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What are the different types of guinea pigs?
There are many different types breeds of guinea pig, each with their own characteristics, colouring and markings. Some are more common than others, such as the Abyssinian which is quite a common type of cavy, and some, like the Merino are rarer. Many guinea pigs which you find in the pet shops or rescue centres are a mixture of various breeds.
Are guinea pigs popular in the US?
American guinea pigs are a medium-sized breed, with a wonderful temperament, laid-back personality and a cute, low-maintenance coat. This, combined with the fact that they鈥檙e typically very healthy animals, has helped make them the most popular breed in the USA.
Which is the best breed of guinea pig to get?
13 Guinea Pig Breeds: A Complete List (With Pictures) 1 1. Abyssinian. Image Credit: Kirill Kurashov, Shutterstock. 2 2. American. 3 3. Peruvian. 4 4. Sheltie/Silkie. 5 5. Sheba. More items
What colors do guinea pigs come in?
Self-colored guinea pigs come in several different colors, including the following: In contrast to self-colored guinea pigs, which bear only a single color, other guinea pigs bear distinct color patterns. Some of the most noteworthy color patterns include: