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What is the healthy weight for a guinea pig?

User
July 10, 2015

My guinea pig weighs about two pounds. She seems small. What should she weigh?

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User in Marietta, TX
July 10, 2015

Not every guinea pig is the same. According to veterinary reference books female adult guinea pigs should weigh 700 to 900 grams and male guinea pigs should weigh 900 to 1200 grams. Hope this helps!

Lauren in Yeso, NM
Aug. 21, 2018

This is incorrect. It depends what breed your guinea pig is. That will determine what weight it should be. (For example) A standard might need to be around 1200 grams while a Californian might need to be around 1500 grams.

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User in Brooklyn, NY
July 25, 2015

One pound is the accurate weight for a guinea pig if she is an adult, anything higher then that you should be pretty alert.

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User in Lexington, KY
July 25, 2015

A guinea pig should weigh about 2 lbs & not much more.

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User in Tomball, TX
Aug. 26, 2015

Two ozs. or 2 lbs...if you have a alb guinea pig you better put her on a diet or she is pregnant.

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A guinea pig is an "adult" when it reaches 2 pounds in weight or 6 months in age, whichever comes first is the determiner. An average guinea pig is 1.5-2.6 pounds. Your guinea pig's weight depends mostly on maturity.

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