Reece is a delightful little Welsh guy (his name means "enthusiasm"). Did you know that guinea pigs have 258 bones in their bodies whereas adult humans only have 206? If you decide to bring home a guinea pig companion, you can amaze your friends with this and so many other fun guinea pigs facts! Reece is also so adorable with several rosettes (or cowlicks) in his snowy white fur, a little salt and pepper action by one ear, and deep black eyes that will look into your soul. Reece is currently being adored in foster care. HOW TO ADOPT: Reece is in foster care! For foster animals, please fill out a critter adoption form available at the shelter and then meet with an animal care officer at the shelter for review. After the review, please allow 2-3 business days for the foster parent to reach out to you to set up a meet and greet. The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave W. The shelter is open five days a week (Wednesday-Sunday), 1-6 pm, and closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and legal holidays. HOUSING Guinea pig living quarters are at least 18 inches wide, 14 inches high, and 25 inches deep. The larger the cage, the more active they can be! Traditional stainless-steel cat cages will work; aquariums should not be used because they provide poor ventilation. Mesh or wire-floor cages will injure and hurt guinea pigs' tender feet. When choosing floor linings and cage furnishings, keep in mind that guinea pigs will chew on just about anything to wear down their constantly growing teeth, so everything placed in the cage must be nontoxic. Use plenty of lining material like shredded ink-free paper or commercial nesting materials available at pet-supply stores, for example, because guinea pigs will use the material as both bedding and toilet. Remember also to provide plenty of high-quality hay, which guinea pigs use for nesting and snacking. DO NOT use materials such as sawdust, cedar chips, or fabrics that may cause respiratory or other health problems. Finally, provide your guests with a gnawing log (such as an untreated fruit tree branch), tunnels to crawl through, and platforms to climb on. Add a heavy food bowl resistant to tipping and gnawing and a water bottle with a sipper tube. FOOD Feed these animals commercial guinea pig food, formulated especially for the species. For green salads feed them mixed fresh veggies such as kale, dandelion greens, parsley and green leaf lettuce. For their vitamin C requirements feed them fresh red or green peppers, strawberry tops or citrus slices. You can treat your guinea pigs to fruit treats, including small melon slices or apples (but remove the seeds, which are toxic) and make the treats small in size. Guinea pigs need grass hay!!!

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