 28
    Explanation
    If a guinea pig has 14 toes, then two guinea pigs would have twice as many toes, which is 28.

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  • 2. 

    Which one of these are correct regarding guinea pigs?

    • A.

      They have 4 toes at the front and 3 at the back.

    • B.

      Males are often nicer than females.

    • C.

      They don't like straw.

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. They have 4 toes at the front and 3 at the back.
    Explanation
    Guinea pigs are small rodents that exhibit a specific toe configuration which is characteristic of their species. They possess four toes on each of their front feet and three toes on each of their back feet. This toe arrangement is consistent among guinea pigs and is a distinct anatomical feature that helps in their identification and understanding of their physiology.
    This specific configuration of toes plays a role in their mobility and ability to handle different substrates in their environment, although they are not particularly agile climbers. Understanding and observing such anatomical details are essential for proper care and management of guinea pigs, especially in ensuring their habitat is safe and suitable for their physical capabilities.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of these is not a guinea pig breed?

    • A.

      Peruvian

    • B.

      Syrian

    • C.

      Texel

    • D.

      Abyssinian

    Correct Answer
    B. Syrian
    Explanation
    The Syrian is not a guinea pig breed. The Peruvian, Texel, and Abyssinian are all recognized guinea pig breeds. The Syrian, also known as the Teddy or the American guinea pig, is actually a different species called Cavia porcellus. While they may look similar to guinea pigs, they have distinct characteristics and behaviors that set them apart.

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  • 4. 

    Where do guinea pigs come from?

    • A.

      North America

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      Europe

    • D.

      Asia

    Correct Answer
    B. South America
    Explanation
    Guinea pigs originate from South America. They were domesticated by the indigenous people of the Andes region, particularly Peru and Bolivia, thousands of years ago. Guinea pigs were an important source of food and were also used in religious ceremonies. They were later introduced to Europe by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Today, guinea pigs are popular pets worldwide due to their docile nature and ease of care.

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  • 5. 

    Guinea pigs are

    • A.

      Herbivores

    • B.

      Carnivores

    • C.

      Omnivores

    • D.

      Decomposers

    Correct Answer
    A. Herbivores
    Explanation
    Guinea pigs are herbivores because they primarily consume plant-based foods such as grass, hay, and vegetables. They have a digestive system that is adapted to break down and extract nutrients from plant material. Unlike carnivores, they do not eat meat or other animal products. Similarly, they are not decomposers, which are organisms that break down dead organic matter. Guinea pigs' diet consists solely of plant matter, making them herbivores.

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  • 6. 

    What family do guinea pigs belong to?

    • A.

      Rodents

    • B.

      Birds

    • C.

      Marsupials

    • D.

      Pigs

    Correct Answer
    A. Rodents
    Explanation
    Guinea pigs belong to the family of rodents. This is because they share common characteristics with other rodents, such as having sharp incisors that continuously grow, a single pair of constantly growing rootless teeth in the upper jaw, and a similar skeletal structure. Additionally, guinea pigs have a similar reproductive system and behavior as other rodents. Therefore, it is accurate to classify guinea pigs as rodents.

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  • 7. 

    The number of teeth guinea pigs have?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      32

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
    Explanation
    Guinea pigs typically have 20 teeth. They have four incisors at the front of their mouth, which are used for cutting and gnawing, and 16 premolars and molars at the back, which are used for grinding their food. Guinea pigs have continuously growing teeth, so it is important for them to have proper dental care and access to chew toys to prevent overgrowth and dental problems.

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  • 8. 

    How big are guinea pigs?

    • A.

      2 pounds

    • B.

      4 pounds

    • C.

      6 pounds

    • D.

      8 pounds

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 pounds
    Explanation
    Guinea pigs are small rodents that typically weigh around 2 pounds. They are not very large animals and are commonly kept as pets due to their manageable size.

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  • 9. 

    What can guinea pigs not eat?

    • A.

      Spinach

    • B.

      Carrot

    • C.

      Raddish

    • D.

      Iceberg lettuce

    Correct Answer
    D. Iceberg lettuce
    Explanation
    Iceberg lettuce should not be fed to guinea pigs because it has a low nutritional value and high water content. It lacks the necessary vitamins and minerals that guinea pigs need for a balanced diet. Feeding them iceberg lettuce can lead to digestive issues such as diarrhea and bloating. It is important to provide guinea pigs with a diet that includes fresh hay, vegetables, and a limited amount of fruits to ensure their overall health and well-being.

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  • 10. 

    How old years was the oldest recorded guinea pig?

    • A.

      12 years old

    • B.

      13 years old

    • C.

      14 years and 10.5 months old

    • D.

      16 years old

    Correct Answer
    C. 14 years and 10.5 months old
    Explanation
    The oldest recorded guinea pig lived for 14 years and 10.5 months. This means that it lived for a little over 14 years and almost 11 months. Guinea pigs typically have a lifespan of 5-7 years, so this guinea pig lived much longer than average.

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