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    Full haired skinny pig?

    Hello guys, I was wondering if you could help me identify what type of fur my little girl Sage has. It's wiry and tight like a skinny pig's, except it's longer and all over her body. My other guinea pig had fur mostly like this too when I first got him, but it's since calmed down quite a bit and isn't as long.

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    Re: Full haired skinny pig?

    Looks like a Teddy to me.

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    Re: Full haired skinny pig?

    Ah that's cool! I was always under the assumption teddy's where soft from the online pictures, whereas she seems bristly, so it's good to know. Thanks!

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    Re: Full haired skinny pig?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePigAlchemist View Post
    Looks like a Teddy to me.
    I agree. A Teddy's fur is a bit wiry which could be interpreted as being "bristly".

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    Re: Full haired skinny pig?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritPiggies View Post
    Ah that's cool! I was always under the assumption teddy's where soft from the online pictures, whereas she seems bristly, so it's good to know. Thanks!
    They do look pretty soft. I have one and I was surprised when I first met him that his fur was so thick and coarse. Here's a picture of mine:

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    Re: Full haired skinny pig?

    Ah he's so cute! Do you think hers will come in neater like that when she is older? It's kind of everywhere right now

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    Re: Full haired skinny pig?

    Hard to say. I got him at 3 years old, and he's always looked like this. I could definitely see her hair changing over time, though. It does seem to happen with the longer haired pigs especially.

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