Jan 23, 2007

Baldwin for Sale

Chrissie has tapped into a veritable font of ugly animals, and she's struck gold with this one.

Behold the Baldwin Guinea Pig. This is one of two hairless guinea pig breeds, the other one being called a Skinny Pig. These rare critters come with a hefty price tag, upwards of $150.00!

"But wait," you say, "this one has some hair left on it!" Never fear. All that useless hair will eventually fall out, leaving the rodent perfectly hairless. They evidently make for great pets, so have at it, people. Just make sure you purchase from ethical breeders; breeding for very narrow genetic traits can be a difficult and sad process (for the animals involved, that is).

Thanks for the photo, Chrissie.

13 comments:

Chrissie said...

It looks like a rotten kiwi with legs. Yick...

scaredofgars said...

I'm a big fan of rodents. I've kept rats and mice. Baby rodents make me go "squee." This little guy, though? He ain't got no alibi.

Atome&Crochu said...

Salutations de Genève !

Raging Wombat said...

Y'all crack me up.

Anonymous said...

Awww.. I think it's cute! All wrinkley and eyes all squinty!

Jack Ruttan said...

It needs a rider a la a Frank Frazetta painting. Preferably an orc, or large horned Viking.

Raging Wombat said...

Jack, that is hilarious! I would love to see that one photoshopped...

Jack Ruttan said...

Here you are:
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Mandy said...

it looks like this guy i knol... his name is Moe Salem.. he thinks he's cool but he doesn't go the balls to b cool lolzz

pussy-pincher said...

i swear i've seen this person before.. i think he goes to my school.. oh i kno!! it's SALEM!!!

M.Salem said...

i wanna do that small rodent kiwi with legs and a hairy ass even if ppl think it's me

Anonymous said...

The picture above is not a pic of a Baldwin guinea pig, but one of a skinny guinea pig. A Baldwin guinea pig looks just like a normal guinea pig when born but starts losing his hair at his nose and so on to his back.

Greez,
Marjan

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, Marjan.