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Limb amputation

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Limb amputation

Amputation (the removal of a limb) can occur for a variety of reasons. Caring for guinea pigs that have lost a limb does require some special care and considerations, but by and large most guinea pigs adapt and cope well with life on three legs.

An x-ray of a guinea pig with a fractured femur
©Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic

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