Stepan is guinea pig. Stepan is probably male, about 4 months old and really fluffy. Like many angora guinea pigs he has his fur more than ten santimeters long.
Stepan enjoys peanuts and lettuce but sweets are strictly prohibited.
Stepan lives on the third floor in an apartment building and shares the tender love of two friends of mine: Ina and Todor.
A few fast facts on the guinea pigs:
- Their original home is South America.
- They were first brought to Europe by the conquistadors.
- They were called Guinea pigs because in England they were sold for a guinea.
- In South America they still eat them and look after them as tasty domestic animals.
- Their teeth grow through all their life and need to gnaw to wear them out and be able to eat.