American Short-haired Guinea Pig
The American Short-haired guinea pig is the most common breed of guinea pig and arguably the most iconic. As the name suggests, this piggy has short, tight fur that requires very little grooming. Generally, America Short-haired guinea pigs make great pets for children, as they enjoy being handled, are very passive in nature and get on well with other piggies.
| APPEARANCE: Short-haired with smooth fur.
| ALTERNATIVE NAMES: English Short-haired or just Short-haired Guinea Pig.
| FUN FACTS: This is the oldest and most common breed of guinea pig in the world.
| PERSONALITY: Known for being good natured and affectionate.
| HANDLING: Generally very passive in nature so ideal for children.
| GROOMING: Do not require regular hair grooming. Occasional brushing will suffice.
At HayPigs!® we have had three American Short-haired guinea pigs, Nutmeg, Neptune and Barnum.