Hairless Guinea Pigs Are Like Mini Hippos

Many of us are surfing the internet to bide our time and to find out more about interesting things in the world. Here is a breed of guinea pigs with no fur. They look just like a tiny version of a hippopotamus

You may wonder why no fur?  How is that possible? Do people shave them?

But, they are not shaved. No one will be able to do such a cruel thing. It is a common misconception that it is assumed that they are shaved.

They are known as “Skinny Pigs.” They have some hair on their body in parts like their muzzles, feet, and legs.

These strange little creatures’ photos went viral rapidly with more than a passing likeness to baby hippos to captivate us.

The Skinny Pig stemmed from a mix between the hairless lab strain and the haired guinea pigs. It is also caused by an impulsive genetic mutation that was first recorded in 1978.

These Skinny Pigs were sent to Charles River Laboratories to establish a breeding program with them in 1982. They are now commonly used in dermatology studies.

The Skinny pigs are now pets in people’s homes and they are also popular in labs.

The skinny breed has a complete thymus and a regular immune system with no substantial psychological variances. They need to eat significantly more to preserve their body heat.

This is like some of us that would like to eat what we want and remain slim.

These skinny pigs gained popularity in Canada, Europe, and Russia as pets even though it is a comparatively new pet for the home in the 1990s.

These do have a certain unusual appeal to them even if you are not keen on guinea pigs as pets.

People were really amazed by this adorable breed.

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