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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 (48)
meljen71
Well.. I have always been a dog person but my kids in...
Review by: meljen71 (2) 15 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
bgreen
When we got our Guinea Pig he was a tiny little guy, ...
Review by: bgreen (4) 18 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.75
crurussell
Jumping Jack Flash was actually acquired by my ex-wif...
Review by: crurussell (5) 29 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
TracyB
Long-haired guinea pigs are a really fun pet for fami...
Review by: TracyB (3) updated April 04, 2015 20:54
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
Zobert
I had my first guinea pig in high school that I bough...
Review by: Zobert (35) March 30, 2015 17:51
  • Currently 100
5.00
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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