A very special tutu dress fit for a prima ballerina in the making.The neckline of the soft cotton bodice is embellished with a necklace of sparkling beads, pearlescent discs and plumes of silky soft feathers.However, when placed as pairs with a cagemate, Hartley female guinea pigs spent more time in the cooler range of temperatures from 24 to 30 °C, whereas Hairless guinea pigs preferred a range of 30 to 38 °C.
The Hairless strain of guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) is the result of a spontaneous recessive mutation first identified at the Institute Armand Frappier (IAF) in 1978.
Despite the longstanding availability of this strain, little is known about its thermoregulatory behavior.
There's a bit of controversy about the introduction of hairless guinea pigs; they didn’t exactly have a natural start.
While guinea pigs are native to Peru and were domesticated around 5000 BC, hairless guinea pigs originated in a laboratory around 40 years ago.
Tavurvur Volcano, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Pacific1113-95987" width="321" height="480" data-tszoom="image" data-tszoom-mode="vertical" data-tszoom-imgno="1113-95987" data-tszoom-licence="Rights Managed" data-tszoom-collection="LOOK" data-original="https://images.robertharding.com/preview/RM/RH/VERTICAL/1113-95987.jpg" data-orientation="1" data-zoomsize="247x370" /1113-95987 - The Hot Springs opposite the Volcano are colored by volcanic minerals.