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Peruvian Guinea Pig

Peruvian Guinea Pig


Other name:
 Peruvian Cavy

Scientific name: Cavia porcellus

Country / Place of origin: South America

History: The Peruvian Guinea Pig is the first
longhaired breed recognized by the American
Rabbit Breeders Association. According to the
American Cavy Breeders Association (ACBA),
"This breed is notable for its long, dense, soft
"sweeps" of hair which can grow out to several inches in length. The Peruvian has a "frontal" of hair, which grows forward, covering it's head, giving it an even, circular appearance when an animal in full show coat is groomed out properly."

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
great guinea pig, exhibition coat, sociable animals, Luxurious Peruvians, great personalities, trainable
Challenging:
daily brushing, upper respiratory infections, cage cleaning, fairly skittish attitude, squeaking
Interesting:
little squeek noises, daily gentle brushing, GREAT 4H projects, straight long hair
Overall review
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4.3 (36)
RogerLangley
Squeaky came to us a couple of years ago with his sis...
Review by: RogerLangley (5) 20 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
LSadler
Toffee and Honey were house guinea pigs, which meant ...
Review by: LSadler (4) 22 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
bashlock
Beautiful long black and white fur, with bangs coveri...
Review by: bashlock (10) 22 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.25
amelia_h
Jazzy was my 4th guinea pig, and my little angel. She...
Review by: amelia_h (0) 29 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
amelia_h
Genie was my 3rd guinea pig, and the easiest-going gu...
Review by: amelia_h (0) 29 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
Funny (1 video)
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Gizmo getting ruffled
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Learn about (1 video)
00:41
Treat Time With My Peruvian Guinea Pigs
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Caring for (3 videos)
04:40
show prep- bathing piggys
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02:13
Clipping guinea pig nails
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00:40
Taro's Trick (Peruvian Cavy)
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