(KFVS) - In case you didn't know, March is Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month.
According to the Humane Society of Missouri, guinea pigs are a good option for many pet parents for several reasons. They are generally easy to please and love to explore, play and snuggle.
Before welcoming a new critter, whether a guinea pig, rabbit or something else, the humane society said there are a few important items every pet parent should consider:
- Make sure the home is properly prepared to keep these pint-sized pets healthy and happy. This means providing an adequate living space, which for guinea pigs includes a roomy cage with clean bedding, enrichment toys to keep them busy, a water bottle and the appropriate food – including plenty of fresh veggies for snacking!
- Guinea pigs are extremely social, so they’ll want to spend lots of time with their forever family! In fact, it may be a good idea to adopt a pair of same-sex guinea pigs to keep each other company while other family members are out of the house.
- Critters, like guinea pigs and rabbits, will need frequent grooming to stay fresh and clean. They also need housekeeping assistance with regular cage cleanings and fresh bedding to sleep in.
- Both guinea pigs and rabbits have special ways of communicating – almost like a language all their own! From squeals and whistles to leaps and wiggles, have fun getting to know the unique personalities of these furry friends.
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