Another breed of guinea pigs which is very adorable and lovely is called Rex. It is a short-haired piggy with hair up to 1 cm. Most of them have different types of hairs which protects their coat from moisture. Rex Guinea Pig has a long ears with dense in addition to the rough coat. Guinea pigs of this breed can grow up to 30 cm. Rex guinea pigs are available in different colors as a result of process of reproduction and combining of breeds. They live up to 6 years depending on the environment and care that they receive from their owners. The perfect breeding period is between 22- 40 weeks age.
Rex Guinea Pig Diet
This breed is so popular because doesn’t need any special diet or care. Like all other guinea pigs, Rex need mixed food, including fresh vegs and fruits. Also remember that all guinea pigs, including this breed can’t produce Vitamin C on their own. This means that in order to avoid health problems you should give them fruits which contain it. Don’t forget about water, it’s very important. Change water daily and make sure that your pet can easily access it in cage. During the winter season, guinea pigs may not drink water at all if they get enough from fresh vegetables and fruits, but during the hot days, guinea pigs drink a lot of water.
There is not so much information available about this breed but the one thing I can tell you for sure – it’s a good choice to buy rex for children because they are gentle and calm and at the same time doesn’t require much time for grooming or trimming like other breeds. The temperament of rex guinea pigs is very gentle if they are handled in good condition. This piggies come in different color variation. If you have any questions about this breed feel free to ask below.