"These lovely ladies have recently received a housing upgrade and are loving it! With the extra room they bolt of of their Pigloo's when you walk in to see if you may have a treat or a head pet for them.? They still love it when they get a house clean, and now with the extra room, they run laps after a tidy up! Aggie is especially fond of sweeping time (maybe she enjoyed Olympic Curling?) and will run and popcorn following the broom. They are making progress on being held, but it is still a very scary experience being picked up for them. Because of this, we do not recommend them for children. With gentle patience, these gals are blossoming. They would like a home that is pretty low key, where they will get a fair amount of daily attention, and where the humans can enjoy watching them play. Sassy Pants has the coolest Teddy coat, which is bristly and soft at the same time. She enjoys pets and will come right up to the front of her house to demand them and wont let you leave until she is satisfied that she has received enough. Sassy Pants and Aggie are a bonded pair and will be adopted together! Sassy Pants is currently being adored in foster care! HOW TO ADOPT: Sassy Pants 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 MUST HAVE HAY TOO!!


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