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Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs require a lot of attention are quite pricey to keep as they require fresh vegetables every day including Green peppers (very important for the vitamin C content), Tomatoes, Lettuce (not iceberg), Carrots, Parsley, Cucumber, Broccoli, Cabbage in small amounts, Celery, sweetcorn.  They also love bananas, watermelon, strawberries, apples and oranges.

They require regular grooming, bathing and nail clipping. Their cages need to be cleaned at least once a week.

There are different types of Guinea pig: 3 long straight haired varieties, the sheltie, the Peruvian and the coronet. There are 3 long curly haired varieties, the texel, the alpaca and the Merino. The short haired varieties are the rex, the Abyssinian and the smooth haired.  They originated in South America

Sheltie guinea pig eating lettuce. Straight fluffy coat

Peggy-sue, a Sheltie guinea pig.

Guinea pig clan. Brown, black & white patches.

Short haired guinea pigs

Guinea pig with luxuriant, curly coat

Texel Guinea pig, with long, curly hair.

 

Fluffy guinea pig with 3 babies How rewarding it is when our pets have babies! "Children are a reward from God," says the Bible. Psalm (Song) 127 verse 3

 

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