Meet Calvin and Hobbes! Calvin is a gorgeous blonde and white American guinea pig. He and his best friend Hobbes, a tortoiseshell (tricolor) American pig, are looking for a new home together. They are healthy, friendly boys, around two years of age. Unlike a lot of guinea pigs, these boys don't at all mind being cuddled. They love to explore the floor in their "guinea pig proof" room and need a large cage to be happy (we can help provide one at low cost.) They live for their delicious salads daily, getting quite demanding if you skimp on the greens! Calvin is a talker and gets your attention so he can tell you all about his day, while Hobbes is the quiet type, preferring to spend his time negotiating treats with soulful glances. They have been neutered and examined by our exotics specialist vet and are healthy and happy, so put in your application today as these handsome, friendly boys are a unique and wonderful pair!
******** Guinea pig care information:
Guinea pigs need more than just a cage to live in. Guinea pigs should never be kept alone, and our pigs are no exception. If you are not adopting as a companion for a pig or pigs at your home, you must adopt a pair or trio from our rescue so they will not be alone. Bonded pairs must stay together. Our animals cannot be adopted as a pet for children (though families where the parents accept responsibility of the pet are acceptable), and must be kept indoors only.
Guinea pigs can live anywhere from 5 to sometimes 10 years or more if properly cared for. PLEASE make sure you are READY for a lifetime commitment for this animal before inquiring to adopt. Guinea pigs need a daily diet of leafy greens and vegetables (this can be more pricey than the rest of the pigs' diet), with a premium quality pelleted food. We recommend Oxbow brand pellets. *Do NOT feed guinea pigs foods with corn or seeds added to the mix, this creates FAT and unhealthy pigs!* They also require unlimited timothy or timothy mixed hay, not alfalfa. We recommend C&C cages (www.guineapigcages.com) and can help you find supplies to build your own. To adopt one of our guinea pigs, you must already have a setup at the time of adoption OR allow us to help you find and build one for you. Adoption cannot be completed without a setup a the time of a home visit. These measures are taken strictly to ensure the best quality of life for our animals once they've been adopted.
Additional resources for guinea pig information include:
www.guinealynx.info www.cavyspirit.com www.pigloo.net (forum) And don't forget to visit www.guineapigcages.com! :)
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