Guinea pigs

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Hello my name is Lewis and I am only 12 weeks old. I first came into the centre after being transferred from another branch. I am currently a little shy so I would benefit from a home that would carry on socialising me and to show me that being handled isn’t as scary as it first seems. I am a handsome boy and can’t wait to have a home that I can call my own.

SIZE REQUIREMENTS: Guinea pigs need a minimum of 4ft x 2ft x 2ft (8sq ft) and a sleeping area of 1ft x 7 ins (1.6 sq ft).

DIET: They should be fed on a complete Guinea pig food and never fed rabbit food! They need a high supply of vitamin C which is included in the food. Guinea pigs often pick and choose which parts of the food they like so we feed them food in a nugget form to ensure they are receiving all the necessary nutrients. They do require HAY as a large part of their diet to assist with correct wearing of their teeth. They can also have fresh veg every other day; however there are many veg and fruit they cannot have! Please ask for a list of appropriate food types.

NEUTERING: Male Guinea pigs are normally neutered but females can also be done. All male Guinea pigs are neutered here.

COMPANY: Guinea pigs would naturally live in large groups so keeping them alone is unfair. A male - female ratio is best. They live happily as pairs or groups.

ENRICHMENT: Guinea pigs need enrichment to decrease boredom there are many ways to achieve this. For example: Plant pots, tunnels, tubes, hammocks, branches (fruit trees) etc. If you need more ideas please ask.