Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Simon

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by Laura Fonda


Want to be cheerily greeted every morning? If so, Simon is the guinea pig for you! Each morning he welcomes the sound of the fridge door opening because he knows he is about to get his favorite treats….and see you of course!

Simon is an adorable, shy 4 month old Guinea Pig. Simon loves to find hiding spots. When he finds treats, he will drag them back to his hiding place for safe-keeping and safe-eating. While being picked up is not his favorite thing, he does settle down and snuggle up once in your lap.

Guinea pig living quarters are at least 18 inches wide, 14 inches high, and 25 inches deep. The larger the cage, the more active they can be!

When choosing floor linings and cage furnishings, keep in mind that guinea pigs will chew on just about anything to wear down their constantly growing teeth, so everything placed in the cage must be nontoxic. Use plenty of lining material like shredded ink-free paper or commercial nesting materials available at pet-supply stores. Do not use sawdust or cedar chips as that may cause health respiratory or other health problems.

Guinea pigs are herbivores and need access to lots of timothy hay, commercial guinea pig food, and fruits and vegetables. Guinea pigs need gnawing logs, tunnels to crawl through and lots of love!

If you are interested in adopting Simon (#35686047), please fill out a Small Animal Application available at the Shelter or online and then meet with an animal care officer for review. The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave W in Seattle.

Disclaimer: Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet. Happy adopting!


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