It is recommended that the Himalayan guinea pig is fed on a similar diet to any other breed of guinea pigs. The general diet for a Himalayan pig is mostly made up of vegetables, grains, and fruits. The Himalayan guinea pig, however, tends to have a favorite dish in pellets. They love feeding on pellets. This pig should also be supplied with a constant source of proteins and also a right dosage of vitamin C. The guinea pigs also like vegetables so much and so does the Himalayan guinea pig. Vegetables are important to this breed of pigs as they are a great source of food nutrients. The kind of vegetables that the Himalayan guinea pig should be fed to include the following; kale, cabbage, carrots, tomato, spinach, parsley, clover, romaine lettuce and dandelion greens.

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These are the most nutritious vegetable for this pig breed and they do not cause any nutritious problems or stomach upsets or stress to the pig. It is advisable to feed the pigs only on fresh vegetables to avoid nutritional complications. The other kind of feeds highly recommended for the Himalayan guinea pig at any particular age is the Timothy or Orchard grass. This is a very important meal for the Himalayan guinea pig. Timothy hay is recommended because it has a greater nutritional value as compared to other types of hay. This grass helps to maintain the teeth of the pig in a good shape by preventing them from overgrowing. It also helps to keep the digestive system of the pig in an ideally excellent condition.The hay should be completely free from pesticides as they can harm the pig if in large quantities. The Himalayan guinea pig loves chewing, a lot. Therefore, this grass and hay should always be available to the pig all the time if possible. This pig should also be provided with fruits as a supplement to the diet. The recommended fruits to feed the pig on including the following; grapes, tomatoes, and strawberries. The fruits should be fresh when being fed to the pigs. Feeds with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits are discouraged as the pigs can choke on them. While purchasing ready-made feeds for the pigs it is highly recommended that you purchase the feeds specifically made from the Himalayan guinea pig as this is the feed with the right amount of nutrients and a balanced diet. The Himalayan guinea pig also needs to drink plenty of clean water. The water should not contain minerals such as calcium as it is not recommendable. The water provided to these pigs should be purged from the unwanted minerals. The meals and water should always be provided in clean dishes or troughs. The leftovers should be cleared from the troughs. If leftovers are left in the troughs till they rot, it could lead to a problem if the pigs feed on them. The most important thing to note about the diet of a Himalayan guinea pig is that Vitamin C is very essential. Deficiency of vitamin C in the Himalayan guinea pig leads to poor pigmentation and other health problems. The remedy for this is providing the pigs with sufficient vitamin C in the form of chewing tablets or liquid drops.

The Texel Guinea Pig breed is one of the most recent recognised breeds in the present day. Despite their newly appointed status, they have quickly become a very popular and sought after addition to the guinea pig scene. Their long, curly hair is a product of their initial origins. Texel Guinea Pigs were originally a cross between the well recognised Rex Guinea Pig and the Silkie Guinea Pig breeds.

Before the final breed was founded, it is quite likely that other breeds attributed to the formation of the modern Texel Guinea Pig through various generations of breeding prior to it being recognised as its own breed, and not just a cross of others. Rex Guinea Pigs feature a short, dense coat, with either straight or wavy haired variants. They are known to have a calm nature, being very placid and love to be handled. Like the Texel Guinea Pig, Silkie Guinea Pigs, also commonly known as Sheltie Guinea Pigs, have very long hair which gets longer further down their backs. Unlike the Peruvian Guinea Pig, their hair does not part along its back. This too is a newer breed of guinea pig, discovered in the 1970s. Again, this breed is gentle and friendly, like the Rex Guinea Pig, so this attributes to the Texel Guinea Pigs desired nature. Combined they have developed a unique curly-haired, long coat that is one of the main features that have attributed to their popularity among the guinea pig community. The Texel Guinea Pig joins the increasing number of popular crossbreeds, such as the Teddy Guinea Pig and the Skinny Pig. This mixed breed was originally thought to be first adopted in England, during the 1980s. Since then, many generations and several crossings later, it was first recognised by the ACBA (American Cavy Breeders Association) in 1998 and has been increasing in popularity from this time. From then, they have been entered into shows across the board and have been becoming more and more prominent as the years progress.

The US standard for these cute critters is that they should possess tightly woven curls that cover the entire body of the Texel Guinea Pig, this includes the hair covering the stomach. The hair on the face is much shorter than the rest of its body, this ensures that they have full use of their facial features. For show purposes, a part along the body lengthwise is acceptable. By English standards, the country from which the Texel Guinea Pig originated, it is stated that this breed, due to the evident crossbreeding it is a product of, is defined as a rexoid equivalent of the Silkie Guinea Pig. As such, for showing it should be combed in the same style as the Silkie Guinea Pig while maintaining a rexoid appearance, to accentuate its origin. Texel Guinea Pigs and their unique appearance, make them not only lovable pets and companions but also a perfect show quality breed, one like no other.