For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Direct: (414) 431-6104
to Talk to a Guinea Pig!
– Do you know what a guinea pig is trying
to tell you when he's making low grunting sounds?
March is the perfect month to find out because it's
Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month. You may
not know it, but guinea pigs are fairly easy to
care for and are a joy to have as companion animals,
especially for people with small living quarters.
If handled gently and regularly from a young age,
these great animals will be your best buddy and
provide hours of entertainment.
Like all other
animals, guinea pigs need exercise every day! The
Wisconsin Humane Society sells some great toys that
will keep your guinea pig moving, including “Shake
N Chew,” a rattle, toss toy and crunchy chew all
in one as well as “Roll N Rattle,” a rattle that
wiggles and wobbles as your guinea pig rolls around
it. These are great accessories for people who want
the uproariously cute opportunity to see their favorite
little pig exercise with these toys. In fact, if
you adopt two guinea pigs, they can play with each
To give you a
head start on guinea pig communication, low grunts
mean that your guinea pig is content; rather like
a purring cat.
Opportunity: Meg Earsley, Small Animal
Expert, is available to talk with the media about
guinea pigs on Friday, March 10 from 1-4 p.m. To
schedule a time to talk with Meg, or to meet one
of our little guinea pigs and see them playing with
a toy, contact Michelle Pintar at