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Finding it hard to pick him up

Richard Pashley

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#1
One of my boys called Starlight is tricky to pick up. When I start to lift him he will tuck his chin down between his front feet and then stick his back legs out so I cant secure his rear, clever or what!
Does anyone have a similar experience or any handling advice?
 

Richard Pashley

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Jun 25, 2018
Messages
87
Likes
76
Points
170
Location
West Yorkshire, UK
#6
I found that placing an old tea towel over the top of him, including his head, and then I slowly picked him up.
it seems this method works well as Starlight feels more secure and it reduces his nerves.
I did try a cosy but he's too clever and won't go in when I approach almost knowing whats coming.
 
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