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Pet of the Week: Banjo

Banjo is a sweet 1-year-old Guinea pig looking to start 2023 with her forever home!
Credit: CT Humane Society

CONNECTICUT, USA — Meet Banjo! She's a 1-year-old brown and white guinea pig looking for her forever home. 

Banjo was found abandoned in a public park by a Good Samaritan one autumn night, the Connecticut Humane Society said. 

Sweet, quiet, and a little shy, Banjo has been looking for a home for a while, the shelter said. She's hoping to start 2023 with a family of her own! 

Guinea pigs are great pets and like to be held gently. They're friendly and can even learn tricks with the right person! The animals need a lot of care, including vitamin C from special guinea pig food and fresh vegetables as well.

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The Connecticut Humane Society said they and other shelters are seeing a significant number of guinea pigs being surrendered and stress the importance of not pairing males and females together. 

Guinea pigs can live 6-8 years and can weigh up to 2 pounds! 

Learn more about adopting Banjo or any other animal at the Connecticut Humane Society here.

Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.  

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