Nail Trims – Guinea pigs’ nails usually need to be trimmed once every two months but sometimes more. Since the domesticated guinea pig does not dig or walk on cement, they do not have a natural way of wearing down their nails. MHRR offers free nail trims at adoption events and by appointment.
Hair Cuts – Is your guinea pig of a breed that has continuous growing hair? Keeping the pigs’s hair trimmed is important to the health of the pig. Hair that drags can result in matting and poop accumulation.
Determining the sex of your guinea pig – Are you not positive the pet store sold you two males or two females. We can help you be reassured you will not have more guinea pigs than you were expecting.
Neuter Assistance – An ideal guinea pig herd is one male and two or more females. Since it is a riskier surgery to spay a female, we recommend neutering the male. MHRR now offers assistance with neuter surgeries in the form of $20 off coupons. These coupons are only valid at Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic in Baton Rouge, LA. Please verify current pricing when scheduling your appointment. Only one $20 coupon may be used per pet. After approval, coupons can be mailed to you or picked up at adoption days.
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To receive a coupon: Please contact us either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact information, and the name, number, and gender of your guinea pig(s). Coupon approval is dependent on the amount of funds available at the time, as this is not a discount but rather we are paying a portion of your surgery cost.
For any or all these services, please email the guinea pig coordinator at email@example.com.
Surrendering a Guinea Pig? View our wait list information page for more information and a link to fill out our online form by clicking here.