The guinea pig, native to South America, has long been a popular household pet. Brought to Europe by Spanish conquistadors in the 1600s, the guinea pig is believed to have been domesticated over 3000 years ago by the Incas. These tailless rodents feed primarily on vegetation, seeds, and berries. There are 13 recognized species of guinea pigs, including American satin, Abyssinian satin, Peruvian, silkie, silkie, teddy, teddy satin, texel, coronet and the white-crested, among others. Most domestic guinea pigs fall within the species Cavia porcellus.
- One broken fibula
- Both tibias are broken (the right side is missing parts)
- The right foot has a broken calcaneus
- Skull Length 7cm (2.8in)
- Skull Width 3.8cm (1.5in)
- Skull Height 3.3cm (1.3in)