Hi, I’m Andre
Hi there, my name is Andre and I have come to the Rspca waiting to find my new home. Here is an overview of how to take the best care of me.
I would love to able to munch on hay, green leafy veges and Vitamin C rich food such as turnip and mustard greens, red capsicums. Vitamin C rich foods such as turnip greens, red capsicum, carrots, kiwifruit, berries, and pineapple are also great as a source of Vitamin C and a tasty treat for your friend but only fed them a few times a week, not every day as they have quite a high sugar content.
Make sure that the materials used to construct your guinea pigs' enclosure are durable, non-toxic to guinea pigs, and easily cleaned. The design of your enclosure should also allow for easy cleaning. The enclosure should have a solid floor (wire floors cause discomfort and damage to guinea pigs' feet) and should be placed in an area that is quiet and peaceful and also free from drafts, chills, extreme heat, and sudden temperature changes.
Daily handling and grooming is important in building your guinea pigs' confidence and for developing friendly and social guinea pigs.
Guinea pigs should be habituated to handling when they are young. Make sure that you handle them carefully, securely, and gently. If they want to, you should allow guinea pigs to retreat and hide. Try never to remove them from a hiding area and force interaction or handling on them; they need to feel that their hiding areas are safe and secure.
If you would like to adopt me today, please come and say hi to myself and the friendly staff here at the Rspca.
- A property check may be required before ADOPTION to ensure the safety and welfare of adoption animals. Rental agreements allowing pets will be required for adoptions into rental properties. Differential pricing may apply.
- This website is live and updates frequently, there is a chance that by the time you arrive at our location the animal you have an interest in might have been adopted by another party. We unfortunately can not put animals on hold over the phone.