Butte County
University of California
Butte County


Guinea Pig

Did you know that a cavy is what we commonly know as a Guinea Pig? In the cavy project, you can learn about selection and raising your animals, but also dive into health issues, management practices, and careers!

Youth will:

  • Learn the basic principles of animal science by owning, caring for, and keeping records on one or more head of cavies.
  • Explore knowledge of sound breeding, feeding, and management practices.
  • Learn about the important breeds and varieties of cavies and their characteristics.
  • Investigate marketing, project expansion, and how you can start a cavy business.



Cavies is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For more information, visit http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/141980.pdf

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