Meet Paico

Paico is a Patagonian Cavy from Argentina. In the wild they eat mainly grasses, leaves, fruits and they both have their favorites.
Paico arrived to Noah’s Ark Oct 2021 at 1 years old. A couple brought Paico into a vet clinic in MI, and turns out he had a double fracture to his front leg that was left untreated for over a month. The owners didn’t want to bother fixing it and wanted him euthanized, saying they’d just get another cavy at the next exotic animal auction. The veterinarian took over care of Paico and had to amputate his leg because it was too damaged to be saved.

Animal Details

Name: Paico
Category: Small Mammals
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