Introduction and behavior of Himalayan Guinea pigs

The Himalayan guinea pig is one of the pig breeds in the Guinea pig breeds. This breed is one of the most interesting among all the Guinea pig breeds. This breed of pigs originated from South America. It is sometimes referred to as the Siamese cat of guinea pigs. Just like most other guinea pig breeds, the Himalayan was brought to Europe more than a hundred years ago. The Himalayan guinea pig is a short, pointed pig with a white thick body with darker highlights on the ear, nose, and feet. These dark highlights are usually black or brown. The foot pads and toes are also dark. The eyes of a Himalayan Guinea pig are pink and bold. Their color and appearance is what makes the Himalayan guinea pig so unique. Sometimes people refer to this breed as the albino breed of animal. This pig is born purely white in color and the spots develop at a later age. Interestingly, the spots at the Himalayan guinea pig ears to match with the one at the feet regarding the color. To reach its final coloring, the Himalayan pig can take up to a maximum of three months. The colors are closely related to the environment the pig is living in. The owners of the pigs need to regularly and closely observe the pig in order to note the color changes in the pig. The Himalayan guinea pig color fades when the pig is sick, stressed or when overly exposed to sunlight. The pigs do well living in cooler conditions. At their tender age, these pigs make very good pets. The Himalayan guinea pig is a stout animal with a great temperament and very friendly to human beings. A study shows that these pigs love and enjoy spending time with human beings. They are very sociable. These pigs are very gentle and it is very unlikely for them to hurt a human or other pigs.  This pig loves the company of other pigs from any breed in the guinea pigs breed. Just like most other animals, Himalayan guinea pig behaves in accordance with the number of pigs and gender living in the same cage. These pigs interestingly try to communicate to each other and also to human beings via certain sounds they make. Some of these sounds signify that they are hungry, frightened, lonely or mating aggression. All these conditions are represented by different types of sounds. A Himalayan guinea pig gives birth to six or seven piglets, but this is not a limited number. It could be lower or slightly higher. During the pregnancy period, the Himalayan guinea pig tends to develop some critical conditions and it is recommended that great care is taken from them. Averagely  these pigs live for a period of five to seven years if good care is taken from them, they can live up to ten years.

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