The guinea pig, also known as the "cavy," is a small rodent species native to South America. They are known for their social nature, often forming groups for safety and companionship. Guinea pigs are herbivores, primarily feeding on grasses, leaves, and other plant materials. In some regions, they are considered pests due to their habit of feeding on crops. However, these animals remain important components of their ecosystems, contributing to nutrient cycling and providing sustenance for various predators.
- One-of-a-kind real disarticulated guinea pig skeleton
- This specimen has one broken fibula and one broken tibia
- The right front paw is missing one distal phalange
- The front incisor teeth are asymmetrical
- Skull Length 6.8 cm (2.7 in.)
- Skull Width 3.7 cm (1.5 in.)
- Skull Height 3.5 cm (1.4 in.)