Animal Stories - Abyssinian Guinea Pig


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   You may think the Abyssinian Guinea Pig is having a 'bad hair day', but it is the unique coat that makes this guinea pig stand out!
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ayien - 2010-06-16
Hi. I just got a new AB after my first died. And now I'm very careful in taking care of it because I'm so scared that it will also die like my old piggie (until today I don't know why) I just got it for a month and it die, then I buy this little cutie again and I don't want same things happen to her. I've ask my friends that also adopt a piggie, but they also can't explain it. I need a really helpful tips to make sure I will successful on taking care of my new piggie baby. tq

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  • daniel williams - 2010-12-21
    How old was your piggie? They can all die of old age they are just rodents they usually have a life span of anywhere between 7 to ten years it is very smart to have another little piggie in the same cage. Guinea pigs are very social and can be stressed or lonely and maybe die it might have been the food they need lots of vitamian c. It probably did not die from the cage but it is also smart to have a large cage with lots of running room with a shelter like one made of plastic that can be bought at a local pet store. They also need toys to chew on like wooden ones also bought at a pet store because you would want the small pet prefered kind so that you will know the wood will be clean because usually people will think to just throw pencil in there but a wooden pencil has lead which could kill your next pig. Hope you have a fun time with your new one.
  • Lydia Weltha - 2011-06-30
    Observe them and see if they are active the more active that means it is very healthy.
  • cherie - 2012-07-27
    My ab, Bree died a couple weeks ago. My kids were so sad but when we got her they didn't know how old she was. Her head had squares of orange and white and she had a mowhawk. We just got her a buddy and she was very mean to her. We got a silkie which has hair that is very long and she chewed a bunch of her hair off but we sure miss our little piggie
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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.
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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!!!!!!!
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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.
    MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE YOU LIKE!
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Robin - 2011-08-28
Not that I care but What breed of Guinea Pigs have the least or fewest health concerns?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-11-25
    American Breeds are really good.
  • Visitor - 2012-02-20
    Me too. Peanut (my pig) is VERY shy... is he ok?? I got him about 2 weeks ago...
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bubblesg - 2011-08-26
Me and my husband adopted our first AB piggy, from my aunt, about a month ago. He named him Choyi. Choyi is the sweetest pet I could've asked for. He's increadibly talkative.. he gives kisses when he's really happy, he'll beg to be picked up n then starts purring. He is soo affectionate and active. He loves to roam around our living room and jump on my niece and I could watch him forever. And it's so sweet sometimes he likes to be hand fed, especially carrots and timothy hay. i just love him.

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    Annie - 2010-07-28
    I have two guinea pigs Reeses and Pumpkin and they are the most adorable pets ever! Reees is a Abyssinian and definitely likes to get herself into things while Pumpkin is a Peruvian and much more laid back and likes to be brushed! Overall they are my girls and I could not ask for better pets!

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    • Lydia Weltha - 2011-06-30
      Well the Peruvian Pumpkin might be sick.
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    Dominique - 2011-01-01
    I just got Maica she's noisy and rambunctious :) She's is too cute and I can't wait to find out more about her! And I adore her rosettes or "turfs" of hair♥

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    • Lydia Weltha - 2011-06-30
      Make Sure He/She Would Be Happy And Healthy. If They Stop Eating Drinking Or Pooping He Is Sick. To Make Sure That He/She Is Not Sick If Nothing Of That Symptoms Is Involved See How Active He/She Is. If He/She Is Active That Means That It's Healthy. If A Healthy Life They Should Live To 6 Years
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    Tina - 2010-11-01
    Any advice for a newbie thinking of getting a guinea pig for the family? My son is 9 years old. Found an Abyssinian guinea pig that needs a new home. Any advice on the different breeds before we decide?

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    • Judith - 2011-03-24
      One, supervise your son, kids get tired of the smaller animals very quickly and it may become your responsibility. Also ask the person you are getting the pig from for any vet records. Also an American short haired guinea pig may be a better choice for a younger child. Aby's do not typically like to be stroked as their hair grows in spirals my guess is that it is very irritating to them. And last you should get two find another of the same gender as they are very social animals and are known to die of loneliness.
      Good luck with your future piggy.
    • Anonymous - 2011-06-30
      Well A Few Months Ago I Got An Aby And A Diffrent kind of Guinea Pig and they got along pretty well. You might want to observe the Guinea Pig. The more active he/her is is the healthier. It is they are not that big of a responsobuilty all you need to do is make sure he has water in his water bottle or bowl and feed them everyday clean the bowls or bottle everyday and 1 time a week change the chips and take them out once in a while. If he's sick don't take him out. But One thing make sure your vet knows about Guinea Pig Health.
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    Kayla - 2011-03-17
    I owned a guinea pig before and I would like to find an abyssinian guinea pig. I live in northern CA and am looking for a reputable breeder, I would appreciate help fining one. Or any breeder for that matter.

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