New Zealand Unique and Rare Guinea Pigs is a cavy club to support, protect and celebrate our unique to New Zealand and rare pedigree guinea pig (cavy) breeds.


We use the word 'unique' to describe pedigree breeds that were created in New Zealand by talented New Zealand Cavy Judges, who belong to the New Zealand Cavy Judges Association (NZCJA) which was formed in 1976


Our five unique breeds are: New Zealand Plume, Tweed, Panda, New Zealand Peruvian and Bonnet.  We currently support the rare but not unique, Dark Eyed White.


You may spot one at an Independent Cavy Club show across the country.


For more on unique cavy breeds visit our website: