Guinea Pigs

bottom view of guinea pig

Captive guinea pigs breed throughout the year and the female gives birth to three or four young after two months.
The male and female guinea pigs are ready to breed when they are only two months old. The photo above is of a male guinea pig's bottom.

You should never breed if the guinea pig has any signs of hair loss for this could be evidence of parasitic or fungal problem.
If it's the boar that has the problem, he is liable to pass it onto the sow. If it's the female who has it, it is not wise to treat her
during pregnancy as some remedies could cause harm to the developing foetuses.

SHORT HAIRED BREEDS

Rex
Satin
Standard Self

 

ROUGH COATED BREEDS

Abyssinian

 

SMOOTH COATED BREEDS

Agouti
Crested
Dutch
Himalayan (Standard&Crested)

 

LONG COATED BREEDS

Coronet
Peruvian
Sheltie

 

RARE BREEDS

Alpaca
Argenti
Bicolour
Brindle
Dalmatian
Harlequin
Magpie
Merino
Roan
Texel
Tortoiseshell


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