Teddy guinea pigs are not very popular but according to the last several years statistics, they are becoming more and more popular all over the world, because they are considered to have very warm personality and become friends with people quickly. That’s why this breed may be the best choice for children and for people who don’t have a lot of time. At first glance, Teddy may look like American Guinea Pig but there are some differences between those breeds.
You might have already noticed that the Teddy guinea pig looks like a small, warm teddy bear. That’s the main reason why it got it’s name. The shape of nose as well as the color of coat makes them very attractive. This breed is one of the newest breeds available today. Teddy guinea pig was born because of the genetic mutation, but don’t be afraid of this word. The mutation that I am talking about is only the appearance, don’t think that they have some physical or mental problems.
Teddy Guinea Pig – Grooming And Care
It’s not a difficult task to care for your little Teddy, but there is a few things that you should keep in mind. Even though they are very warm and cute creatures and don’t have long hair like some other breeds, you must schedule an hour once a week to take care of it. Brushing is necessary but not regularly. You can do it once in two weeks.
Remember that Teddies have much drier skin than other breeds so please never give your pig a bath. Or for example if the coat is very dirty or the pig was outside the house, you can do a bath but very careful. The vets recommend not to make more than 2 baths a year. Another thing that you should know about this breed is that they build a lot of earwax so you must clean their ears from time to time. The best way to do this is to use the damp tower. Sometimes the wax is difficult to get out, you can use oil (mineral).
Teddy Guinea Pigs are good friends to children. They become a really good friends very soon. If you have any questions about this breed, feel free to comment below.