Guinea Pig Breeds

There are many different types breeds of guinea pig, each with their own characteristics, colouring and markings.  Some are more common than others, such as the Abyssinian which is quite a common type of cavy, and some, like the Merino are rarer. Many guinea pigs which you find in the pet shops or rescue centres are a mixture of various breeds.

If you're thinking of getting a new guinea pig, we always recommend that you go to a rescue centre rather than a breeder as there are so many of these lovely pets who need a caring home.

Here is a list of guinea pig breeds with pictures to show you what the different hairdos look like:


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