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Silkie Guinea Pig

Silkie Guinea Pig Breed
Silkie Stats
Scientific Name:  Caviidae porcellus
Size:  8 to 9 inches
Origin:  South America, specifically the Peruvian Andes
Life Expectancy:  7 years
Temperament:  friendly, active
Varieties:  none

Silkie Species Profile

Known as the Sheltie in England, the Silkie guinea pig breed has soft, long hair. The hair grows from the nose and over the back. The breed requires a lot of grooming.

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