Niko and Herro — Petraits Rescue
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Niko and Hero are a pair of adorable, sweet and fun nine-month-old, male smooth coat guinea pig brothers looking for a loving guardian together.
These boys were purchased at a pet store, but the children in the family soon lost interest and they were relinquished to the Friends of Petraits Rescue.
Guinea pigs are happiest in pairs, and Niko and Hero are best friends and have been together since they were babies.
Guinea pigs eat a diet of unlimited Timothy and Orchard hays. They are currently eating just a handful of guinea pig pellets, and a lot of fresh vegetables including romaine, red leaf and green leaf lettuces, cilantro, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, etc. Guinea pigs, just like humans, can’t manufacture their own vitamin C, so they need to supplement with red pepper and many other vitamin C-rich foods.
Please read up on guinea pig care and diet before adopting by visiting this excellent web site http://www.guinealynx.info/.
The boys would love a home with people who will handle them daily, keep them well fed, and keep their habitat nice and clean.
If you’re interested in meeting and possibly adopting Niko and Hero, please fill out an adoption application at http://www.friendsofpetraits.com.
They are being fostered in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.
Their adoption fee of $70 as a pair benefits the Friends of Petraits Rescue. For an additional $100, we’ll include a package of absolutely everything you need to care for them including a large cage, pellets, hay, hidey huts, toys and water bottle.
And, yes … Friends of Petraits is handling masked, minimum contact, socially distant adoptions.