My name is Doodle!

Guinea Pig for adoption in Novato, California - Doodle
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I'm being cared for by:
Marin Humane Society

Facts about Doodle

  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 217556
  • Hair: Unknown
Doodle and Snickers are a bonded pair of really sweet gp's and must be adopted together. We got them from a shelter that had too many and we think they would be fine for any family. Both are pretty easy to pick-up and enjoy being in laps for petting. They are also easy to do nail trims on and that should be done every 4-6 months. Their cage should must be at least this big or bigger if possible. See Snicker's write-up for more care/behavior information.

As with all gp's, it's best to calmly approach them and go slow/easy when picking them up. Going slow will put them more at ease, plus being prey animals they can get scared very easily. If their new family has kids parents should always supervise any interaction. GP's have fragile backs and spines. If not held properly that can easily be injured.

Besides needing daily attention and love, GP's have specific dietary needs. They can not produce Vitamin C which is critical for them to stay healthy. You can get drops for the water, but it dilutes too quickly and it's a waste of money. Most people buy them vitamin tablets to eat (we recommend Oxbow brand). If they won't eat them, you can crush them, add water and then very slowly syringe feed it to them. (You can get syringe's in the baby aisle at most grocery stores).

In addition to vitamin tablets make sure they get a large helping of fresh veggies every day. The ones with a lot of Vitamin C are: Parsley, Lettuce (Romaine, Butter, Loose Leaf, NO Head Lettuce), Cilantro, Green or Red Peppers (just a few small slices), Spinach, Dandelion Greens, small slice of Tomato or one Cherry Tomato. You can also give one baby Carrot three - four times a week. For fruit: a small piece of Cantaloupe, a small slice of Orange, Kiwi,Strawberry, Honeydew Melon. More Vitamin C options can be found at Remember that giving them Vitamin C is crucial to them staying healthy. (See Snicker's write-up for more care information.)
Primary Color: Grey
Secondary Color: White
Weight: 1.96
Age: 2yrs 0mths 3wks

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