Saturday, April 20, 2013

Guinea Pig Ownership Statistics: How Many People Have Guinea Pigs?

Our humans think we're adorable and awesome, and you probably do, too, if you're reading our blog. But have you ever wondered how many people there are in the world that are smart enough to own a guinea pig? Unfortunately, a lot of the surveys out there lump us together with other "small mammals" or "other pets," but here's what we know about how popular guinea pigs are:
Also, although we haven't been able to find any statistics from these countries, a small but notable amount of traffic to this blog comes from Brazil, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and South Africa. If you know of any guinea pig statistics we missed, please let us know!

Tell those millions of guinea pigs out there to get their own food! They can't have ours!


  1. Imagine the power if they unionized

  2. Replies
    1. totally; they would have to have a guinea pig park instead of a dog park :) just one big place for all the pigs to have floor time.

    2. There is something called a Pignic which is pretty much a guinea pig park. :)

  3. I'm thinking about getting a rabbit or hamster sometime, would other small animals get along with piggies? Could they play together?

    1. I wouldn't. Hamsters can very territorial, and can bite pretty hard. Also, do you remember Flower? Flower lives with a bunny at the Long Branch Nature Center, and one time the humans saw Flower having floor time with the bunny. The bunny got violent and started attacking Flower, and they had to be separated.

    2. Well, I have a hamster and a guinea pig. My hamster is super sweet and doesn't bite at all, but I keep them separate. If you're going to get a hamster or a rabbit, you'll have to keep it separate from your guinea pig(s) but it could still be a lot of fun!