Funny Guinea Pig Photos & Cavy Memes - LOL Guinea Pigs (lolguineapigs)

LOL Guinea Pigs (or lolguineapigs) are a spinoff of LOL Cats (Laugh Out Loud Cats) – those famous photos of cats on the internet which have funny captions on them. You might remember lolcats as early as the 1990s, when they first started being shared on email and social media.

Often lolcats have slang in them, but the most interesting ones have an original message on the photo that everyone can relate to, usually anthropomorphic, which is the attribution of human characteristics to animals.

There are some lolguineapigs already out there, but the slang doesn’t suit many people, most of all guinea pig lovers. An example might be “See dis? Iz my paw. Nao u canz talk to it”.

As a guinea pig owner myself, these lolguineapigs are certainly not what I’d want to share with my friends, because they’re not cute or witty, and are lacking the adorable anthropomorphic personalities often bestowed upon pet piggies. In this hub, I’ve created some new, more suitable lolguineapigs for general public use.

Feel free to share and enjoy!

LOL Piggies

Lolguineapigs should not be confused with lolpiggies, though guinea pigs are often referred to as “piggies” by their owners.

If you perform a Google search for “lolpiggies”, you will find mostly pig and piglet images, with a few guinea pigs thrown in for good measure.

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A joke based on the shrubbery of "The Knights Of Ni" by Monty Python And The Holy Grail.In Ozspeak, this means "you'll be fine."It's not much to ask, is it?Homeless guinea pigs are often taken in by guinea pig shelters.It had to be said.
A joke based on the shrubbery of "The Knights Of Ni" by Monty Python And The Holy Grail.
A joke based on the shrubbery of "The Knights Of Ni" by Monty Python And The Holy Grail. | Source
In Ozspeak, this means "you'll be fine."
In Ozspeak, this means "you'll be fine." | Source
It's not much to ask, is it?
It's not much to ask, is it? | Source
Homeless guinea pigs are often taken in by guinea pig shelters.
Homeless guinea pigs are often taken in by guinea pig shelters. | Source
It had to be said.
It had to be said. | Source

The Origin Of Lolcats

Lolcats are photos of cats with funny text captions on them. Originally the text captions were grammatically incorrect and were often a type of “lolspeak” or “kitty pidgin” slang, intended to be funny or witty, though occasionally interpreted as angry, violent or degrading.

They were designed for social media, sharing, forums and other applications, to make social conversation more visual and interesting. Many were used as email updates or status updates, allowing sharers to make visual statements about how they were feeling at a particular moment.

Eventually, lolcats started having proper English put on them and became more attractive to a mainstream audience, dropping the angry ghetto slang to promote wit, humour and office jokes.

Lolcats that don’t contain cats, but might have other animals in them are often called “lols” or "lolpics", but I feel that each genre of animals is entitled to be lolsomething, just like the cats. It would sure make them easier to identify as a species in a Google search!

At the time of writing, there are only a few searches you can make to find lolguineapigs in Google. They are “lolguineapigs”, "funny guinea pig photos", "funny cavy photos" and “lolcavies”. There are not many lolguineapigs on the internet yet, but I've been collecting some on my Pinterest board.

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Bad hair day.Only a bit more than peanuts.Don't you just love 'em?Another way to say "duh!"For those who love cute.Because we're just too adorable.Another type of meme.A "Breaking News" meme, where the news isn't really news at all.Just in case you were looking for a culprit. It was the cat.Especially in this photo!
Bad hair day.
Bad hair day. | Source
Only a bit more than peanuts.
Only a bit more than peanuts. | Source
Don't you just love 'em?
Don't you just love 'em? | Source
Another way to say "duh!"
Another way to say "duh!" | Source
For those who love cute.
For those who love cute. | Source
Because we're just too adorable.
Because we're just too adorable. | Source
Another type of meme.
Another type of meme. | Source
A "Breaking News" meme, where the news isn't really news at all.
A "Breaking News" meme, where the news isn't really news at all. | Source
Just in case you were looking for a culprit. It was the cat.
Just in case you were looking for a culprit. It was the cat. | Source
Especially in this photo!
Especially in this photo! | Source

Did You Know?

