Baldwin Guinea Pig
Like the Skinny pig, the Baldwin guinea pig can be easily recognised by its lack of hair! The breed was developed from a spontaneous genetic mutation in a science lab. They are born fully furred and then lose all their hair 2-5 days later. They will keep their whiskers and sometimes wisps of hair on their feet.
Again, like Skinny pigs, they do not tolerate direct sunlight and cold temperatures very well. They have a higher metabolism than regular haired guinea pigs and require soft bedding to avoid skin irritations.Regular bathing with specialist shampoo or cleanser is recommended.
| APPEARANCE: Entirely hairless except for (on occasions) the odd wisp of hair on their feet. Droopy ears, rubbery skin and visible wrinkles.
| FUN FACTS: Their skin colour is dictated by the colourations and patterns they would have had, had they had hair – e.g. Dutch, Self, Tortoisehell etc.
| PERSONALITY: Known for being intelligent and affectionate.
| HANDLING: Good temperament, if handled regularly. Not ideal for children due to their complicated care requirements.
| GROOMING: Regular fortnightly skin care / washes required.