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Guinea_pigs_for_Angel - Guinea Pigs Kingdom Phylum Class...

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Guinea Pigs
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Suborder Hystricomorpha Family Caviidae Genus Cavia Species C. porcellus
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The guinea pig is more accurately known as a . There are 7 species of . The domesticated guinea pig has been bred for meat production for at least 3000 years in . Widely used as a source of in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Brought to Europe in the ’s Since the mid 1800’s it has been used in research on nutrition, pathology, genetics, toxicology, etc. It also makes an ideal pet for many people, however it is the most animal that is kept as a pet. It is not a and it does not come from . Thought to have come from the Guinea, which is how much one animal cost way back when.
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Guinea pigs have been used extensively in research on nutrition, many infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, rabies and diphtheria. Seven common varieties of guinea pigs. 1. – rough wiry hair coat. Lots of swirls and cowlicks known as . More rosettes = more desirable. Comes in all colors and color combinations.
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2. – the most common of the guinea pigs. Short glossy fine textured hair. Wide variety of colors and combinations.
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3. – short kinky hair, thick and lies close to the body. Whiskers are also kinked. Wide varieties of colors and combinations.
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4. Or – a longhaired variety. No long frontal sweep .
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5. – short hair, but has a white crest on top of head which is a rosette with a clearly defined center on the forehead. Primarily in the self*, solid and agouti colors. *Self = any plain solid color.
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6. – longhaired variety. Length, evenness and balance of hair important. Lot of time and effort to keep clean. Hair may reach 20 inches. Looks like a mop and often cannot tell which end is which.
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7. guinea pig – Fine, dense, soft and shiny fur. Many colors and combinations.
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guinea pig – nearly . guinea pig – nearly also Skinny
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Texel Guinea Pig At least different breeds.
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Guinea pigs are 8 – 14 inches in length and weigh 1 to 4 pounds. toes on front feet,
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