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When I told my friends I had gotten one, they were very confused. They literally though I meant a skinny pig
In case you don't know, a skinny pig is basically a hairless guinea pig.
Yep, you heard me.
They were originally "created" in labs. I believe they were originally meant for feeder animals for snakes and such. But then they somehow leaked into pet stores, and can now be found across the world!
Here is Ivan. He's an albino
He's got so much personality. He openly shows when he's sad, happy, excited, hungry, angry... and all that. He's quite a bit of work though... I keep him on fleece (since he's got no hair, he has to keep warm.) that needs shaking out, washing, drying, and then more washing and more drying just to ensure I've gotten all the odours and soiled parts out. He also eats a TON... and needs fresh veggies and fruits every day.
Not to mention daily cuddles as well
Some of you are probably thinking I'm crazy, but he's... an aquired taste lol.
And... just for the heck of it, here is a video of him enjoying his favorite snacks
He could eat all day... lol