Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A Guinea Pig's Normal Body Temperature
Fellow cavies, does your human like to spend extra time cuddling you on chilly days? Well, this is because us guinea pigs operate at a higher normal body temperature than humans do!
The average body temperature for a guinea pig ranges from 99-103.1°F (or 37.2-39.5°C).
In comparison, the normal body temperature of a healthy adult human is 98.6°F (or 37°C).
No wonder they like to use us as their own personal warming devices (aside from the fact that we are cute and cuddly of course). Remember to send them a food bill for using your snuggling services.
Guinea Lynx - Physiologic Norms and Biologic Data
Cavy Spirit - Care