Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Guinea Pig Breeds: Texels

In 1980, an English breeder combined a Silkie and a Rex to create Texels. Texels were recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in 1998.

There are a few things you should know about caring for a Texel:

  • Our backs may be sensitive, so we might not like being pet as much as other breeds.
  • Some people say Texels should be brushed daily, although many Texels hate that. If you do brush your Texel, you should be careful not to stretch out and ruin our ringlets with the brush. Texels may get used to being brushed over time. Alternatively, you can run your finger through their fur and untangle any knots you find.
  • Like all long-hair breeds, we need to washed regularly. We recommend using Gorgeous Guineas.
  • We need to get our fur trimmed regularly around our backsides. Otherwise, waste may stick to it, and this could lead to infection.

 Do you think I need another fur trim? 
Texels are just normal guinea pigs, except cuter. 


  1. how big are guinea pigs at 3 weeks

  2. Rex is actually a breed of rabbits. What you probably ment was Teddy. Google it if you are skeptical