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My name is Kashi!

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

Facts about Kashi

  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 214882
  • Hair: Unknown
Kashi was returned for being "nippy"/hard to hold. It may be that he only wants to be held for short periods of time or prefers to just be petted in his cage only. Originally Kashi was found wandering the streets of Vallejo! He can be a bit hard to catch (typical of gp's) but quickly settles in your lap for petting. We think he would thrive with a very patient family and one with older/calm children. He'll need a yearly vet exam and nails trimmed about every 4-6 months. He's also very curious, outgoing and energetic!

Kashi's new family should be calm and gentle until he really settles in. He enjoys being on a lap for petting and getting out of his cage to run around (a long hallway or bathroom is plenty of space). As with all GP's it's best to go slow. That puts them more at ease and being prey animals they can get scared very easily. If his 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. His cage should not be placed near direct heat or drafty areas. He should have unlimited amounts of Timothy and/or Orchard Grass hay. About 2-3 tablespoons of pellets every day (no dried fruit or nut mixes), fresh water and veggies.

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). Some GP's will eat them right away, for others you have to crush them, add water and then syringe feed it to them. (You can get syringe's in the baby aisle at most grocery stores. After a few times of doing this, try just giving them the tablets.)

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 www.guinealynx.info. Remember that giving them Vitamin C is crucial to them staying healthy. GP's, on average, live to be 5-7 years old.
Primary Color: Brown
Secondary Color: White
Weight: 2
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