How Do I Care For An Albino Guinea Pig?
I recently got two guinea-pigs and one of them is an albino. I was wondering if there is anything specific I need to do to look after him?
Before I address your question, I want to point out that its possible your guinea pig is not actually an albino. In most species the difference between a white specimen and an albino is obvious. However there is a guinea pig that looks identical to an albino – the "Pink Eyed White" – but without the albino-associated health problems. And in fact it is far more likely that your guinea-pig is a Pink Eyed White and not an albino because most breeders will not perpetuate albinos due to the associated health problems. A truly albino guinea-pig has a very poor life expectancy and would suffer from severe health problems – hence they are extremely rare.