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Teaching a child to hold your guinea pig

Looking after a guinea pig will often mean taking the time to figure out what you can do to help her interact with the world around her in a safe and meaningful way. How can you teach your child to hold her?

Your little fur ball needs you to make her needs apparent to anyone trying to interact with her. This means letting the child in your life know how to be gentle with her and to expect her to move around a bit. Teach her to handle your pet close to the ground so there is no risk of her falling and to respect her space when she wants to be on her own. This will help your pet not only make a new friend, but also be safe with a child who would love to offer her some affection. For additional information, please consult your local vet Bend, OR.

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