Guinea Pig Wikia
American Shorthair
An American Shorthair guinea pig
Rarity Very Common

The American Shorthair is a breed of guinea pig. They are the most common breed.


American Shorthair guinea pigs tend to be very sweet and docile animals, making them a perfect choice for first time owners. They typically respond well to handling and get along fairly well with other guinea pigs.

Coat Colors and Patterns

American Shorthair guinea pigs come in a wide variety of colors and patterns.

Characteristics and Appearance

American Shorthairs can be recognized by their straight, short coat.