Breed Rating (6 Reviews)



Crested guinea pigs conform to the Self colours, but have a crest or rosette on their forehead. Self Crested guinea pigs have a crest the same colour as their body colour, whereas American Crested have a crest that is a different colour to their body colour, commonly a white crest on a solid coloured body. The crested gene is dominant to non-crested, so that a smooth guinea pig bred from a crested parent cannot be a crested carrier.


Due to selective breeding most breeds also have a crested counterpart e.g. Agouti, Himalayan, Roan and Dalmatian. A Crested mated with a Sheltie is how the Coronet breed was created. The coronet is a relatively new breed, first recognised in the early 1970s.


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Latest Reviews For Crested (5 of 6)

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Fantastic - Phil,

We had a crested for 10 years. We got him when he was 8 weeks old, a little black and white kit. Great with kids, loved everyone. He was wicked tough. We got a kitten when he was about 9 years old. The kitten was 6 months old, 12 pounds against a 2 pound guinea pig. The cat met him and swiped at him, guinea pig turned around and bit him. He was tough and lived a long time. The best pet I ever had

my guinea pig - Shaniece,

I have a crested guinea pig and he is vary vocal but doesn't like to be held or picked up when you go to pick him up he will run but you can catch him and then you fine with being held

very good - Jonathan,

A very nice type of guineapig as i had had 3 and all have been very cuddely. Right now my guinea-pig(Splodgy) likes to sit on mt sholder and is completly potty-trained. I would suggest a crested for a first pet, first guneapig, or for any reason. If you get a crested then I suggest you get anuther one or play with with him/her 2 times a day.

- Elle,

I have this type of guinea pig his name is Diesel and he is very friendly and likes to learn new tricks

love this piggie - Jalynne,

my guinea pigs name is drake he is a crested i love him they r very easy to train

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