It's easy to have the courage of a lion,
they're gigantic and have claws and no natural predators.
Have the courage of a guinea pig, a two pound meat potato with zero offensive or defensive abilities,
that will scream at an ape 100 times its size if their lettuce is too wilty.
Written by Cliff Jerrison - used with permission
The guinea pig also known as a Cavi is in the subfamily Caviinae and family Caviidae. They are originally from the Andes in South America. They live in herds and are highly social creatures - so much so it's illegal to buy only one in Switzerland. Rumor has it Queen Elizabeth I had one as a pet. They make a variety of sounds including a "wheek" - a whistling sound - which can mean general excitement or sometimes a call for help. When extra happy they do a little jumping/hopping motion called "popcorning" which resembles a kernal of popcorn exploding. Pigfish9 has written a pdf included in the Documentation of this product that goes over having guinea pigs as pets. It covers the pros and cons and responsibilities.
Poser - due to layering of "Long Hair Thin" you'll need to change render settings. Minimum Transparent Bounces - change to 12 or higher. Maximum Transparent Bounces change to 32 or higher. Long thin hair gives guinea pig a primitive look. Also parent wings to Wheek chest and eyes to head. Textures are optimized for Superfly only.
The body hair can be used as a base for all the addons. Long and curly hairs come with 3 morphs per side to mess hair up - they also have all back for standing poses and eye show to move away from the eyes.
A rigged hair lock figure is included. It can be added on top of the long and curly hairs to add extra mess or make the hair mess more as you like.
To enlarge eyes an extra eye figure can also be parented to Wheek's head and each eye scaled up. Eyes have two material zones - keep eyes white for googly eyes of fill them with eye material for more realistic guinea pig eyes.
The body hair comes with 21 different material zones so you can customize your guinea pig with one of six different fur colors: beige, black, brown, gold, lilac, or white. Curly hairs, long hair and thin hair come with 4 different zones. In the material libraries look for "single materials" which are meant to change only one material zone.
Belly hair can be used with standing poses to give guinea pig and overall hairy look.
Pigfish9 has done several freebies for Wheek:
What Guinea Pigs Do (poses): https://www.renderosity.com/freestuff/items/91840/what-guinea-pigs-do
What Guinea Pigs Look Like: https://www.renderosity.com/freestuff/items/91841/what-guinea-pigs-look-...
Fancy Guinea Pigs: https://www.renderosity.com/freestuff/items/91842/fancy-guinea-pigs
Namast-Hay - Yoga Poses for Wheek: https://www.renderosity.com/freestuff/items/91843/namast-hay-yoga-poses-...