Most people want to know why its advantageous to spay/neuter a guinea pig when they are basically okay if left alone. Spay/neuter is surgery, right? And that is dangerous, right?
My own herd of 7 spayed females and 1 neutered male
Well... technically, all surgeries have some risks associated with them.
However, if you have a great veterinarian who is familiar with anaesthetising guinea pigs along with spaying and neutering techniques, there are many wonderful health reasons for having these surgeries performed. We at Auckland Cavy Care have experienced veterinarians who have operated on our guinea pigs for a couple years now and know these procedures very well.
Below is a partial list of why we have these surgeries performed before our guinea pigs are adopted out.
If you were to seek out these surgeries on your own, you would likely be charged a minimum of $100 for a guinea pig neuter and $120 for a guinea pig spay. When you adopt one of our guinea pigs, you are guaranteed that they are spayed/neutered and have already been checked by a veterinarian.