Meet ALMOND! (I am currently located at the Petsmart in Saugus. Please stop by to visit with me!)
Almond is a 4-year old female guinea pig who was surrendered to us from a home with too many animals. While she has lived with other guinea pigs and may eventually like having another guinea pig friend, any introductions to existing guinea pigs in the home would have to be done slowly and carefully. Almond recently gave birth in one of our foster homes, all of whom have found good homes. She is quite skittish around people and with handling so she will need lots of individual attention and patient handling in her new home. In order to adopt, the staff will need to see a photo of the cage the guinea pigs will be living in, prior to bringing them home.
Guinea Pig care is fairly easy to learn. They need a large enough enclosure to give them space to move around. At minimum a solo piggy should have 2 feet by 4 feet of floor space. And to add to it, provide lofts with ramps for added space. Make sure the floor of the cage is covered if its a wire-bottom cage. Guinea pigs need grain, hay and fresh fruits/veggies every day. They need a secure hiding house, (you can use a store bought plastic one or a cardboard box), litter box with soft bedding, and plenty of enrichment and toys. Never give rubber or soft plastic to guinea pigs. Only give them safe to chew wood items or various cardboard items from around the house, (toilet paper rolls, paper bags, etc). They also need gentle handling to help them get used to people. There are many ways to design a guinea pig enclosure and if you want ideas, feel free to visit and have a staff member walk you through it.
ALMOND is vet checked and is ready to go home today.