Rufus — Petraits Rescue
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Rufus is a gorgeous, active and friendly, one-year-old, male Abyssinian tri-color guinea pig looking for a loving guardian.
This boy enjoys neck scratches and face rubs. He enjoys other guinea pigs but plays very rough, so he may need to be carefully monitored while having play dates with other guinea pigs.
Guinea pigs eat a diet of unlimited Timothy and Orchard hays; a handful of guinea pig pellets, and fresh vegetables including romaine, red leaf and green leaf lettuces, cilantro, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, etc. Guinea pigs, similar to humans, can’t manufacture their own vitamin C, so they need to supplement their diet with red pepper and many other vitamin C-rich foods. He LOVES his fresh foods.
Please read up on guinea pig care and diet before adopting by visiting this excellent web site http://www.guinealynx.info/.
He would love a home with people who will handle him daily, keep him well fed, his nails trimmed, and keep his habitat nice and clean.
If you’re interested in possibly adopting Rufus, please fill out an adoption application at https://friendsofpetraits.com/guinea-pig-adoption-application/.
He is being fostered in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.
His adoption fee of $35 benefits the Friends of Petraits Rescue. For an additional $75, we’ll include a package of absolutely everything you need to care for him including a large cage, pellets, hay, hidey hut and water bottle.
And, yes … Friends of Petraits is handling masked, minimum contact, socially distant adoptions.