Merino Guinea Pig - a curly haired breed

With its long, curly hair, the Merino is version of a Coronet guinea pig. It has swirls of short, frizzy hair on its forehead but is otherwise very similar in both temperament and nature.

The Merino also enjoys attention and is an intelligent cavy that can make training easier.

Like the Coronet, they enjoy spending a lot of time exploring so a large cage is essential in addition to some supervised ‘roaming’.