Santa Barbara Skinny Pigs

What looks like a tiny hippopotamus and squeaks every time you open the refrigerator? It's a skinny pig! Guinea pigs of this special breed only have fur on their noses and the tops of their little Hobbit feet. Our herd is a rainbow of different coats and colors, and we sometimes have babies for sale. Check out our available piggies page, or learn more about this unique and special breed!

We have a photo book!

On the urging of my best friend, I put together a photo book with some of my favorite pictures of guinea pigs! Please go check it out on Amazon Kindle! It's only $3 and goes to help support all my beautiful piggies. :)

Amazon Shop!

Did you know Santa Barbara Skinny Pigs actually loses money each year? This is a hobby we LOVE and we keep and breed skinny pigs and Baldwin guinea pigs to help improve the breed and help set people up with amazing family pets, but it costs us more to care for these little potatoes than we make from adoption fees. Now you can help support us and also buy guinea pig basics, accessories, and related items for people on with our new "influencer" storefront. Our List Ideas have links to all kinds of fun, cute and practical items for your piggies and yourself and we make a small amount of money any time you buy something through our shop front. Please check it out and consider helping us through purchases you were probably already going to make!

What People are Saying

"I've never seen Winston so happy and energetic in the few short months I've had him <3 huge thanks to [Santa Barbara Skinny Pigs] for the bonding advice and our new little guy! Our hearts are so full and these boys are definitely going to be friends for life!" - Tiffany, California

"I just wanted to thank you again for my sweet boy Tulare. My kids love him and renamed him "the Marquis de Hamhock." He is loving his new home and friends. I am so happy to have him as part of our family! Thank you again!" - Stacy, Utah

"I just wanted to thank you for these two beautiful babies. I'm so in love & they seem to be adjusting very well. <3" -Jennifer, California

"[Jonathan is] even more handsome than what I was expecting!! the girls are all super cute lil hipos. THANKS AGAIN!!! I love how beautiful they are!!!" -Cristina, San Juan

"The pigs are so wonderful. I love my little potatoes. They are perfect. They make me smile everyday. I am glad I got all 3 together cuz they are cute and funny. Thank you again!" -Amber, CA

"Thanks again for my piggies. They are amazing creatures that you have helped create and loved. It shows." -Desirae, WA

"I love these pigs to the point of madness. They are so loving! I am so happy with these babies! It's impossible to be in a bad mood when they come running TO me. I feel the love <3" -Joyce, CA

"I am so in love with my babies!!! Thank you so much!! (: I am definitely getting more from you now." -Jami, CA

"I am in love!!!!!!!! They are the most amazing things I have ever seen. They are so sweet and calm. I can't believe how loving they are." -Angie, MD

"We are beyond thankful. My daughter is so impressed. She can't stop saying that you are amazing. Thank you for everything!!" -Tyler, TX

Where our Babies Live!

Santa Barbara Skinny Pigs have traveled to new homes across the United States, to Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan and Hong Kong!