How to Care for a Guinea Pig After Neutering



Bring him or her home in a cat carrier filled with a blanket or a cardboard box also filled with a blanket on the bottom.,
You will need to clean the cage thoroughly to remove bacteria.,
To fill the cage you’ll need either white fleece blankets or vet bed.,
Put some SOFT hay in the bed, if you use hay that’s quite long strings and is a bit hard or straw like, use a good quality meadow hay, it tends to be smaller pieces and thinner and softer.

You’ll need to check your guinea pig 2 times a day, morning, evening and before bed, to check his or her stitches are still okay.,
Feed high vitamin C vegetables like red pepper, mustard spinach and kale as a healthy guinea pig is essential when in the aftercare process.

If you have a male and you’re housing it with a female, do not place him with her for 3 months, as there still can be a small amount of sperm around which can get out – seems unlikely but very true, and only 1 sperm cell is needed to impregnate a female.

Caring for the guinea pig using vet bed should only last about 2-3 weeks.

It’s also a good idea to put some veggies in there for the journey home too.;
, This can be done by using an anti-bacteria spray designed for guinea pigs/small rodents or a water and vinegar mix. Don’t use cleaning products designed for humans as they could be harmful.

, Use vet bed though because when they pee, it goes to the bottom and stays dry on the top – reducing infection. You’ll need to place this covering the whole bottom of the cage. Change every 3-4 days.

,, Be VERY careful. Try to wait 3 days without touching at all maybe, and then check twice daily for the rest of the week. But you’ll notice anything wrong, like bleeding, on the vet bed straight away due to it being white.

,,, They should have vet check ups once a week for 2 weeks and one after 6 weeks to make sure they’ve healed. After 3 weeks you can start using plain wood shavings and newspaper again.

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