If you are new to guinea pigs, you are going to be pleased to discover that there are many different breeds, and this means that you’re going to have to make the choice of the one that appeals to you the most. In all, you are going to find that there are about ten different types of this specific critter, and some are more common than others and are easier to purchase.
The American Guinea Pig
This is the breed that you’re going to find is the most common choice for those that are looking for a guinea pig to bring home. They have a great nature about them and they get along well, not only with the children but with other breeds of guinea pigs as well. They are short hair so they are easy to care for when it comes to grooming.
The Abyssinian Guinea Pig
If you are looking for a breed that is a little bit more exotic and certainly an attention grabber then you are going to want to go with this breed. This is a great choice of guinea pig if you are going to go into the show circuit. They are long-haired and the hair tends to swirl. While this is really cute and intriguing, it also means more care when it comes to grooming. They also have a great personality and are good with the kids.
While most of the breeds are most intriguing and fun to have, if you are looking for one that has a curious nature about it and can be much more intuitive, then this is the breed to go for. It too is a long-haired breed so it is going to require some ongoing grooming efforts.
These are just the main types as listing them all would be impossible: it is recommended that you make an in-depth research before deciding on a breed rather than another.