Russ and Steve — Petraits Rescue
By ChicagoNow Staff,
today at 7:16 am
today at 7:16 am
Guinea Pigs Russ and Steve are male guinea pig brothers looking for a loving guardian together.
These one-year-old boys get along beautifully and were given up to Friends of Petraits Rescue when their human decided to get a rabbit instead.
They are smooth-coated, very healthy and sweet. They are easy to hold and let you trim their nails.
They are talkative and make adorable whistles, squeals, chirps, squeaks and purring noises-especially when they hear their food coming.
Guinea pigs eat a diet of unlimited Timothy and Orchard hays, limited pellets, and fresh vegetables including romaine, red leaf and green leaf lettuces, cilantro, etc. Guinea pigs, like humans, can’t manufacture their own vitamin C, so they need to supplement with red pepper or 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/.
They 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 possibly adopting Russ and Steve, please contact [email protected] for an adoption application.
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, litter, hidey huts and water bottles.
And, yes … Friends of Petraits is handling masked, minimum contact, socially distant adoptions.