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Guinea Pig Names

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: February 22, 2018
Guinea Pig Names

Guinea pigs are one of the most popular pets in the world, because they are small, cute and relatively easy to care for. However, this does not mean that they do not need attention, because like every living thing, they need more than just food, water and a place to sleep, in order to be happy.

If you are a lover of these little rodents and you are thinking of adopting one very soon, or you just have and don't know what to call them, you are at the right place! In this AnimalWised article we will reveal our favorite guinea pig names - over 100 of them for both male and females! Happy picking!

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Original and beautiful names for guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are very sociable animals, and these mammals are accustomed to live in small groups amongst nature. Therefore, it is not advisable to have a single guinea pig if you want to enjoy a happy animal. In case you want to have more than one, ideally choose two females or two males. This is because, if you live with a guinea pig of each sex, they will most likely breed frequently, resulting in dozens of small guinea pigs.

Now here are our favorite names for guinea pigs, ideal for those individuals with peculiar personalities:

  • Black
  • Bold
  • Brownie
  • Cookie
  • Cake
  • Elvis
  • Whisky
  • Castor
  • Bubble
  • Chili
  • Dartagnan
  • Eddie
  • Garfield
  • Blueberry
  • Buffy
  • Cocktail
  • Chocolate
  • Dumbo
  • Eureka
  • Gipsy
  • Lightning
  • Pal
  • Baby
  • Pellet
  • Carmelo
  • Heart
  • Delicious
  • Lili
  • Xuxu
  • Gin
  • Wolf
  • Brave
Guinea Pig Names - Original and beautiful names for guinea pigs

Names for female guinea pigs

Guinea pigs live between four and eight years if we offer them all their necessary care. A cage with enough space to move freely, at least 120 x 50 x 45 cm according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals, is essential to ensure their happiness. Also, it is essential to verify that the animal always has hay and enjoys fruits and vegetables daily.

Have you adopted a female guinea pig or are you planning to do it too soon? Did you know that females are usually smaller and lighter than males? Their weight usually is around the 700-900 grams and height around 20 cm. On the other hand, males can weigh up to 1200 grams and measure 25 cm.

A little animal as adorable as this, deserves a proper name for herself, don't you think? For this reason, we share a complete list of names for female guinea pigs:

  • Agatha
  • Atila
  • Baby
  • Bianca
  • Camel
  • Dolly
  • Clarice
  • Cruella
  • Star
  • Julie
  • Ladybug
  • Lulu
  • Lola
  • Magoo
  • Maggie
  • Princess
  • Reina
  • Queen
  • Ricarda
  • Rita
  • Rosie
  • Susy
  • Sandy
  • Aunty
  • Daddy
  • Grapes
  • Violet
  • Diana
  • Amie
  • Anabella
  • Angie
  • Chica
  • Dottie
  • Holly
  • Daisy
  • Bella
  • Shadow
  • Chloe
  • Abby
  • Sophie
  • Sasha
  • Boni
  • Choco
  • Coco
Guinea Pig Names - Names for female guinea pigs

Names for male guinea pigs

Despite being sociable animals among themselves, guinea pigs are very timid with the rest. The explanation is very simple, guinea pigs always remain hidden to avoid the arrival of predators. Therefore, those adopted as adults may have difficulties in relating to humans, but with patience and love everything is possible.

Guinea pigs that are accustomed to human contact since babies are usually very affectionate and enjoy caresses and all kinds of attentions. However, this does not mean that they don't need a hiding place to isolate themselves when they need it. Therefore, it is important to place in your home a suitable cage so that your pet can go to it when they want to feel covered, safe and secluded. We know that it can often be frustrating to see how your guinea pig stays hidden for hours. But, if you offer them outings during the day you will see that when you approach them, they will come to greet you with enthusiasm.

The trust of a guinea pig is not something that is easily achieved, since this animal needs to be conquered with patience and time. And nothing is better than applying positive reinforcement techniques, offering small pieces of fruits, vegetables, legumes..., so that they approach voluntarily and relate this to good stimuli.

That being said, have you just adopted a male? Then you will be interested in reviewing this list of names for male guinea pigs!

  • Apolo
  • Bart
  • Beethoven
  • Dingo
  • Bob
  • Dudu
  • Clown
  • Fabio
  • Chipper
  • Fred
  • Matty
  • Mateo
  • Nemo
  • Oreo
  • Oliver
  • Paco
  • Rey
  • Peanut
  • Rocko
  • Rocky
  • Steve
  • Piglet
  • Coby
  • Charlie
  • Chopo
  • Cooper
  • Fire
  • Chico
  • Bobby
  • Whiskers
  • Blade
  • Angel
  • Duke
  • Gizmo
  • Jake
  • Homer
Guinea Pig Names - Names for male guinea pigs

Have you found a name for your guinea pig?

If you still don't know what name to choose for your guinea pig, you can be inspired by their physical appearance and play with those features. For example, if your guinea pig has a lot of hair, "Slash" can be a funny name, and if they have orange fur, "Carrot" is a good choice.

And if you have a name in mind that we have not included in our list of names for guinea pigs, leave your comment and we will gladly add it!

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Shelley Folka
We have 4 guinea pigs, Penelope, Finley, Princess and Chestnut
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Shelley,

Those are some great names, thank you for sharing. Do they all live together? Please upload a picture if you have the time and ability, we'd love to see them!

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