Most of the Guinea pigs found in homes across the US are short-haired varieties. Their popularity is based on the fact that they're easier to look after than the longer-haired breeds. There are many short-haired guinea pig breeds to choose from, and they come in a great variety of colors.
Short-haired guinea pigs come in many different color combinations
The commonest short-haired Guinea pig varieties are:
- Teddy (also known as a Rex)