- Texels are prone to getting hay tangled up in our fur. Fur trims can help prevent this.
- Texels (and certain other guinea pig breeds) are more prone to entropion, a condition where the eyelashes of newborns turn inward and irritate the eye. This can be treated with a sterile eye lubricant.
- It is important to keep the hind leg nails of your texel clipped because if we scratch ourselves with long nails, we can pull hair out or start a tangle.
So we're perhaps a little more work than your average short-haired guinea pig, but we're totally worth it!
Does everyone remember Gloria, the texel I got to meet when we when to the pignic? Well, while we're on the subject of texels, the Metropolitan Guinea Pig rescue recently released a new video of her that I feel I have to share: