Area of zoo
Enclosure status
IUCN status
Least Concern
Scientific name
Cavia porcellus

Guinea pigs were domesticated from the related species cavies, they are very social, and like to live in herds. They communicate with each other through cute squeaks, purrs and chirps, and this helps them form their social structures. Guinea pigs like to huddle for warmth and protection, and can't be kept alone. Guinea pigs aren't great climbers, so our village provides the perfect home for them to graze and socialise. 

Guinea pig village

Our guinea pig herd at Hullabazoo have their own village, complete with their own cottages, post office and even pub, The Spotted Pig! 

Guinea pig village at Christmas 

Watch our guinea pigs tuck into their candy cane carrots around the Christmas tree, as they stay cosy inside Ivy Cottage. 

Hullabazoo farm

Make new farmyard friends at our petting zoo, which includes miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, and alpacas.