Guinea Pigs

Looking to adopt a rescue guinea pig? Look no further!

All our guinea pigs are health checked by an exotic vet specialist. Single males are also neutered.

If you would like to adopt a piggy from us please read our

'Adopting a Guinea Pig Guide' before contacting us.

If you have any questions please contact us on:

0161 882 0680 or rspcamcr_salford@btconnect.com

Housing ideas; indoor & out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald & Barlow

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Barlow and Donald are a pair of gorgeous male piggies looking for a home together. Sadly they had been abandoned by their owner and now need a happy ending before Christmas. Barlow is a roughly 8-12 month old Teddy cross breed chap whilst little Donald is younger, around 5 months old and is all black with a little black stripe on his neck. They have been health checked by an exotic specialist vet and are in good health despite their ordeal.  

The boys really are the sweetest pair of piglets. They are typical pigs that love their grub and will wheek to get your attention! They particularly love their veggies, readigrass and hay and have great appetites. The boys enjoy being in each others company and Donald in particular gets lots of confidence being around this bigger ‘adopted brother’.  They do make a funny looking pair as Donald is significantly smaller than Barlow but it won’t be long until they are both the same size!  

Barlow & Donald are suitable to live indoors or outdoors but will need min. 5ft housing, ideally 6ft with access to a separate run to exercise in daily. A C&C setup would be ideal and is often a cheaper option than a shop bought indoor cage. There are various websites on how to build your own C&C cage including this one: http://www.candcguineapigcages.co.uk/

The boys are skittish like most pigs and will need regular gentle handling to bring them around. They would be suitable to live with sensible children over the age of 8 but must be supervised at all times. Please note we don’t rehome animals solely as children’s pets – they must be the responsibility of an adult.

If you would like to adopt Donald & Barlow contact us today! Email or call 0161 882 0680.

 

 

Mark Owen

Mark Owen is a gorgeous roughly 8 month old fawn and white neutered male guinea pig. He was abandoned along with 2 other piggies (Donald and Barlow) a month before Christmas. Mark wasn’t in the best condition as his teeth had become overgrown most likely due to poor diet. Thankfully, he received some much needed TLC in foster care and with a hay and greens only diet (no dried food) his teeth corrected themselves. It’s vitally important that his new adopter’s stick to this high fibre diet to maintain his current good dental health.  

Mark is young chap but rather skittish due to a lack of handling and currently living on his own (he needs other pigs around to feel brave!). He does tend to settle once he is picked up and placed on your lap but he’s not a pig that enjoys cuddles. He’d much rather run around his pen exploring, leaping through tunnels and digging under hay! He’s very vocal and as well as wheeking for his tea he tends to ‘talk’ to himself quite a bit!  

Mark was neutered on 18th December and will be ready to bond with a lady friend or two at the end of January. Guinea pigs should be kept in suitable pairs or groups as they are highly gregarious creatures. Mark is looking for a home with female pigs only but he could live indoors or outdoors. Mark and his future lady friend/s will need good sized housing, min 5ft depending on the amount of piggies (feel free to contact us for advice on housing size for multiple pigs rspcamcr_salford@btconnect.com).  

We can give advice on the bonding process which can be done in your home – the basics being that they need to live side by side for a week before introductions on a neutral territory. We do a home visit prior to adoption where we can advise on all aspects of piggy care and bonding. If you could offer our little man a home with a friend or two please get in touch!

If you would like to adopt Mark Owen contact us today! Email or call 0161 882 0680.