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Neutering - why and when

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Caroline Blake


Neutering - why and when

The number of pet guinea pigs born each year is far greater than the number of good homes that can be found for them. As a result, thousands of guinea pigs find their way to rehoming centres where they wait for adoption. Responsible guinea pig owners realise that neutering (sterilising, castrating, spaying) will not only reduce these numbers, but will also safeguard their guinea pig's health and welfare for the future.

Neutering is generally performed in guinea pigs over 4 months of age

What does neutering involve?

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