Ringo: Guinea pig castration

How adorable is little Ringo who came in to see us for castration?

His mum reports that he is growing well and popcorning around loads, especially with three ladies now in his life.

Unfortunately Ringo decided that he wasn’t going to get along with a fellow boar, so the decision was made to castrate him so he could live with a group of females instead. Guinea pigs are social creatures and it’s very important for them to have the companionship of fellow cavvies.

Ringo was castrated abdominally as this reduces the risk of post-operative infection and is usually a quicker procedure. He had an intravenous cannula placed for his surgery, and then a nice syringe feed afterwards to keep food travelling through his system and reduce the risk of gut stasis.