Blue Eyed Guinea Pigs?

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So I was just doing some research on the forum when I come across a sticky thread that talked about guinea pig eyes. It said how there can be dark, red, ruby, and blue eyes. This caught me by surprise because I actually had never known that guinea pigs could have blue eyes. It said that is it very rare. So I took my piggies out for playtime when I realized that my guinea pig, Dipper, had a bluish grayish tint in his eyes. Am I dreaming? They had always looked dark to me but now that I see it it might be true.
 

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I've never seen a blue eyed guinea pig before, usually white or light guinea pigs have red or ruby eyes. It's hard to tell from your photo but the only reason I know of for grey/white/bluish opaque areas in the centre of the eyes is cataracts but that is also hard to tell from your picture....

Sorry I can't be more help than that!
 

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I,m sure l had a pig many years ago that had one dark blue eye and one lighter colerd
His nick name if l am not mistaken was "bowy" after that silly pop singer of the 70s
 

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I think it usually comes with white markings, like the white Overo gene in horses? I could be wrong there though, because pigs are nothing like horses hehe!
 

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:hmm:Two things spring 2 mind, they are both poo machines, and thy can be stoborn ,
I had an arab gelding (oliy) that was sooooo tempremental , l swear he knew what l was thinking , :bronco:he was so tempremental the feuea had to tweek his nose to get shoes on him

Wow that was a wile ago
 

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I had a blue eyed guinea pig. He had one red and one stunning blue eye.
 

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My piggy Peaches has one blue eye and it is beautiful!
 

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I've never seen a blue eyed guinea pig before, usually white or light guinea pigs have red or ruby eyes. It's hard to tell from your photo but the only reason I know of for grey/white/bluish opaque areas in the centre of the eyes is cataracts but that is also hard to tell from your picture....

Sorry I can't be more help than that!
Sasspy one of our piggies has one blue eye!
I,m sure l had a pig many years ago that had one dark blue eye and one lighter colerd
His nick name if l am not mistaken was "bowy" after that silly pop singer of the 70s
I think it usually comes with white markings, like the white Overo gene in horses? I could be wrong there though, because pigs are nothing like horses hehe!
:hmm:Two things spring 2 mind, they are both poo machines, and thy can be stoborn ,
I had an arab gelding (oliy) that was sooooo tempremental , l swear he knew what l was thinking , :bronco:he was so tempremental the feuea had to tweek his nose to get shoes on him

Wow that was a wile ago
I had a blue eyed guinea pig. He had one red and one stunning blue eye.
My piggy Peaches has one blue eye and it is beautiful!
Wow! I guess blue-eyed piggies are more common than I thought! From all of the pictures I see online of pigs with blue eyes, most to almost all of them are white. Like Simon'n'Joe said, maybe it's just a gene that only piggies with a white fur coloring have. I am pretty sure that my piggie has one blue eye and one dark eye, and he is a white fur coloring.
 

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My Peep has very blue eye "whites", but her actual iris is dark.
 

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Here's a pic of his other side; I am pretty sure that this eye isn't blue and only the other one is:
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Yes, Peep's eyes are exactly the same as Dipper's blue eye! Her sister's eyes are both like the other eye of Dipper's; no blue!
 
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