Guinea pig

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Guinea pig

Guinea pig

Neither a pig or a creature from Guinea, these little rodents are bred to be a household pet and a delicious dinner.

Base Stats

Type
Animal
Market Value
150 Silver
Flammability
70%

Pawn Stats

Move Speed
5 c/s
Mass - Baby
2.4 kg
Mass - Juvenile
6 kg
Mass - Adult
12 kg
Health Scale
0.4
Body Size
0.2
Carrying Capacity
15 kg
Filth Rate
1
Hunger Rate
0.16 Nutrition/Day
Diet
herbivorous
Life Expectancy
4
Manhunter Chance
0%
Manhunter Chance (Taming)
0%
Trainable Intelligence
none
Wildness
60%
Minimum Handling Skill
5
Nuzzle Interval
1 day
Mate Interval
8 hours
Maturity Age
0.2 years (12 days)
Juvenile Age
0.15 years (9 days)
Comfortable Temp Range
-15 °C – 55 °C (5 °F – 131 °F)

Production

Meat Yield
31 guinea pig meat
Leather Yield
16 guinea pig fur
Gestation Period
6.66 days
Offspring Per Birth
1-3 (1.75 avg)

Melee Combat

Attack 1
front left paw
3.6 dmg (Scratch)
5% AP
1.5 second cooldown
Attack 2
front right paw
3.6 dmg (Scratch)
5% AP
1.5 second cooldown
Attack 3
teeth
5.8 dmg (Bite)
9% AP
2 second cooldown
Attack 4
head
2 dmg (Blunt)
3% AP
2 second cooldown
Average DPS
1.35
Technical
tradeTags
AnimalUncommon, AnimalPet


Guinea Pigs are tameable herbivores with a fast movement speed. Guinea Pigs come in three colours: Cream, Black and Brown.

Acquisition

Guinea pigs can be found in temperate forests, temperate swamps, tropical rainforests, tropical swamps, arid shrublands, deserts, extreme deserts, and cold bogs. They can either be tamed by a handler or self-tame in a random event.

Guinea Pigs can be bought and sold in other faction bases and from bulk goods traders. Guinea Pigs purchased from traders will be already tamed.

Analysis

Guinea Pigs are of limited commercial use as tames. They provide only small quantities of fur and meat. They also have some of the lowest health values of any pawn ingame making them incredibly fragile. They will, however, occasionally nuzzle a colonist, giving a +5 mood buff, and are the only "wild" animal to have this "cute" quality.

Their limited utility is primarily in their fur. While it makes some of the least protective clothing, and is poor for use in sandbags, it has the fifth highest beauty factor (11) of any textile. Compared to its competitors, only chinchilla fur (14) and devilstrand (13) are reasonably available, and devilstrand is likely needed as clothing. Thrumbofur (32) and hyperweave (22) are significantly rarer and in far more demand for protection than beauty. This makes it an ideal material for Armchairs and Drapes Content added by the Royalty DLC.

The fur also has exceptional cold insulation, the highest of all textiles, and respectable heat insulation. It thus is a valid choice for clothing such as Button-down shirts and pants, whose protective capabilty will be irrelevant with all but the very best textiles and whose insulative abilities with Guinea pig fur may allow a pawn to forgo a parka or tuque for more protective items such as a duster or helmet in very cold biomes.

Lastly the fur is very valuable, meaning turning it into high value clothing for sale such as Corsets Content added by the Royalty DLC has some merit.

Training

This animal can be trained as follows:

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*As of version 1.1.2610, all animals can be tamed. The percentage of likelihood of success depends on factors such as the Animals Wildness Percentage, Pawn Handling Skill, and others. More information can be found on the animals page.

Health


Body part Health
Head 10
Skull 10
Brain 4
Nose 4
Neck 10
Jaw 8
Eye [1]
(left, right)
4
Ear
(left, right)
4
Body 16
Kidney[2]
(left, right)
6
Lung[2]
(left, right)
6
Liver[2] 8
Heart[2] 6
Spine[2] 10
Stomach[2] 8
Limbs
(left, right, fore, hind)
12
Appendage
(left, right, fore, hind)
8
  1. Located inside of Head.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Located inside of Body.

Version history

  • 1.1.0 - Added as part of the integration of the Vanilla Animals Expanded - Livestock mod into the basegame.

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