Category: Guinea Pig
Facts about Coronet Guinea Pigs, the Coronet Guinea Pig is one of the long-haired breeds of guinea pigs, which resembles the Silkie Guinea Pig. However, the major difference between these two guinea pig breeds is that the Coronet Guinea Pig has a rosette or coronet in the middle of its head. This Coronet Guinea Pig breed has a unique whorl of fur and this rising breed is fairly the showstopper.
The Coronet Guinea Pig was initially developed in England during the middle part of the 1970s. This Coronet Guinea Pig breed is a result of the crossing between an American Crested Guinea Pig and a Silkie Guinea Pig. The Coronet Guinea Pig breed was developed separately in the United States during the late 1970s, using Silkie Guinea Pigs and non-conforming White Crested Guinea Pigs with longer hair on the remains. The Coronet Guinea Pig breed was first recognized in 1998 by the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
The Coronet Guinea Pig breed has a crest on the top of their head. The individuality of this guinea pig breed lies in its crest, with a big rosette right on the peak of its head. The hair of the Coronet Guinea Pig breed will not have a part and its elongated hairs will grow backwards above their body. These Coronet Guinea Pig breeds are not like their White Crested forerunners because their crests may assume any color and may have white color on any element of the body. These Coronet Guinea Pigs can also be seen in Satin, a coat which is glossier and denser. The Coronet Guinea Pig comes in an extensive variety of patterns and colors, which make them an ideal animal for showing.
Coronet Guinea Pig breeds are not similar to other types of uncommon guinea pig breeds and they prefer to live indoors because they will not perform well outdoors. Coronet Guinea Pigs prefer to live in a setting with temperatures between 10 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius.
In the captive, the Coronet Guinea Pigs are fed with a normal guinea pig diet that includes fresh hay, fresh water, vitamin C pellets, and fresh vegetables.
The Coronet Guinea Pig breed needs more grooming than the short-haired guinea pig breeds. This is for the reason that their hair can turn out to be matted or knotted if it is not taken care of. Grooming the hair of these breeds can be easily achieved by using a short brush plastic comb. The Coronet Guinea Pig breeds need grooming at least once or twice in a month. While grooming, they need extra attention to their hair at the base and their backside because excrement can accumulate very easily. If this breed is kept as a pet, the animal may need its hair trimmed shorter than it they may need for show purposes. These guinea pigs need frequent brushing to keep their coat appearing great.
The Coronet Guinea Pigs are curious, playful, and affectionate. The Coronet Guinea Pigs long for attention, and between their humorous antics and strange look, they magnetize it naturally. The Coronet Guinea Pig breed is a multipurpose animal because they are suitable for keeping as a funny yet cuddly pet as well as developing them as a show animal. The Coronet Guinea Pig breeds are not ideal pets for novice breeders because they need an extraordinary care to maintain them.
The average lifespan of the Coronet Guinea Pig ranges from 6 years to 8 years.