Lee Chambers from Dakin Humane Society introduces us to a squeaky, cuddly Guinea Pig named Wendall!
Breed: Guinea pig
Age: 2 years
Color: White, tan and brown
Wendall is a sweet fellow who came to Dakin a couple of weeks ago and is looking for a new home. Guinea pigs are ideal first pets for kids, as they’re pretty easy to handle once they know their people. Guinea pigs are surprisingly interactive pets who really enjoy the company of their family or person.
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=41044612#!/
Weekly Vaccine & Microchip Clinics Return to Springfield – Dakin’s popular Vaccine & Microchip Clinics have returned in Springfield on Saturdays starting at 9am! We’ll provide vaccines, microchipping, tests and treatments at very affordable rates for the first 40 dogs/cats in line! For more information about the Vaccine & Microchip Clinic, please visit https://www.dakinhumane.org/vaccine-clinics-and-services.html
Upcoming Dog Classes – We’ve got some interesting dog classes in Springfield starting in April.
Polite Leash Walking (2 weekly sessions, 1 hour each) starting Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30am
Polite Greetings (2 weekly sessions, 1 hour each) starting Wednesday, April 3 at 10:45am
Rocket Recall (2 weekly sessions, 1 hour each) starting Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30am
For more details about dog training classes, visit https://www.dakinhumane.org/dog-training.html
For more information about Dakin Humane Society, please visit dakinhumane.org