My new Pets
I now have new pets. Still furry. I was fascinated by the different breeds of guinea pigs. I thought they were all the same. There seemed to be around 60 kinds. Long haired and short haired breeds.
They also grow big, to a foot long and some even bigger. The long haired ones can be mistaken for tiny dogs hehe.
Some breeds are:
American - short haired and smooth
Abyssinian - sort of in-between but mostly considered short air but the hair is fluffy.
These are long haired : Coronet, sikies or shelties, peruvian, crested, teddy and texel.
Then there are the hairless called skinny pigs or baldwins.
My two are the American - the black and white and the golden brown and black is the Abyssinian or Abbys.
I was planning to breed them but not right now. They are old enough at least 4 mos according to the breeders. Also you must only breed long haired to long haired and short haired to short haired
That is why I got the 2 different types of short haired to see how they would look. Maybe next month I will put them together, as of now they are in 1 cage but with a divider.
I will update whenever I breed them. I love to hear their squeaks and sometimes their purring. Not to hard to feed as long as you have grass and other leafy veggies and some fruits.
They are stress-free pets. And yes we give them baths too but not too much.
Image Credit » mine of my pet guinea pigs