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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 (43)
ashleanichole
I had a wonderful experience caring for Leonardo. He ...
Review by: ashleanichole (0) today
  • Currently 100
5.00
Phoenixrising1
Against my better judgment and being persuaded to by ...
Review by: Phoenixrising1 (1) 23 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
chelseyclaxton
I first got my guinea pig a couple months after my 16...
Review by: chelseyclaxton (9) February 06, 2015 19:53
  • Currently 100
3.75
Faswaldo
I acquired a Peruvian guinea pig to add to my collect...
Review by: Faswaldo (14) January 23, 2015 18:38
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
SphynxCatFan
It seems to me that many people’s chief attraction to...
Review by: SphynxCatFan (14) January 12, 2015 16:32
  • Currently 100
3.50
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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