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All About the Abyssinian Guinea Pig

Where Did Abyssinian Guinea Pigs Come From? Abyssinia is a geographic region in Africa that covers modern-day Eritrea and northern Ethiopia, but Abyssinian guinea pigs did not come from Africa.  Nor did they come from Guinea or …

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Abyssinian Guinea Pig Colors

Abyssinian guinea pigs are distinguished by their rosettes (hair radiating in a circle from a center point).  They have 8-10 rosettes on their body and head.  They usually have a rosette on each shoulder, four …

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Abyssinian Guinea Pig Infographic

Here is an infographic I made to show some facts about Abyssinian Guinea Pigs at a glance. The first Abyssinian guinea pigs were introduced to Europe in the 1600s. They were prized possessions and were …