Are guinea pigs related to pigs or is that just their name? They dont look much like pigs.
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No, they are in fact not related to normal pigs, even though their name suggests so.
Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia, which explains it more thoroughly;
"Despite their common name, these animals are not in the pig family Suidae, nor do they come from Guinea in Africa; they originated in the Andes of South America and studies based on biochemistry and hybridization suggest they are domestic, not wild, descendants of a closely related species of cavy such as C. tschudii."
Their wild ancestors are unknown.
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