Coronet Guinea Pig
The Coronet is a combination of a Silkie and a Crested guinea pig. It has the long, straight hair of a Silkie, but with a rosetted ‘crown’ of a Crested guinea pig on its head. This crossbreed originated in England and they can be seen with many varieties of coat colours and patterns. These attractive guinea pigs are generally good natured and easy to handle. They will, as a result of their long flowing locks, need regular grooming and haircuts! So, they are perhaps best suited for older children and adults, due to the importance of a diligent grooming routine.
| APPEARANCE: Long, straight hair extending back from the head, with one short-haired ‘rosette’ crest on the top of its head.
| FUN FACTS: First bred in ‘good old Blighty’ (England!) in the 1970’s, by crossing a Silkie with a Crested guinea pig.
| PERSONALITY: Good natured, affectionate and playful.
| HANDLING: Generally easy to handle due to their good temperament.
| GROOMING: Very regular grooming will be necessary, ideally every day, to keep their long hair in good condition. Brush to avoid hair knotting and collecting cage debris. Trimming the hair will also be required (perhaps once a month) otherwise it will just keep growing!