Cavia porcellus

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Noun1.Cavia porcellus - South American cavyCavia porcellus - South American cavy; possibly ancestral to the domestic guinea pig
cavy - short-tailed rough-haired South American rodent
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Davina didn't want a small army of guinea pigs roaming the house but, happily, the professional advice was that Cavia porcellus prefer to be coupled with a member of the same sex.
Guinea pigs are generally referred to in show circles by the alternative title of 'cavy' - a derivation of the Latin name, Cavia porcellus.
However peccaries do not have relatively permanent nest sites, and Buckland & Sadler (1989), after examining the profiles of different animal hosts, have suggested Cavia porcellus L.