Coco & Meg
Location: private boarding
Coco and Meg are looking for a new home after their owner could no longer cope with the 16 Guinea pigs they had due to health issues. Coco is an unusual brindle Abyssinian pig with a cream starburst on her nose, she is only 1 year old. Meg is a beautiful Abyssinian, she is approximately 2 years old. Coco and Meg were on pregnancy watch for two months (there were no babies) and have been examined by our piggy specialist vet and are finally ready for a fresh start.
Coco is quite a shy girl, which is understandable for a young pig coming from a home with so many others. We have tried to develop her confidence in people, rather than just other guinea pigs. She will now show her face for fresh spinach and cucumber if you're patient but we know that she will make more progress once she's in her forever home. Despite being timid she is a gentle girl who is always calm and well mannered during her weekly health checks.
Meg isn’t the most confident of pigs either but she makes up for it in looks. She keeps herself very clean and doesn’t even protest too much when we give her a little brush each week. When you approach her pen she will run and hide, anticipating being picked up, but if you are patient and happen to be holding something tasty then she will poke her nose out to see what's on offer.
Coco and Meg are looking for a new home together, they can live happily as a pair or be bonded with a lonely neutered male.
If you would like to adopt Coco & Meg contact us today! Email or call 0161 882 0680.
Sweet Pea & Pepper
Location: private boarding
Sweetpea and Pepper are looking for a new home together after their owner could no longer cope with their 16 guinea pigs due to health issues. Sweetpea is a stunning little girl with lilac and white markings, she is only 1 year old. Pepper is a gorgeous golden agouti guinea pig who has a round and sturdy frame, she is approximately 3 years old. They have been in our care since the end of October on pregnancy watch but after spending 12 weeks in foster care we can confirm there are no babies. They have been thoroughly examined by our specialist piggy vet and are now ready for a fresh start.
You could be forgiven in thinking Sweetpea was only a baby as she is so small, especially compared to Pepper who is twice her size. Her small stature allows her to quickly race around her pen in flash, often confusing our staff as to where she has gone! She is shy on approach and will hide if she thinks you’re coming to scoop her up but we found that in foster care she was happy being out and about in proximity to people (and even cats) as long as they keep their distance. With daily encouragement and plenty of bribery with tasty treats she will slowly get used to home life.
Out of the 16 guinea pigs removed from the property Pepper has been a staff favourite. She is larger than most due to her having litters in the past but she has an air of royalty about her as if she was the matriarch in the previous home. Like the other pigs from the property she isn't fond of too much human interaction but she is tolerant of being handled and is gentle and well mannered during her weekly health checks. She is happy to come out and munch on green leaves as long as she's in a relaxed environment.
Sweetpea and Pepper are looking for a home together, we have already tried to introduce a third, unrelated, piggy girl to them without success but a neutered boar may work.
If you would like to adopt Sweet Pea & Pepper contact us today! Email or call 0161 882 0680.