Chanel had her first vet check at Greencross Vets with Dr Nick Taylor. Nick checked Chanel’s coat, feet, teeth, eyes, weight and general condition. She passed with flying colours.
We were so excited to bring Chanel home but she was apprehensive as this new environment was so new. We made sure that we handled her gently and spoke to her softly so that she became more used to our scent and voices. Her body shook the first few days when she was being handled, but eventually she became very confident with us.
Before we adopted Chanel, she had a wonderful life! She lived in a loving home with her brother, Aiden and her wonderful owner. This lady loved them both immensely but unfortunately she became quite ill, and was unable to look after Chanel and Aiden anymore. She brought Chanel and Aiden to the shelter where they both found a new home!
Ensure that your new guinea pig’s enclosure has been cleaned throughly, and fitted with fresh vet bed or straw. Make sure you have a fresh supply of hay, pellets and drinking water. It is very important to keep the area around the enclosure dark and quiet for the first 48 hours. It is also advisable to book a vet check-up.
When we met Chanel at the rescue centre, we checked her feet for bumblefoot, coat for lice and mites, teeth health and mobility. We also spent enough time to see if we would be compatible together.
Patrice was adopted after nine months at the RSPCA NSW. While staying under the RSPCA’s care, they looked after her medical and housing needs. They advertised her profile online in order to find her a suitable home. If it wasn’t for rescue shelters like the RSPCA, many of us wouldn’t have adopted such wonderful pets. Did you adopt your pet?