Types Of Guinea Pig Breeds
You may be thinking about getting a pet guinea pig, if so you're in luck they are among the most gentlest creatures on Earth. They make for awesome pets. But there are many types of guinea pig breeds so you may need some information to make a decision as to which one you want. No matter which type of pig you decide on getting I know you'll be happy with your new pet!
Smooth Haired Guinea Pigs
These type of guinea pigs are also known as normal coated pigs because they are the most common type. They are short haired and their hair lies evenly amongst their skin. These type of guniea pigs don't require much care for their hair, which makes them an easy pet chocie for most of us.
Satin Coated Guinea Pigs
The hair of a satin coated guinea pig is similar to the smooth coated variety but their fur is softer and has more of a gleam.
Crowned And Crested Guinea Pigs
Crowned and crested haired guinea pigs have a crown of hair on the top of their head. The crowns are sometimes the same color as the rest of the pigs hair but it's also sometimes white. The rest of their coats are similar to the smooth coated guinea pigs hair.
Abyssinian Guinea Pigs
These guinea pigs were first bred in Britain and they are now the second most popular type of guinea pig after the smooth coated pig. Abyssinian guinea pigs have symmetrical rosettes in their coats where their hair radiates from a central point. They also have a moustache over their nose. Their fur is coarse in texture.
Long Haired Guinea Pigs
As you can imagine long haired guinea pigs need special attention when it comes to maintaining their fur such as regular grooming and trimming. They are beautiful pigs but you should not purchase one if you can't take on the extra responsibility.
Now that you know the different types of guinea pigs you can make a better informed decision on which pig you want to purchase!
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