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Peruvian Guinea Pigs

A peruvian guinea pig with incredible long brown fur A beautiful little peruvian guinea pig with long grey fur A close up of a peruvian guinea pig's beautiful little nose poking out of the long fur A close up of a peruvian guinea pig's lovely little pink nose Peruvian guinea pig

Peruvian History

The Peruvian is one of the oldest breeds of guinea pigs, having been established in this country for well over 100 years. They are believed to have come over to this country from South America via France.

Peruvian Behaviour

They are basically long-haired rosetted guinea pigs, they are born short haired, with two rosettes. As the guinea pig grows, so does its hair, and the top hair parts and grows downwards. The hair around their bottom can reach 20 inches in length, and they have a long fringe which covers their eyes. They are not pets for the faint-hearted! If they are kept as a pet their hair is best trimmed, and they require regular grooming and bathing. Without constant care their hair becomes readily matted. If they are kept for showing then their flowing locks are usually kept in wrappers (curlers!) to keep them clean. Peruvians also have a tendency to chew each others coats, a behaviour known as barbering, and show stock may have to be kept by themselves.

Peruvian Varieties

Peruvians come in a variety of colours, the most popular being tricolour (slate, cream and white) or a mixture of two colours, slate and white, cream and white, or slate and cream.

Peruvian Status

Fairly common

Peruvian Pictures

Yoga Piggie
Guinea pig
Mr coco
Beating the heat
Peaches loves the grass!!
Mom and Daughter
My babies

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Peruvian Guinea pig review - Asa,

I had a very friendly peruvian, she was very sweet and was very adventurous wanting to explore the house. She would lick us showing lots of affection for her humans. RIP little Rosy.

Great animal, great looks - Zoe,

This breed of guinea pigs is my dream breed. I have been able to braid my Peruvian guinea pigs hair, and now it looks superb. Highly recommend if you are looking for an out of the ordinary silly looking guinea pig!

So adorable - Guinea_Pig_Adopter,

Very adorable appearance. Very difficult to find where to buy them, as I bought mine from a guinea pig rescue, so I found him by pure luck. I bought him and his brother. His brother was an abyssinian guinea pig.

Super fun super sweet a ton of work - Zoey,

I love them and I want to adopt more, but they need A TON of attention and grooming if you want them to look how you see on the internet. Daily brushing, monthly baths, and even haircuts from time to time.

- Kyla,

they are super cute!x 1,000,000,000