There are a large number of different breeds of guinea pigs. differing from each other primarily in length, texture and coloration of the wool. One of the most unusual breeds -rosette guinea pigs  (they are also called Abyssinian).

Rosette guinea pigs received their name due to the unusual structure of the coat:throughout the body of the Abyssinian Guinea pigs positioned outlet made of wool. It seems that the pig is very restlessly asleep, turning over from side to side, and in the morning it was not combed. In general, rosettes can be found in other breeds of guinea pigs, but more often rosette guinea pigs are called Abyssinians.

Abyssinian (rosette) breed appeared due to mutation of the wool gene. which caused the appearance of rosettes of wool on the body of guinea pigs. It originated in England in 1861, gradually spread across Europe and America and in the 20th century was one of the most popular breeds. However, modern rosette guinea pigs differ from their ancestors, because they are a cross between Peruvian and smooth-haired guinea pigs, and the true rosette rock is now considered to be lost.

Female Guinea pigs have short rigid wool length not more 4 cm, it is not fitted to the body, and "stands on end". Ideally, the Abyssinians should have 10 outlets. 4 on the back and on the back, 1 on the shoulders. The limits of the norm are 8-12 outlets. Rosette on the nose is welcome, but if it is not, this is not considered a disadvantage.

But at the same time the main criterion for the assessment of female pigs at shows is the quality of the outlets, and not their number. All outlets should be well-formed, have a circular shape and exit from point centers. The joints of the outlets form even ridges.

In addition to wool, the breeds of guinea pigs also differ in their physique and some other characteristics (just wool is the most obvious distinctive feature that is noticeable even to a non-specialist). So, in the case of female guinea pigs, the body resembles a square in silhouette. The pig itself should look symmetrical: at first glance it seems tousled, but if you look closely, you understand thatoutlet smash her body into even squares. Also, Abyssinians can have almond-shaped eyes, although this is unacceptable for other breeds.

Abyssinians can have a variety of coat colors. including white, gold, brown, chocolate and red. Color can be either monophonic or combined. It's not hard to care for the wool of the rosette guinea pigs, it's enough to carefully comb your pet about once a week to remove the dead hairs.

Female Guinea pigs — one of the most popular breeds not only because of his unusual appearance, but also friendly nature. Abyssinian Guinea pigs quickly attached to a host, they are usually quite aggressive and get along well with children.

Abyssinian Guinea pigs — very funny and naughty animals. They are extremely mobile, so you need to play with them as often as possible, and also let out of the cage for at least an hour every day. If you can not devote enough time to your pet, it makes sense to acquire a companion for the pig, the benefit of the Abyssinians goes well with other breeds of guinea pigs. It's only better that the companion be of the same sex, especially if you do not plan to receive offspring from the pigs.

By the way, about the offspring. It is worth considering that rosette guinea pigs are considered difficult to breed, so if you have a very poor idea of ​​breeding guinea pigs, it is better not to try to get offspring from your Abyssinians. For example, experienced breeders know thatAbyssinians are forbidden to interbreed with long-haired breeds or breeds with another form of rosettes .

Rosette guinea pigs are an ideal choice for those who have never kept a guinea pig house. itfun and friendly Pets. care for which is not very difficult.

Hello, we do not have a big problem, a couple of months ago, we died pig, decided to buy the same, bought a rosette, but it smells very strong, the previous one did not smell at all. were already tortured to wash it. and even from the anus that something has come out, oblong and red! but the pig has not lost its activity! there is not a pig for a month, we do not even know who is the boy or the girl.

Prepare the box. With the prolapse of the rectum, mumps do not live. And do not take infants. It is necessary to choose a pig from such age, from what it is possible to take out on an exhibition. That is, children who are three months old. Then there will be no problems.

sea ​​piggy rosette couple .malchiku 5 years old. almost 3 g of the girl. the first time there were three broods. and now sit together more than half a year. and nechevo no. explain why. they are in love but they do not have offspring. the cat once ate one small one. overlooked. it can not be obtained from Stresa nichevo or simply Temka. explain why. They are very amusing and affectionate birch on the hands immediately lick them. so probably thank for the care.

The sex of guinea pigs is difficult to determine, females and males are very similar. But still there is a difference. The male has an appreciable distance between the anal opening and the piper than the females. Look at the internet, there are pictures there.

good afternoon. bought a guinea pig about a month ago and can not understand what kind of breed it is. fluffy and on her back is closer to the tail as a peacock's wool stands on end .. please help determine.