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    Straight haired Abyssinian?

    A friend of mine got a guinea pig recently and she's puzzled by its look. It looks like an Abyssinian without any rosettes. She's wondering if it's a cross between American and Abyssinian, is that possible?



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    Re: Straight haired Abyssinian?

    Could be, but I can't be certain because i've never had an Abbyssinian and American cross, however it does have rather long hair so maybe it's a cross of Abbyssinian and Peruvian (dont know if that was spelt right).
    Either way, the piggy is really cute, i'm sure your friend has nothing to be puzzled about, as long as its healthy then all should be fine

    By the way, I couldn't help but notice that the piggy was on grids. That is horribal for a piggy. I sujest that be changed to smoth non grid flooring.

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    Re: Straight haired Abyssinian?

    Quote Originally Posted by loveurpetalways View Post
    Either way, the piggy is really cute, i'm sure your friend has nothing to be puzzled about, as long as its healthy then all should be fine
    The piggy is under treatment for parasites, another reason why people should not buy from pet stores .

    Quote Originally Posted by loveurpetalways View Post
    By the way, I couldn't help but notice that the piggy was on grids. That is horribal for a piggy. I sujest that be changed to smoth non grid flooring.
    I know! I've been bombarding her with the advantages of keeping pigs in a large coroplast cage so she will be making one soon.

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    Re: Straight haired Abyssinian?

    I'm going toward and American Silkie cross. Well, no. It has the hair on the top of his head that confuses me.
    Okay, now I think Coronet/American cross.
    It would explain the long hair (coronet).
    It would explain the hair not being TOO long, and smooth (american).
    And, coronets have one "cowlick" on the top of there head. That could explain the mohawk thing he has going on.

    Gr, or maybe american/peruvian. Their hair flips forward.
    I give up! But, truthfully, I don't see any Abyssinian in her.

    I urge you to keep telling your friend about the pros of a c&c, but until then, she needs to put something on the bottom of the cage to keep him from breaking his toes/legs in the wires.

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    Re: Straight haired Abyssinian?

    Aww poor piggy, hopefully it feels better soon.
    And good kee "bombarding her" :P C&C cages are the best for piggies

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    Re: Straight haired Abyssinian?

    I forgot to add, does this piggy have a friend? Let your friend no the full advantages of adopting
    Except sometimes, pet stores are better
    I say that because I adopted and later found out the spca gave me a sick piggy
    Spent over 400$ on him to get him better, if the spca would have done or said something, he could still be with us.
    R.I.P larry

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    Re: Straight haired Abyssinian?

    Looks like an abby silkie to me.

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    Re: Straight haired Abyssinian?

    Quote Originally Posted by loveurpetalways View Post
    I forgot to add, does this piggy have a friend? Let your friend no the full advantages of adopting
    It's a lone piggy but quite lively! My friend is planning on adopting a second piggy after this one is free of parasites.

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    Re: Straight haired Abyssinian?

    You might as well tell your friend to use wire flooring and get a C&C cage. That must hurt the piggies feet!

    But I don't know what breed it is! She or he is certainly adorable though.

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    Re: Straight haired Abyssinian?

    My piggie almost has the same look!
    She has hair that stands straight up on her shoulder blades and like half of her back, but then it goes down to normal for the rest of her back and butt!

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