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Restraint

6guinea pig

Synonym(s): Handling


Restraining a guinea pig

  • A guinea pig should be restrained and picked up with one hand around the shoulders.
  • As the animal is lifted, the hindquarters should be supported.
  • The more safe and secure a guinea pig feels during handling, the less likely it is to struggle.
  • Guinea pigs can wriggle to get away so it is very important to hold and restrain the guinea pig correctly to avoid accidents .
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Further Reading

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Other sources of information

  • Johnson-Delaney C (1996) Guinea Pigs. In: Exotic Companion Medicine Handbook for Veterinarians. Eds: Jonhson-Delaney C & Harrison L R. Wingers Publishing, USA. pp 3-4.

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