By Daphne Petty
Brandon, Florida, United States
Posted Jan 10, 2019
I'll admit, I think these guys are weird. Guinea pigs are cute but half the time I don't really know what to do with them and I think hairless guinea pigs require a bit more tender care due to their temperaments and the fact that they can be easily scratched. If they do get scratched, you can put some Neosporin on the cut and that does help, though their environment should be routinely checked to make sure there is nothing that can hurt them in it.
They should be given a larger enclosure than other pets of their sort and so that should be taken into consideration when choosing which pet to get. While skittish they're generally curious and need space to roam around in their cage, in addition to plenty of time outside of their cage.
Some people may wonder, which is better, a hairless guinea pig or a hairless rat? Personally, I think rats have better personalities but hairless guinea pigs are simply just less strange to look at for people who are a little weirded out by hairless things.