Will I grow some fur soon mum? Super-cute pictures of ‘naked’ guinea pig taking a bath
These are the adorable pictures of a furless guinea pig who looks like she has stripped naked to enjoy a bubble bath.
Strawberry Shortcake can be seen soaking in a custom-made bubble bath and even got out the candles to really get a relaxed vibe going.
But while the guinea pig appears ‘naked’ without any fur, it’s actually a hairless breed called Baldwin. Baldwin’s are born with hair, which then shortly afterwards falls out completely.
The cute pictures were taken by award winning artist Erin Bonilla, 31, from Suffolk, US.
The military wife and mother-of-three teamed up with guinea pig breeder, Heather Beebe, to bring the idea to life in an amazing photo shoot.
Erin said: “When I am planning a shoot, I make a story board where I collect a colour theme, make a shopping list and get inspiration for the style of images.
“For this we did Victorian styler bathrooms and pink, soft boudoir images.
“Strawberry loves to have her picture taken, she is full of personality and it really comes thru in the pictures.
“Since she is a show guinea pig, she is used to being handled and will actually hold a pose.They like all the attention and we reward them with healthy treats.”
Baldwin guinea pigs are a fragile breed and require special care, due to their exposure.
Erin said: “We had a small spar heater directed at the animal during the entire shoot. Since it needs to keep warm, the guinea pig is very snuggly and will tuck itself under your chin.
The images feature in Erin’s book “The Best Piggie I Can Be” – a story in the form of a poem where the guinea pig is is self conscious about the fact that she doesn’t have hair like normal guinea pigs do. But in the end she accepts herself the way she is.