Here are some fun guinea pig world records:
- We previously said that the the longest living guinea pig lived 14 years, 10.5 months. That guinea pig's name was Snowball. We have subsequently learned that there was a guinea pig named Sweetie, who claimed to have lived from October 1996 to July 2014-- a total of 18 years! We don't know if this record has been Guiness-verified, though.
- The long jump record for guinea pigs (as of 2012) was 18.9 inches, held by Truffles:
Here's his award:
Good job, Truffles! (image source)
- We found a video which seemed to show an even longer guinea pig jump in 2015, although we're unsure if it's Guiness-verified. In this video, Piglet jumps 66 cm (about 26 inches):
- As of 2012, the highest jump by a guinea pig was 7.8 inches (20 cm).
- The fastest 10 meter run by a guinea pig was 8.81 seconds by Flash in 2009.
I wonder if there are any awards that we would qualify for. I don't think either of us can outrun or out-jump these piggies. Maybe if there was a "longest-running awesome blog written by guinea pigs" category?