Despite their name, guinea pigs aren't pigs at all! They're small, furry rodents that many people keep as pets. Readers will discover how these cuddly critters are related to wild rodent species, how they were domesticated, and what it takes to keep a pet guinea pig safe and healthy. They will also learn about a guinea pig's senses, find out how guinea pigs socialize with each other, and much more. The complex text in this title allows readers to determine main ideas and explain how they are supported by key details. The grade-appropriate context helps readers determine the meaning of domain-specific words as well.<br /> Readers will learn about guinea pigs in this book from the Nature's Children series.