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02-13-12, 01:51 pm
Hello everyone:)

My name is Samantha , I am married with 4 children ages 5-15 and a month ago we got 2 4 month old Guinea pigs. Shadow is an Abyssinian and Ginger is a short haired. They are both female but my 5 and 7 year old boys named them! Our family gets so much enjoyment out of them! However I am a little concerned because I have not found a good answer for my question through google searching, but came across this board:). I have noticed both of them that the color of their fur is changing. Shadow is black and white and arond his face on his color is getting brownish/blondish patches. Ginger is brown and white, but I noticed on her rump that part of the brown is changing to more of a tan color. Is this normal or is there a health problem? Thank you!

02-13-12, 01:56 pm
Welcome! From what I have heard it's normal. Some do it, and other's don't. I guess it's just like how we age from an infant to an adult, our hair changes colors.

02-13-12, 01:56 pm
Welcome to the forum! We'd love to see some pigtures of your babies!!

I'm not sure, I'd think their colors are changing b/c they are young and growing, so as new hair grows it is changing color, etc. I'm sure someone w/ more knowledge would know more. Good luck! :)

P.S. I have a pig named Ginger too!! :-D

02-13-12, 02:09 pm
I've noticed that on one of my two year old boars too. He's dark brown and white, but I've noticed that his brown patches are getting "peppered" with white hairs.

02-13-12, 02:19 pm
Thank you so much! I was getting worried. I'll try post pictures soon:)