Welcome to The Cavy Corner.
Cavys are a relatively new addition to our family. While we have many many years of experience in keeping these wonderful creatures as pets, it wasn't until January of 2021 that we started looking for our first breeding sows and boars.
Our main interest and specialty is Cream Self Texels, which we hope to show in the future.
We also have a small breeding project of Cuy and hope to have our first litters on the ground in 2022.
We are members of the Southern Cavy Club, and intend to be present at shows in 2022.
Projects & Lines
Our caviary is quite modest in size. For this reason we only aim to have a few litters a year until we obtain more space.
Our main project and therefor main line is our Cream Texels.
We simply love the soft Vanilla Cream colour paired with the Texel coat to give it some depth and texture.
Our secondary project is our Cuy. We don't aim to produce them in any particular colour or coat type, but rather we aim to improve temperament and bring their disposition closer to that of the domestic cavy.
Things to note:
Currently, we are not homing out to the public. We hope to make babies available in 2022 and our waiting list will open upon the first pairings we know will have babies that will be available.
Due to the nature of Cuy, we don't feel that it's fair to produce them in longer coated breeds that may subject them to stressful grooming. Until their temperament is such that this isn't a problem, we will only be producing Cuy pups in shorter coats.
Our cavy numbers are modest. We would rather have a few happy piggies with only the best welfare standards, than lots of unhappy piggies whose needs are not being met.
We will only ever keep and produce breeds that we like. We don’t and never will breed for public demands or "to order". We are totally happy, however, to point you in the direction of the relevant clubs and breeders who may be able to help with a certain request.
Cream Tea Line
Cream Self Texel (bb-ee-cdch), (rr-ll-rxrx-cucu-stst)
We aim to produce Creams to a showable quality and as close to BCC breed standard as possible.
We're aiming for a warm yet neutral tone to the hair, void of any strong yellow tones, with dark ruby eyes.
As with all of our projects, temperament is as important to us as the physical standard, not just from a showing and everyday husbandry point of view, but, ultimately, we know that a lot of our pups will end up going to loving family homes.
We want them to fit into a family pet setting as easy and stress-free as possible and to live their lives to the fullest.
Cavia Aperea a.k.a Cuy or Giant
We aren't aiming to produce any particular breed/coat type/colour with our Cuy. Instead, we have decided to focus on our own standards and aims.
Firstly, we aim to improve temperament. Cuy, by nature, aren't as domesticated as the usual Cavia Porcellus that most are used to seeing and keeping.
Secondly, we aim to improve overall structure and type while keeping them balanced and healthy.
Cuy are very much an "exotic" even by cavy standards. While they don't require care that is much different to the domestic cavy, they do require an experienced keeper with a lot of space and a lot of room in the fridge for extra veggies!