Also known as guinea pig, guinea pig or guinea pig, is a rodent native to South America. Easy to reproduce, fast growing, meat rich in nutrients and highly efficient.


The guinea pig is an animal native to the South American region, specifically from areas such as Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. He commonly lives in open spaces and uses holes as burrows. It weighs approximately 1 kg and lives between 4 and 8 years, it is mainly herbivore.

Advantages of Acure breeding

It has very short reproductive cycles, each mother is able to have up to 5 offspring with 3 or 4 births per year and each baby is able to have their own offspring between 60 and 90 days after birth.

The meat of Acure contains a high nutritional value, with a protein composition of 20.3%, superior in a 7.9% to the pig meat and a low percentage of fat of 11.6% in comparison to the meat of sheep.

The acures are friendly, friendly and affectionate animals that adapt to any type of environmental conditions, being highly resistant to diseases.

The Acures generate an important amount of manure that can be used as an ideal fertilizer for the development of the lumbriculture and agriculture.

Disadvantages of Acure breeding

It is necessary a high control in the mating, to avoid populations with high degrees of consanguinity and mating with females that have not yet reached sexual maturity. The inadequate management of this species and the lack of knowledge regarding its breed types, adequate feeding and reproduction phases can cause an increase in the risk of diseases and deterioration in the health conditions of this species.


Imagen método de produción Especie Tiempo de gestación tiempo de destete Peso cantidad por metro cuadrado  Numero de crías y cada cuanto consumo de agua consumo de alimentos cantidad de consumo enfermedades comunes Esperanza de vida Madurez sexual
  Cuyecultura Acures 67 días 10 a14 dias de nacido 700 a 1200 g de 100 a 400 animales hasta 20 crias al año 50 a 100ml  diarios  Forraje, Pasto, heces, Heno de Fleo, Alfalfa, brócoli, manzana, repollo, zanahoria, apio y espinaca 100g  diarios Ácaros masticadores, alergias por alergenos de pelos, piel, Dermatofitosis, salmonera, sarna sacóptica, Yersinia pseudotuberculosis de 4 a 8 años Macho: 3-4 meses  Hembaras: 2-3 meses