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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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4.2 (55)
TraceyTong
I adopted my guinea pig, Lilac, after the owner didn'...
Review by: TraceyTong (2) 2 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
zsmolen
I had two guinea pigs for about two years. They were ...
Review by: zsmolen (4) 8 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
JJMcK
My daughter wanted a guinea pig, so we looked around ...
Review by: JJMcK (6) 18 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Jenlem526
The guinea pigs that we had were great to have around...
Review by: Jenlem526 (1) July 19, 2015 18:27
  • Currently 100
5.00
kristinjames
My Guinea Pig was named Inghet, which is Romanian for...
Review by: kristinjames (6) June 26, 2015 20:28
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Funny (1 video)
Gizmo getting ruffled
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Learn about (1 video)
Treat Time With My Peruvian Guinea Pigs
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Caring for (3 videos)
show prep- bathing piggys
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Clipping guinea pig nails
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Taro's Trick (Peruvian Cavy)
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