When you think of cute and cuddly animals, hairless guinea pigs likely aren’t the first ones to come to mind. But while puppies and kittens and even goats and micro pigs get all the love, we’d all be silly not to recognize the rare and special beauty of Ludwik, who according to his Instagram bio went “from abandon pet to Instagram celebrity in less than a year.”
- Ludwik is from Warsaw, Poland. He’s the pet of student Agata Nowacka, who loves to share the adventures of her hairless guinea pig posing with all kinds of props and with all different backgrounds which show off his unique beauty. While an unconventional pet, he’s certainly an amazing one!
- He was rescued from a pet store. When Ludwik was rescued, he was in extremely poor health from not being cared for properly. Once he got welll and moved into a loving home, he began to share his motivational quotes along with his pictures on social media. “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” “I hope you live a life you’re proud of.” “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” “What makes you different, makes you beautiful.” Those are just some of the captions to his pictures.
- Ludwik’s account has resonated with people around the world. Who would have thought that a hairless guinea pig could amass more than 275,000 followers?! That’s exactly what has happened to Ludwik, and it’s easy to see why. He’s so unique and special that you can’t help but want to follow him. After all, seeing his photo would put a smile on anyone’s face.
- Sadly, Ludwik passed away recently. About six weeks ago, Nowacka shared the news that Ludwik had passed away after becoming ill rather suddenly. While she did everything she could to save him, unfortunately he crossed the rainbow bridge about six weeks ago. However, his account has continued to be updated in the weeks since his death and people are continuing to show their love and support for such a special little animal.