Animal Stories - Abyssinian Guinea Pig

Animal-World Information about: Abyssinian Guinea Pig

   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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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...
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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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-26
    Glad you're having fun with him
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.
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
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.
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.

Stephanie - 2011-02-28
Hi there! I am in the GTA area in Brampton and I am trying to find a breeder to purchase from. I don't want to get my piggies from a pet store for obvious reasons... can anyone help put me in touch with a cavy breeder in the GTA area?

Julie - 2011-01-16
We just got a cute little Abyssinian satin guinea pig. he is SO sweet and absolutely awesome with my overly mature 5 yr old son. His name is "elephant" picked by my son. I think it's a pretty cute, very different name. :) We are super excited about our new addition.

Lara J - 2010-09-16
I have a Derbyan Parakeet who has been in our home now for about 5 years.. We rescued her from a pet store. The owner told us the people who brought her in didnt have time to care for her and didnt want her anymore.. She dislikes men, shes very very very agressive which throws me off as to everything people say about these birds.. Despite the love and care weve put into her she doesnt like hands around her cage.. she cant stand fingers near her.. her head starts to bob and the iris' of her eyes get really small and she gets into attack mode.. Shortly after brining her hom about a month she attacked My fiancees nose leave a gash in it.. when all he was doing was trying to talk to her and feed her a treat.. weve tried the taking her out of the cage and wrapping her in a towel and try to break her of her aggression but that seemed to only make her revert back into a shell.. She dislikes loud noises and her hiding spot is under one of her platforms close to the bottom of the cage.. she literally crawls under there and kinda low squawks at anything around.. since weve had her shes had no eggs.. we have no clue as to how old she is, what she had been through before us or how to find a way to track the band around her ankle.. As for talking that everyone talks about not even a peep.. sure shell let out screechs and squawks that will pierce your eardrums.. but despite attempts of trying to even teach her she wont utter anything but low garbles under her breath and hisses too.. I dont know what to do with her we basically leave her be.. she has a cockatile friend who lives in a cage above hers and theyve been friends for some time.. oh yes and as for taking Sweetie Pie out of her cage... she wont stand for it she goes nuts.. and tries to bite you.. and let me just tell you that beak hurts and is nothing to take litely... so if anyone has any sort of advice help pointers you name it please i beg of you send it.. my dream tho we adore her dearly would be to find her a protected home where she could fly free in an environment where all her needs would be met and cared for.. so if anyone knows of that also please let me know.. Id rather her happy because apparently no matter what we do she is soo miserable... thank you..

Ronnie - 2010-09-03
I've got an abbyssian guinea pig, her name is honey :] She's the most adorable pet ever.