American Guinea Pig
Category: Guinea Pig
Facts about American Guinea Pigs, the American Guinea Pig is the oldest and the most popular Guinea pig breed. The American Guinea Pig breeds are descendents of the South American Tschudi Guinea Pig breeds. The American Guinea Pigs are supposed to have been first cultivated around 5000 BC in the Andes. The Guinea pig breed with short hair was first recognized as the English Guinea Pig, and in some worldwide countries, it is still called the English Guinea Pig. The Cavy Breeders Association of America called this English Guinea Pig bred the American Guinea Pig during the 1960s.
The American Guinea Pig has a small body with the length that ranges from 8 inches to 9 inches (20 cm to 22.5 cm). The American Guinea Pig breed has a round snout with famous ears and has a short, soft coat. ThE American Guinea Pig breed has no curled hair and they come in a range of colors. The American Guinea Pig is identical to the American Satin pig, except the coat of this guinea pig breed is fine, thick and extra glossy. The American Guinea Pig is a newer guinea pig breed in the United States, and it has gained recognition from the Cavy Breeders Association of America only recently.
The American Guinea Pigs are fairly small animals, while through choosy breeding, a range of dissimilar strains of pigs have been developed. The American Guinea Pigs come in sizes that range from pets as petite as a rat up to pets as large as a small dog. They also come in a variety of hair styles.
A healthy American Guinea Pig will have dazzling eyes, a healthy coat and fine sound teeth. Any age and either gender of these American Guinea Pig breeds will make a good pet.
One major reason that the American Guinea Pig breeds are so popular is that they are trouble-free to care for. The American Guinea Pig's small hair needs minimum maintenance because its hair does not easily mat and they carry out a good job of maintaining themselves clean. This makes these small animals an excellent option for a kid's pet.
In the captive, the American Guinea Pig should be provided with a good accommodation and a high-quality diet to keep them healthy and happy.
The American Guinea Pig can be seen in an extensive diversity of colors and patterns, and they can have any of the nineteen colors for showing. These American Guinea Pigs need an abundance of exercise and they also feel affection for playing. They prefer to be outside or sprint around in the home for short periods of time with proper supervision. These American Guinea Pigs breeds need time for exploring and they need a minimum of one hour of controlled floor time daily.
The American Guinea Pig breeds make immense pets and they do not bite. They are active, friendly, and economical breeds that have a lovable character. The American Guinea Pigs are easy to handle and feed and they are also inclined to be strong little animals, and they do not contract sicknesses very easily.
The average lifespan of the American Guinea Pig ranges from 8 years to 10 years.
"Scientific name for Guinea Pig Cavia Porcellus".