Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Westchester, New York
neutering Olly - need advice
Hi Everyone -
I'm trying to gather information regarding having Olly neutered, and could use some sound advice.
I have a female guinea pig named Ginger (5-6 months old) & have recently taken in Olly, a 7-8 month old male. He was too much for my sister to handle, as she has very young children & limited time to care for him. She was told he was a female when she bought him, but a recent vet visit confirmed "she" is a "he". I've been keeping them separated for now. He is the sweetest thing! They "talk" to each other all the time. I think he is doing some kind of mating call & funny dance. There is no way I can keep them separated forever, since space is limited. Right now, he is in a large CC cage that I made. She is in a smaller one. I'm concerned about the dangers of neutering and have been questioning local animal shelters. They told me that infection is the greatest danger, but that the 2 pigs would be happier together in the large CC cage.
What experiences have you all had with neutering? Is it worth the risk? I don't want anything to happen to him & love him so much!