The word “meme” was first introduced in 1976 by biologist Richard Dawkins, who formed the word from the Greek “mimema” (meaning “something imitated”). Dawkins described memes as social or cultural ideas which travel quickly from person to person.

Lolanimals & Memes

There are lots of other lolanimals on the web, including loldogs, lolrabbits, lolbears and even lolsloths. Since the lolcats became popular, the idea has transcended species, and now includes funny animal antics or weird animal photos with captions on them.

Just as a side note, lolpics are also known as memes, which are popular images, videos, text or other media that are copied and spread rapidly from person to person, often with anthropomorphic or genuine human characteristics, antics or messages.

There are thousands of other types of memes on the internet besides lol ones – an example might be selfies, where one person did it and it became popular and suddenly everyone was doing selfies.

Memes spread best through social networks, blogs, forums, emails and websites. They may belong to different internet cultures and subcultures. Memes are a kind of DIY internet thing; you see something you like and put your own personal stamp on it and then share it with family and friends to create your own.

If you want to see hundreds of interesting lol memes, a Google image search of “memes” will bring up quite a lot to look at!

In this hub, I’ve tried to create cute and funny guinea pig memes that would be attractive to guinea pig owners. As mentioned before, we’re not really a ghetto slang type of group, because we’re into cuteness, cuddles and the joy of petting little furry animals.

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When you need new sunglasses, look to Lady Gaga for inspiration.Well maybe not literally - but they're great inspiration for famous hair styles.Now let's party!Guinea pigs were brought to Europe as pets in the 16th century.And extended family.Well done!And now it's your turn to clean up!Or just gorgeously guilty.Just don't pack carrots.Just seemed like a good idea at the time.
When you need new sunglasses, look to Lady Gaga for inspiration.
When you need new sunglasses, look to Lady Gaga for inspiration. | Source
Well maybe not literally - but they're great inspiration for famous hair styles.
Well maybe not literally - but they're great inspiration for famous hair styles. | Source
Now let's party!
Now let's party! | Source
Guinea pigs were brought to Europe as pets in the 16th century.
Guinea pigs were brought to Europe as pets in the 16th century. | Source
And extended family.
And extended family. | Source
Well done!
Well done! | Source
And now it's your turn to clean up!
And now it's your turn to clean up! | Source
Or just gorgeously guilty.
Or just gorgeously guilty. | Source
Just don't pack carrots.
Just don't pack carrots. | Source
Just seemed like a good idea at the time.
Just seemed like a good idea at the time. | Source

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Memes In Evolution

Memetics is a discipline which provides a way to study evolution by cultural information transfer (eg memes). An idea or concept which belongs to one or more people can be transferred to the entire human race.

For example, a meme can be spread virally on the internet, causing tens of thousands of people to view it, absorb it and potentially share, copy or imitate it. The more popular a meme is, the quicker it is passed on to larger audiences, becoming a distinctive cultural icon, like lolcats.

If we were to trace the history of lolcats since they first appeared to what they are today, we can see many patterns in the imitations. For example, we can see that the lolcats that express human emotions in an interesting way that everyone can relate to, tend to be shared and duplicated faster than ones that don’t.

Thus the popular lolcats that are shared the most tend to reflect the desires of the majority and can be noted as being of cultural significance.

Memes are just one of many cultural concepts developing on the internet, but it is interesting to watch history in the making by looking at what is shared most!

Call me Mr Grumpy.
Call me Mr Grumpy. | Source

Thank you for taking the time to look at my lolguineapigs. Feel free to use these on articles and websites, as long as the photo attribution (on the photo) remains intact. If you have an idea you’d like made into a lolguineapig, leave a comment here and if it’s a cracker, I will endeavour to make it up for you!

