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My new Pets

I now have new pets. Still furry. I was fascinated by the different breeds of guinea pigs. I thought they were all the same. There seemed to be around 60 kinds. Long haired and short haired breeds.

They also grow big, to a foot long and some even bigger. The long haired ones can be mistaken for tiny dogs hehe.

Some breeds are:

American - short haired and smooth

Abyssinian - sort of in-between but mostly considered short air but the hair is fluffy.

These are long haired : Coronet, sikies or shelties, peruvian, crested, teddy and texel.

Then there are the hairless called skinny pigs or baldwins.

My two are the American - the black and white and the golden brown and black is the Abyssinian or Abbys.

I was planning to breed them but not right now. They are old enough at least 4 mos according to the breeders. Also you must only breed long haired to long haired and short haired to short haired

That is why I got the 2 different types of short haired to see how they would look. Maybe next month I will put them together, as of now they are in 1 cage but with a divider.

I will update whenever I breed them. I love to hear their squeaks and sometimes their purring. Not to hard to feed as long as you have grass and other leafy veggies and some fruits.

They are stress-free pets. And yes we give them baths too but not too much.

Image Credit » mine of my pet guinea pigs

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Paulie wrote on August 20, 2015, 10:58 PM

I have never had guinea pigs as pets, but I guess they are easier to care for than dogs.

CoralLevang wrote on August 21, 2015, 1:42 AM

Are they able to be sexed this young, or does it take awhile for you to know what you have?

peachpurple wrote on August 21, 2015, 10:01 AM

It is rare to have guinea pigs as pets, most people would rather like white mice or hamster

cheri wrote on August 21, 2015, 10:32 AM

My late father had those before and I never liked it when I was a kid.

LoudMan wrote on August 22, 2015, 9:30 PM

Can you make guinea bacon, later?