Can you cross breed guinea pigs?
In this regard, which guinea pig breed is the friendliest?
Below is the tabulation of the top 7 breeds of guinea pigs and their respective score of friendliness indicated against them on a scale of 1-10.
- Abyssinian (10)
- Teddies (9.6)
- American (9)
- Crested (8.5)
- Peruvians (8)
- Silkies (7)
- Texels (6.5) Now you may ask me how a mere number can help you make an informed decision.
Furthermore, what is the rarest type of guinea pig? There are lots of breeds of these small, active animals some of which are considered pretty rare and others incredibly popular.
- The Teddy Guinea Pig.
- The White-crested Guinea Pig.
- The Peruvian Satin Guinea Pig.
- The American Satin.
- The Merino.
- The Coronet.
- The Sheltie or Silkie.
- Choosing the Right Guinea Pig.
Also, can a guinea pig mate with a rabbit?
Yes, of course, but not with each other. To mate and produce fertile offspring the animals have to be of the same species. Animals of closely related species can produce sterile offspring.
Is breeding guinea pigs dangerous?
Never breed guinea pigs for fun. Breeding guinea pigs is risky and can harm or kill your beloved pet. Guinea pig sows have a high mortality rate associated with pregnancy ketosis, which is a metabolic problem where the sow slowly poisons herself and dies of blood poisoning.