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3 Baby Skinnies recently born. They will be available in 2 weeks time once weaned off their mother. They are too cute. Only R 1000.00 each. Animal lovers nationwide are going wild for the new bald breed of guinea pig which are just a few inches long and can easily fit in the palm of your hand. Hairless guinea pigs exist, and they look like baby hippos. Apart from being one of the most significant inventions in the history of humankind) is that you can go on with your day and find out that there is a breed of guinea pigs that have no fur and look precisely like tiny cute hippos. Recently, images of these hairless rodent pets surfaced online with many people noticing that they bear more than a passing resemblance to baby hippos. Many started to wonder, how is it possible for a guinea pig not have hair at all? These nearly hairless little creatures may look prehistoric, but, in fact, are the newest breed of guinea pig. The Skinny pig was developed in 1978 by scientists who were conducting dermatology studies. They crossbred a haired guinea pig with one of their hairless lab strains due to a spontaneous genetic mutation, to create a brand new breed perfect for their studies. Since then, the Skinny pig has moved beyond the lab and is gaining popularity in Europe and North America as a family pet. The most common misconception about these weirdly adorable hairless animals is that they are shaved. If you look closer, though, you can see that it is practically impossible to shave a guinea pig that way. It would be not only extremely difficult but also harmful to the small pet. Skinny pigs have a life expectancy of about seven to eight years. Skinny pigs have much the behavior of other guinea pig breeds. • They are generally very well behaved and affectionate animals. • Like other guinea pig breeds they thrive with company and prefer to be around other cavies. If not they require the attention of the owner for a few hours a day.
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