Guinea pigs were originally found in the mountains of South America, but became domesticated some 7,000 years ago. Some breeds you can see here on the farm are; American Crested, Peruvian, Rex and Self Beige. They are very friendly and social rodents that are great for families with young children. They typically live from 4-6 years, they love attention, and will live happily with rabbits. They can have litters of up to 6 pups, but 3 is average. When pregnant they can suffer with a little hair loss this is normal so please do not worry.