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    Cool Hello!

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    Gambino is my boyfriend & I's (maybe) American Cuy-mix, he's less than a year old. We saved him from Petco (which if you didn't know, they throw out their unwanted animals. Check out my blog post for a video).
    He has five toes on each paw in the front & four toes on each paw in the back (blog post). He loves swimming around in the tub, Romaine lettuce, and butt rubs!
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    Gandalf, who now belongs to my boyfriend's younger brother, is an albino male. He has cute gray-tipped ears and is really sweet. We think he may be mostly blind but he's a happy guy I don't know how old he is since the lady at the pet store said he used to be owned, I guess his previous owners left him there

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    Re: Hello!

    Gandalf is at least partly a himi (Himalayan) if he has gray-tipped ears. Albinos (and technically, there's no such thing as an albino guinea pig -- they're lacking some gene needed to be true albinos) in any species are totally white.

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    Re: Hello!

    Even if they have red eyes they're not considered albino?

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    Re: Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by SativaFlower View Post
    Even if they have red eyes they're not considered albino?
    Nope! Not all animals with red eyes are albino! I have had guinea pigs with red eyes and multicolored fur! They lack the gene for albinism, can't be an albino without that type of mutation. Welcome to the forum! Your pigs are beautiful, I love Gambino's extra toes they make him special! One of my friends has a hedgehog with extra toes!

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    Re: Hello!

    Wait...PetCo throws out their unwanted animals?!? to where? they just release them to the wild or something? how sad..

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    Quote Originally Posted by richguinea View Post
    Wait...PetCo throws out their unwanted animals?!? to where? they just release them to the wild or something? how sad..
    Here is the link to the video: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4dHwmdFb4B...bino+water.jpg

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    Re: Hello!

    Oh wow! That's pretty cool, thank you (:
    and thank you again haha!

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    Re: Hello!

    Hi and welcome to the forum!

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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome! Gambino looks identical to my pig Furrybottom! How funny.

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    Re: Hello!

    Hello! Thank you (:

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    Re: Hello!

    Thank you! What breed is Furrybottom? I got Gambino with little to no information about him

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    Re: Hello!

    Hi and welcome! Those boys are beautiful!

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    hello there and welcome
    I am blind so cant see picks

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    Re: Hello!

    I don't know if I told you yet how much I love Gambino! (I've seen you post a few pictures) What a unique guy! Does he really like the bath?! I've never heard of a pig who does before!

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    Thank you @Guinealea ! Yes he does (: we also use a little cap to pour water on him & he purrs while we do

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    Re: Hello!

    Thank you @Stephanieg518

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    Re: Hello!

    My pig is also an American Cuy. Let me upload a picture.
    Last edited by PiggleLove2013; 08-23-14 at 06:46 pm.

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    Re: Hello!

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    He looks more red than your pig in this photo but it's just the lighting.

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    Re: Hello!

    @PiggleLove2013 Thank you for this! I don't know much about cuys but many people have told me that Gambino could be one (: They look like they could be related!
    Is your piggie a lot bigger than other ones as well?

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    Re: Hello!

    Yep A whopping 4 pounds.

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