PET OF THE WEEK: Meet the cuddly guinea pigs named Milo and Otis
You might be thinking of a little pug and a kitten having adventures together across the plain, but Milo and Otis are actually... guinea pigs! They may be a little nervous, but these sweet critters would love to have a home!
Here's what Kimberly Imbert, Animal Shelter Operations Supervisor with Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter, had to say in News 13's ‘Pet of the Week.’
"Hi I'm Kimberly and this weeks 'Pets of the Week' are Milo and Otis, They are seven month old male guinea pigs who were brought to the shelter because their owner had some allergies from them.
They are really sweet, a little bit skittish, but with some proper handling and consistent handling they will definitely warm up to be friendlier more outgoing pigs.
Guinea pigs can be really kind of flighty, they can get a little nervous when people go into their cages. So it can take some treats to get them to think it's a really good idea to come out and be social.
They're really good pets for children because they are bigger than a hamster but are still small enough to be handled, and they are pretty sturdy.
They are really fun pets, [and] can live up to eight years. They need hay, vitamin C and water -- and they need their cages cleaned frequently, which is sometimes the reason why people can experience allergies. If you clean their cages frequently then they are a lot easier to cohabitate with.
Milo is a pretty cuddly little guy. Milo and Otis should find a home together because guinea pigs are social animals. They are really hoping to find their loving home soon," Imbert said.