Animal Stories - Guinea Pig Breeds

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Paige - 2012-05-24
I was trying to figure out what kind of breed my guinea pig was. I looked online and found the description of a silkie guinea pig, so I searched for a picture, and when I saw this one I did a double take, as I thought it was my piggy in the picture. They look exactly alike. I absolutely love guinea pigs and my one makes me laugh so much as she is so dopey. She loves to climb up to my neck and hide in my hair and also loves lying on her back for some reason! She's a happy little sausage, but doesn't take too kindly to her mate (a rosette) trying to be the dominant one of the pair.

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brooke - 2011-12-28
I am looking into getting a american guinea pig but I have no idea how big it gets and how much it should weigh when it is an adult please help I'm desperate

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-29
    They aren't very big. They usually grow to about 8 - 9 inches and just a little bigger than the palm of you hand. You usually see them pretty much full grown in the pet stores if that helps.
  • tiara - 2012-02-17
    I have a guinea pig named whiskers. Mine is an American Guinea Pig. I had him for 2 years and he is still little but just getting fat and he is very healthy and active. It all depends on the cage size(meaning small cage=big cavy)(big cage = little cavy)
  • Maeve - 2012-05-23
    One of ours is 1 k and th other is 1 k 200 g
steven - 2012-05-08
I just got a Guinea pig today and I love her! I hope I don't lose interest! What kinds of household snacks do they like? Can they eat dry cereals?

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  • lugdegbt - 2012-05-18
    i don't think they can!
  • Maeve - 2012-05-23
    Well, They can corn flakes, but not that many at a time!
Maeve - 2012-05-23
We have 2 female guineas and they are the most placid things ever! They are 3 years old. Star is ginger and white, shes the fatter one, Sparkle is tri colour and is shyer. We love them to bits and I would reccomend American guinea pigs to anyone!!!!

nm123 - 2012-01-17
My friends said her daughters guinea pig had an operation to take some tumers out inside her guinea pig her Mom said the docter gave them medicine to help it regain its health but now after a few weeks its health has not improved and the guinea pig just wants to relax and not run around like it normally did before this has been happening for about 7 weeks now and it is eating but its just not as active as it was before the operation.

is this the cause of old age or is it the medication?

please get back to me asap

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-17
    It could be the little fella is just getting older or possibly the medication made him a little sick. If he is getting around and eating and poop looks normal, that is about all you can do. Hopefully, he feels better in a little while.
  • lucy - 2012-05-18
    yes probably because of old age just check in at your local vet to find out
Ginny - 2008-06-03
My son received a long haired guinea pig for his 7th birthday last week. We are finding that guinea pigs are more work that we imagined. Based on your experiences, we wonder,should we take the long-haired piggie back and exchange him for a short haired breed before he gets to attached.

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  • Lucy Lemon - 2012-04-03
    No need to send the guinea pig back; just give it a haircut! To send the poor pig back would potentially destroy its ability to trust humans for the rest of its life. So, the easy solution is give the pig a haircut and groom it once a week. NOTE: even short haired guinea pigs should be groomed once a week to develop a bond, check for health problems and keep its coat clean!
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nathalie - 2011-10-02

Some very nice teddy's us-teddys you have.
And how nice that I have found as a Dutchman.
Maybe we can in the near future that help each other. I breed because with us-teddys.
Take a look at my other site-www.cs I have only a translation but if you look at "verwacht" to see what litters, and if you look at "te koop" to see what is for sale was.
In "fokzeugen" see my breeding sows female piggy's
In "fokberen" to see my breeding boars. male piggy's
I like to contact more foreign breeders to have my house even better than it already is.
If you know someone who have interest in my animals I would like to hear that.

Greetings Nathalie cs-guineas pride

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makenna - 2012-02-22
I am getting a Abyssinian guinea pig soon. Is that a good choice. Are they hard to care for?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-23
    Yes, that is a good choice. They are lovable, affectionate and cuddly and enjoy their humans. In spite of their coat, they keep themselves clean. Just enjoy your little furry one.
Treyton - 2011-01-01
Hi there I got an Abyssinian guinea pig thursday and love him! He is very talkative and loves to play but how do I know if he likes me or is ok to me? Please answer my question!

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  • Lydia Weltha - 2011-06-30
    He Likes You And Your Habitat. If He's Not Very Active He Might Be Sick.
  • carmelo - 2011-09-18
    If your guinea pig likes you when you're trying to handle him he`ll not run away and if you want him to like you put him in your lap and feed him.......
  • makenna - 2012-02-22
    Ok so you want to know if he likes you. Ask your self these questions:
    Does he seem happy around me? Does he like me to hold him? Does he eat out of my hand? Does he like playing? Do I feed him regularly? Do I play with him regularly? Does he know his name? If you answered yes to most of these questions he probably likes you. If not then mabey you shpuld do some things to make him happy and play with him more! HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!!!!
Robin - 2011-08-28
Am getting a GUINEA PIG SOON! But am not sure what breed to buy.....HELP PLEASE!

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  • shaine - 2012-02-05
    The calmest of them all is the peruvian guinea. I have an abbysinian 2 rexes and my abbysinian just gave birth to 5 babys
  • makenna - 2012-02-22
    Personally i would say Abyssinian but its up to you. Be sure to check the internet first for some tips on how to care for so you know how to do it right.

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