© 2014 Suzanne Day

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Bk42author 2 years ago from New York

Very cute! Thank you for sharing!


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

The Guinea Pig at the end was definitely fluffy. Guess he didn't want to be judged by his looks.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I love your unique niche. Pinning this! Very clever! If ladies who love cats too much are cat ladies, what are those who love guinea pigs abundantly? Just curious! I always enjoy a fellow animal enthusiast.


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Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Author

Piggie ladies? Or maybe piiiiiiiglovers? Feel free to make your own lols too!


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Jeannieinabottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD

What adorable guinea pigs! I appreciate that your guinea pigs have something intelligent to say. I wish lolcats would take some grammar lessons from your lolguineapigs.


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DzyMsLizzy 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

How cute!! My eldest had a couple of "piggies" shortly after she graduated high school. They were really cute, with sweet personalities, and definitely some mischief.

The Abbysinian one, (much like your top photo) was just "full of it," and fancied herself a barber, always trimming the "bangs" of the Peruvian one, so that she had more of a Mohawk look than an Old English Sheepdog look. LOL, indeed!

I thought this was a very clever Hub, and very nice of you to offer to share your adorable little friends!

Voted up, useful, interesting and funny.


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Painted Seahorse 2 years ago from Woodstock, GA

Those were cute pics, I must say. And the information on memes was fascinating. Thanks for sharing!


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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

So cute and funny:)


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oldiesmusic 2 years ago from United States

Aaaaaww! I used to have a couple of guinea pigs back then. They bred really fast and had many cute babies. Thanks for sharing your guinea pig memes! :D


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Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

I have not heard of LOL Guinea Pigs before. They are so cute! Voted up and Pinned.


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VVanNess 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

Very cute!! I really enjoyed this!


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

This is cute! My cousins had a guinea pig as a pet when I was a child. I never had one. But they are really cute.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee

These are very funny!! Great job! I so much love the cute animal memes over the urban-nasty ones, and Grumpy Cat. She was funny in the beginning, but she's just a little too negative for my tastes now. I like the "up" feeling I get from your guinea pigs.

I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many memes I've generated and posted over the years. A few of them I started myself, and since you were kind enough to invite me over, I might return the favor and post a Hub to showcase my originals.

Voted up!


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

LOL Guinea Pigs are so cute and your thorough research has taught me so much more about Guinea Pigs.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

There was my great laugh for the day. I have never owned a guinea pig...I think I've missed out on some great fun. :)


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vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

I'd never heard of lol cats or lolguineapigs until reading this hub! The internet has definitely revolutionized our culture and way of thinking, even with relatively insignificant fads. Thanks for sharing!


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TarrinLupo 2 years ago from Peterborough NH

Yes please. More of this.


Alice CaliCavy 2 years ago

Re: those who love guinea pigs abundantly. Never mind crazy cat ladies, perhaps crazy cavy ladies?

Loved the LOL Guinea Pigs. Pinned and shared. Keep them coming!


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Peggy W 19 months ago from Houston, Texas

This was a great first hub to read and I have a big smile on my face now. How cute! The one about how celebrities get their hair ideas is so funny, but many of them made me laugh. I have taken care of some guinea pigs at a neighbor's home when they have gone on vacation. They really DO like their carrots! Up votes, pinning and sharing.


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Julie K Henderson 19 months ago

I grew up with guinea pigs, and I've loved them ever since. Thank you for creating such a diverting hub. I especially liked the "Will work for carrots" and "Torturing cats since 1624." Voted up.


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colorfulone 17 months ago from Minnesota

You must love these little critters, Suzanne. Those a cute memes and a funny hub. Very sweet!


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Reynold Jay 13 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

You drew me into this one with that cute photo. I am a sucker for little critters. I would bet I would love one of these much more than cat.

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