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Crested Guinea Pigs

Breed Rating (12 Reviews)


Crested History

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.

Crested Varieties

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.

Crested Status

Fairly common

Crested Pictures

Guinea pig eating
Barney McGrew doing his favourite thing- eating grass
Guinea pig eating
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Tri colour crested pig
Zuko - looking very handsome
Zuko - a very sweet guinea pig that loves his cuddles
Marble and Gertrude
Smores my american crested
My guinea pig call buttons.
Chanel, fivio, future my 4 week old babies ????
Here I am!
His name is hallow and he love carrots
Splatter our Crested guinea pig
Crested guinea pig
Crested piggie
Harvey loves he's green foods
Peek a boo Sammy
Kitty Pig

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Latest Reviews For Crested (5 of 12)

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PERFECT - Mandi,

Crested piggies are the best snuggle babies! They are upbeat and easy to please. My Kingslee is the best lil old man!

Amazing - Piggie,

My crested is the softest and friendliest animal Ive had by far. If you play with them a lot, it wont be hard to bond. I love my pig so much!

- An Omleteer,

I have a crested and she is the most lovely little thing. She is gorgeous, has huge eyes and can get anything she wants of of anyone. I thoroughly recommend this breed to new pet owners as English Crested guineas are common and have beautiful temperaments. They can be shy at first though and take a little more training than Americans.

very cute, very funny - Phoebe,

My crested piggie is the biggest sookiest guy with us, but he can be a bit snippy with my smaller boy piggies he lives with. Sometimes he will teeth chatter at us while he is wheeking at us (so we have dubbed him ''mr cranky teeth"), usually he's starts when we stop scratching his chin or tummy because he wants more!

- Weronika,

I have a crested guinea pig. And he is very friendly and cuddly. Crested guinea pigs love to play and like some attention. he loves to play in the garden and eat some grass. As i said crested guinea pigs are very very friendly. I recommend buying one. But they can be hard to find.