The month of March is Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea-Pig Month.
As often as possible, it’s important we scoop up the pets that need homes from rescues.
Not everyone has the ability or patience to work with a “damaged” pet to rehabilitate it or bring it out of it’s shell, but in the instances where a person can do so, most animal enthusiasts will agree to encourage this person.
I, myself, haven’t seen a guinea pig rescues out there, but that would be because I haven’t actually searched for one, but when I searched today on Google, there were 226,000 results for “guinea pig rescue.”
I wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention, and hopefully, some of you out there will resort to a rescue situation when debating the adoption of a guinea pig.
Did you know that the domestication of the common guinea pig was back as far as 5000 BC? Unfortunately, it was for a food source, but that’s what started it all.
Did you also know that the Capybara of South America is a much larger cousin of the guinea pig, weighing in at up to 140 lbs as an adult?
My favorite guinea pigs are the long-haired variety.
I hope you enjoyed this excerpt of Animal News! Until next time…
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