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My name is Missy!

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

Facts about Missy

  • Species: Guinea Pig
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 220768
  • Hair: Unknown
Missy is one busy, active, high energy gp that spent quite a while in foster care (we had to make sure she wasn't pregnant). Her foster mom say's she's funny, different and will need lots of room to run around. She can be hard to catch and really doesn't like to be held. Her favorite thing is to stand-up on her back legs for scratching on her head! She might settle down in a lap for petting..but that could take awhile! She'll need a yearly vet check and her nails clipped about every 4-6 months.

Missy will enjoy getting out of her cage to run around (a long hallway or bathroom is plenty of space). This should happen nightly because of her energy level. We recommend older children because she really doesn't like to be held and can be a bit hard to pick-up. Her foster mom works here, so if you aren't sure she's the one for your family ask to speak to her.

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 her 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. Her cage should not be placed near direct heat or drafty areas. She should have unlimited amounts of Timothy and/or Orchard Grass hay, 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: Black
Secondary Color: White
Weight: 2.08
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