Sunday, August 14, 2016

Celebrities with Guinea Pigs

Humans are obsessed with famous people. They have entire magazines and TV channels about them. Even though celebrities aren't usually that interesting to us guinea pigs, we figured it might be fun to do something nice for the humans and do on a post on celebrities. But since this is a guinea pig blog, we're only going to talk about famous humans with guinea pigs.

Have you ever wondered which famous humans have had guinea pigs as pets? We found out that there were a few:
  • Lady Diana Spencer, princess of Wales, had a guinea pig named Peanuts when she was younger (about 11 years old). Here's a picture of her with Peanuts from 1972:

Source: The Royal Post.

Source: Popcrunch.
  • Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, had a guinea pig named Olga:
Source: The Telegraph.
  • Kermit Roosevelt, son of president Theodore Roosevelt, holds a guinea pig in this family portrait. Regarding guinea pigs, Theodore Roosevelt has said: "their highly unemotional nature fits them for companionship with adoring but over-enthusiastic young masters and mistresses."
Source: NPS.
Do you know of any other famous humans who had pet guinea pigs? If so, let us know in the comments!


  1. Queen Elizabeth 1st. of England ( 1533-1603 )had a pet guinea pig. Our ancestors must have been quite a novelty in those far off days when we were first brought back from South America.

  2. So cool to find out that information