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Guinea Pigs Face A Dilemma

If you’ve ever wondered whether guinea pigs have problem-solving skills, this video provides an answer.

Marylou Zarbock
Posted: August 11, 2014, 4:05 p.m. EDT

If you lure two guinea pigs into a maze with treats, then close off the maze, what will happen? With the guinea pigs Snif and Quark, the answer was simple. Jailbreak! It only took a few seconds for the guinea pigs to figure out what to do once they realized the way they came in was now blocked. I was impressed by Quark’s strength. Snif was more of a follower, but his little jump to hop over the displaced "door” was pretty cute.

This "experiment” actually seems like an enrichment exercise, as it was done under supervision and never put the guinea pigs in danger.

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Posted: August 11, 2014, 4:05 p.m. EDT


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