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