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Guinea Pigs

Silkie

Synonym(s): Sheltie

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

General information

  • Known as Silkie in the USA, and Sheltie in the UK.
  • Originally called the Angora.
  • Similar to the Peruvian, but it doesn't have the sweep of hair that covers the face and there is no parting down the back; the hair is also softer, finer, and shinier.
  • They require a lot of grooming; if the guinea pig is not a show animal, the hair can be trimmed to keep it tidy and to remove any knots/matted areas.

Biological Data

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