Meet Albert- I have Special Needs!

Guinea Pig
Location: Springfield
Gender: Male
Age: 4 year
My foster reports that I am a very gentle and friendly little pig and thinks I would enjoy living with kids who would let me sit in their laps and cuddle. I'll need a spacious habitat equipped with hiding and napping spots, things to climb on, safe wood to chew, and guinea pig toys. My diet should consist of grass hay available at all times and a small amount of timothy pellets. Guinea pigs don't naturally make our own vitamin C, so we need foods rich in this vitamin in our daily diets. Snacks like red pepper and leafy green vegetables such as kale, mustard and dandelion greens will do the job nicely! In fact we love these snacks so much that you'll hear us call "wheet, wheeeeet" when we see you bringing us some! You should know that I have a small dermal mass--or skin lump--that could be something as minor as a benign hair follicle tumor which is common in guinea pigs. The Dakin staff is currently monitoring the lump for any changes and would recommend that my adopter do the same. It's possible that the lump might need to be surgically removed in the future but it's not causing me any discomfort at this time. Luckily my funky hairdo does a good job of disguising the lump! For more information about adopting me, give the Dakin staff a call at (413) 781-4000.


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Adoption Process & Fees


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Springfield Adoption & Education Center
Tuesday - Sunday: 12:30 - 5:30
171 Union Street
Springfield, MA 01105

Leverett Adoption Center
Tuesday - Sunday: 12:30 - 4:30
163 Montague Road
Leverett, MA 01054

For more information please call 413-781-4000 (Springfield) or 413-548-9898 (Leverett).

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