This is a picture I took of them when I was changing their bedding.
In exchange for bringing them in, all four will receive a free check up and nail trims. I'd say that's a fair trade. I will be there with them the entire time to make sure they are handled safely and correctly. They asked me because I'm the only one around here who has guinea pigs and willing to bring them in. I'm excited to do this and thought I'd share it with you guys.
After I finished answering questions, the kids got to hold Kahlua and Jack. They started out a little bit jumpy, but calmed down fairly quickly. The kids all had stethoscopes and got to listen to their heart, lungs and digestive tract. The piggies were still just a little bit too jumpy to eat any carrots, but otherwise did very well. It was a good experience for the children and me too. Once I got the boys home and back in their cage, they went right back to their normal behavior. Wilber and Grady will be going to the next youth veterinary camp on September 9th. I was pretty busy watching out for the pigs, making sure they were handled correctly, but I did manage to get a few pictures.
This kid has a pet guinea pig, so he did pretty good with Kahlua, even though he kept trying to run away at first.
Kahlua had calmed down considerably, but this poor child was afraid to hold him. She did hold on so we could get a good picture. Bless her heart!
Jack disappeared into the crowd because he was very calm and actually enjoyed being held. I had the vet tech supervise the kids with him since he was much easier to handle.