Skinny Pig Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Skinny Pig Guinea Pig Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 5-7 years Adult Size 8-10 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin Laboratory mutation Temperament Social, Playful, Affectionate History & Domestication The Skinny Pig Guinea Pig, commonly referred to simply as the Skinny Pig, boasts a remarkable history, a testament to how scientific research can lead […]

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Baldwin Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Baldwin Guinea Pig Care Level Intermediate to Advanced Lifespan 5-7 years Adult Size 8-12 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin United States Temperament Playful, Friendly, Curious History & Domestication The Baldwin Guinea Pig has a rather unique origin story that is a testament to the unpredictability of genetics. It was developed in the […]

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Himalayan Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Himalayan Guinea Pig Care Level Beginner to Intermediate Lifespan 4-8 years Adult Size 8-10 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin South America Temperament Gentle, Sociable, Calm History & Domestication The Himalayan Guinea Pig, contrary to its name, did not originate in the Himalayas. Its origin is believed to be South America, similar to […]

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Texel Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Texel Guinea Pig Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 5-7 years Adult Size 8-12 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin Europe Temperament Gentle, Friendly, Social History & Domestication The Texel Guinea Pig is a relatively new addition to the guinea pig family, having been developed in Europe during the 1980s. This breed arose from the […]

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Rex Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Rex Guinea Pig Care Level Beginner to Intermediate Lifespan 5-7 years Adult Size 9-12 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin South America, refined in Europe Temperament Playful, Friendly, Curious History & Domestication Originating from the wild guinea pigs of South America, the Rex Guinea Pig breed, as we understand it today, was primarily […]

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Teddy Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Teddy Guinea Pig Care Level Beginner to Intermediate Lifespan 4-8 years Adult Size 8-10 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin South America, bred in North America Temperament Friendly, Social, Gentle History & Domestication The Teddy Guinea Pig, like other guinea pig breeds, traces its origins to the wild guinea pigs of South America. […]

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Coronet Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Coronet Guinea Pig Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 5-7 years Adult Size 8-12 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin South America, refined in Europe Temperament Friendly, Sociable, Curious History & Domestication The Coronet Guinea Pig, while originating from the wild guinea pigs of South America, owes its current form to breeders in Europe. Their […]

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Silkie Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Silkie Guinea Pig Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 4-8 years Adult Size 8-10 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin South America, refined in North America & Europe Temperament Gentle, Social, Curious History & Domestication The Silkie Guinea Pig, also known as the Sheltie in some regions, is a byproduct of intentional breeding, mostly in […]

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Peruvian Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Peruvian Guinea Pig Care Level Intermediate to Advanced Lifespan 5-8 years Adult Size 8-12 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin South America Temperament Docile, Inquisitive, Sociable History & Domestication The Peruvian Guinea Pig holds a special place in the rich tapestry of South American history. As with other guinea pig breeds, the Peruvian’s […]

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Abyssinian Guinea Pig

Scientific Name Cavia porcellus Common Name Abyssinian Guinea Pig Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 4-8 years Adult Size 8-12 inches Diet Herbivorous (hay, vegetables, pellets) Origin South America Temperament Playful, Active, Sociable History & Domestication The Abyssinian Guinea Pig, with its distinctively rosetted fur and vivacious personality, boasts an intriguing history. Although its exact origin remains a topic of debate, it’s […]

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