Guinea pigs (cavies) have excellent disposition. They are gentle and rarely bite. Several varieties make good classroom animals. The English (or Bolivian) type has short hair. The Abyssinian type has a short rough coat. The Peruvian guinea pig has shaggy hair which requires brushing each day.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1983 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Science Notes - Guinea Pigs,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 20
, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol20/iss2/21