Koalwe is a staff favorite at Dakin because he’s very interactive and vocal. This super friendly guy is litterbox trained too, which is a bonus! Lee Chambers introduces us to this chattery fellow.
He’s a good jumper, and like most guinea pigs, he loves “out of the cage time,” which should always happen in a small, secure room with supervision.
Guinea pig facts:
Special guinea pig pellets are the basis of their diet (they eat about 1/8 cup daily).
Be sure they have access to hay at all times
Favorite fruits/veggies include leafy greens, green peppers, peas, apples, blueberries, oranges and grapes, kale and strawberries
Use a solid bottom cage with a wire cover. No wire cage bottoms, they hurt their feet
Include a cave for them to sleep or rest, like a medium-sized flower pot or a plastic igloo
Guinea pigs are known for their vocalizations. They often squeak with delight when their favorite humans enter the room
They rarely bite, but can nip if mishandled or fear a threatening animal
Once your pig is used to you (and being handled), you can let him play in a small room for daily exercise. Be sure to remove electrical wires and other hazards that he might chew on
Be sure to remove soiled bedding, droppings and stale food from the cage daily
This pet’s profile: https://www.dakinhumane.org/adopt-a-pet-full.html?pet=40602437#!/
In Hindsight Greeting Cards Now Available!
Dakin has created an adorable 4-pack of all-purpose greeting cards that you can purchase at our website at https://www.dakinhumane.org/dakin-apparel.html for $16 plus shipping. Send your love of animals to a friend, family member or fellow animal lover. Proceeds support the animals and the work of Dakin. Each of the 4 cards features a different “end view” of an animal (2 dogs, a cat and a rabbit), with a fun message inside, like:
“I’ll quickly get to the bottom of things”
“I’ve been a little behind”
“No butts about it”