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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 (51)
kristinjames
My Guinea Pig was named Inghet, which is Romanian for...
Review by: kristinjames (6) 12 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
iamyoung13
When I first got my guinea pig, I was ecstatic becaus...
Review by: iamyoung13 (3) 13 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
sunsea
Yoni is incredibly energic when he is not napping, he...
Review by: sunsea (2) May 24, 2015 07:54
  • Currently 100
4.00
meljen71
Well.. I have always been a dog person but my kids in...
Review by: meljen71 (2) May 07, 2015 16:31
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
bgreen
When we got our Guinea Pig he was a tiny little guy, ...
Review by: bgreen (4) May 04, 2015 12:11
  • Currently 100
2.75
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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