Pet of the Week: Meet Marshmellow and Nutella, guinea pig brothers

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) On this edition of Pet of the Week, we meet two guinea pig brothers who are as sweet as their names. Introducing: Marshmallow and Nutella.

On this edition of Pet of the Week, we meet two guinea pig brothers who are as sweet as their names. Introducing: Marshmallow and Nutella. (Carly Sjordal)

"I am Sarah, I’m here at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter and today's pet of the week is Nutella and his brother Marshmallow. They are three week old Calico guinea pigs. They are a bonded pair so we would like to see them go home together.

Guinea pigs are very social animals. They do much better if they have a friend to live with. Guinea pigs are very friendly especially if they are handled frequently. These guys are young. With good frequent handling they will be very excellent companions.

As you can see they are already quite friendly, and they love their carrots. Guinea pigs have a diet were they require lots of timothy hay, special guinea pig pellets and enough fresh fruits and veggies to get enough vitamin C in their diets to be healthy. They are very talkative and they like to have human interaction.

If guinea pigs aren't your style, then we have lots of other pets that are available. So come on down and see if you can find yourself a new friend. "

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