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Texel Guinea Pig

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

4/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Activity level

3/5

Visibility

5/5

Health

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Easy to feed

3/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

The cavy with the Shirley Temple curls

By

United States

Posted Jun 27, 2019

Texel cavies are compact in body type and have a pretty little round head. They are just like any other guinea pig in that they need to be handled a lot and given treats to earn their trust. Once they trust you, they are exceptionally sweet and friendly. Texels tend to be calmer and lower energy than the shorter coated breeds. The texel coat is at it's curliest when the cavy is young. By the time they are a year old, the curls will be more relaxed to slightly wavy. Texel coats are long and can tangle. Especially on the hind end. The coats must be combed weekly to prevent mats. The coat can be trimmed for cleanliness. I keep the coat trimmed up around the hind end especially. If you cut the coat short, the curls will not come back as tight as before. The occasional bath is helpful, but be sure to comb out the coat and remove mats first. Carefully blow dry.

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