Before and after care for your guinea pigs
Some small animal species need to be starved for a certain amount of time before an operation, guinea pigs should not be starved, and must have a constant access to fresh hay and water.
Once your guinea pigs have returned from the vets, it is very important to monitor their castrate wound for swelling or signs of infection. You should also monitor their toileting output which should be of normal amounts – if this has reduced or the poo appears smaller, then it is important to take advice from your vets straight away.
It is very important that a male is neutered and rested for up to three weeks before you pair with a female to prevent unwanted babies.
Looking for more advice?
If you are concerned about your guinea pigs’ health, or have any other questions about your pet, please do not hesitate to contact us.