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Guinea Pig

Handling and Restraint






To initially restrain a guinea pig, the handler should be rapid and smooth, to avoid frightening the animal.










The handler’s thumb is placed beneath the jaw of the guinea pig. The hindquarters of the guinea pig are supported by the handler’s other hand.




Handling for injection






This video clip shows the correct injection techniques for a guinea pig.











Intraperitoneal injections are made into the lower half of the abdomen.




  
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