Animal Stories - Silkie Guinea Pig

Animal-World Information about: Silkie Guinea Pig

   The coat of the beautiful Silkie Guinea Pig sweeps back over its body like a cloak!
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hannah - 2016-06-01
how long do they live?

Emma - 2016-05-18
Where did you find this picture? it looks EXACTLY like my guinea pig. I'm not mad. Just curious.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2016-05-25
    Well, this picture was contributed to us by Pig Podge way back in 2007. Here name is Latte, and unfortunately guinea pigs have short lifespan of only 4 - 8 years. Here's what Pig Podge told us about Latte, 'This is Latte the abyssinian guinea pig. She is very skittish but sweet. She can be nippy but i love her anyways! She is about 8 months old and lives with Mocha the Silky.shelty.'
connie - 2016-05-15
I'm looking for a female silkie or sheltie guinea pig. I have another female and want a companion for her.

victoria - 2015-07-02
My guinea pig olive is also a silkie. She is calico and very shy and sweet.she is very shy around my other older female guinea pig. Is there something I'm doing wrong while introducing them? Ive put there cages next to eachother and they run around on the same floor together but whenever my older female tries to sniff or play with my silkie female she shys away and goes in her little igloo. My older female is 7 months and my younger one is 10 weeks . Is it too much of an age gap? Or is it starting to become agressive behavior? Its very hard to tell because I think its my older one just getting excited and then scaring the little one away cos shes never had a friend before.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-07-09
    Guinea pigs are very social. They like, and need, companionship. It sounds like you've done a great job at getting them used to each other, but like you say, the younger one is just shy. If there is aggression going on, you will see things like raised fur or yawning, which can be barring teeth, but it doesn't sound like that is happening.  It is probably just a matter of time for them to get along comfortably in a shared space. Try creating individual areas for each, like adding two or more hides, so that each one can have its own place to retreat.
kokyikaung - 2013-02-14
i have one but i dont know male or female. can you help me with  male and female photo

Haley Stanton - 2008-10-27
I think the guinea pig is very cute and it looks similar to mine

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-28
    So cute.
  • Shayla Wilson - 2012-03-20
    I just might get that kind of guinea pig. I LOVE IT!
soppy - 2010-06-03
I love guinea pigs and i will be looking after my godmothers soon xxxxxxx

Paige - 2012-05-24
I was trying to figure out what kind of breed my guinea pig was. I looked online and found the description of a silkie guinea pig, so I searched for a picture, and when I saw this one I did a double take, as I thought it was my piggy in the picture. They look exactly alike. I absolutely love guinea pigs and my one makes me laugh so much as she is so dopey. She loves to climb up to my neck and hide in my hair and also loves lying on her back for some reason! She's a happy little sausage, but doesn't take too kindly to her mate (a rosette) trying to be the dominant one of the pair.

Alice Butler - 2010-06-13
Sheltie guinea pigs are sooo cute - I have 3 shelties
they're not that hard to look after as long as you regularly cut and brush their hair.
I also have a guinea pig with a rosette.
Guinea pigs are amazing pets.

Rene'e - 2009-06-20
What is the average life span for a fancy rat and is it differant than a hairless rat? What is all this talk about blue rats having something wrong with them? Is it true and if so, what is it that is differant than a normal colored fancy rat? Also, can rats have tomatoes? onions? Why can female rats only have oranges and not limes or lemons? What if your rat likes the taste of limes and lemons? Then what, is it just the taste or is there actually something bad for them?
What is the average weight for female guinea pigs in pounds or ounces? Are there any types of food that are bad for them that you don't usually hear of? My one female had a cyst, we went to the vet and they took care of it, but it seems to be coming back. Is there any food that I should or shouldn't be giving her?
Thanks for your help and advice.