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Name of GP babies...

kat_0521

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OK, this is going to sound like a really dumb question. Almost every week, I watch a pet keeping program-the host is very knowledgable and talks about all kinds of animals.
Recently there was a trivia question which asked "What is the only thing dogs and guinea pigs have in common?" The answer was that both of their young are called "puppies". I know that male pigs are "boars" and female pigs are "sows", so I naturally thought that their young are referred to as "piglets". Can someone please clarify this for me?? Has anyone else heard of GP young referred to as "puppies"?
Thanks.
 
Lol, I watch that show sometimes too. I went to guinealynx and went to the pregnancy spot and they called them pups! So I guess that's what they're called.
 
I could have swore they were piglets
 
Yup, they're called pups and not piglets
 
They are pups and not piglets.
 
I've heard them called pups before, but I guess I just never thought about it because when I first read your question, pups didn't pop into my head.
 
Yep, defintely called pup. Not what you think, eh?
 
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It's actually just "pups" not puppies.
 
Okie, changed it. I've heard puppies a few times though, so I wasn't sure.
 
Some people when they hear the word "pup" will think of and use the word puppies. So that's probably why you have heard them called puppies.
 
Thanks all. Guess ya learn something new everyday, right?
 
A female rabbit is often called a "doe" and a male rabbit a "buck", so you would think a baby would be a "fawn" but babies are called "kits". go figure
 
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