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.

Adoption fees:

- Single unneutered female piggy £15

- Single neutered male piggy £20

- Pair/trio not neutered £25

- Pair of neutered male piggies £35

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

Our guinea pig bonding scheme!

 

 

Bear & Bandit

Watch a video of the boys here!

Location: foster home

Bear and Bandit are 9 month old brothers who were abandoned outside an RSPCA animal centre back in August. The centre did not have facilities to take in guinea pigs so they were transferred to our care. The boys were understandably timid for quite sometime, but time in a foster home and subsequently being neutered has seen this stunning pair blossom into the most solid of companions and are a joy to watch.


The boys enjoy a large enclosure and come out every night for a play in a pen too. Bandit can often be found following Bear around and both like to cuddle up together. When it's playtime the house, tunnel and trays are rearranged and sometimes even tipped over as they popcorn round the cage. The boys don't like a lot of fuss but will happily sit on your lap and get comfy and are very happy to be hand-fed.


We are looking to rehome the boys indoors in an enclosure that is 6ft by 2ft or similar, or 5 by 2 C &C cage. They will be ideally suited to home that have had guinea pigs before and who will spend time gaining their trust and will enjoy watching them develop.  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis

Location: foster home

Check out our dinky little Dennis! Dennis came into our care following a large scale rescue where many guinea pigs were signed into RSPCA care as breeding had got out of control. He is smooth coat crested ginger and white piggy and is approximately 5 weeks old. He’ll be ready for adoption from the 26 November and is looking for a home either with his brother (Hedgehog) or to be paired with a lonely adult male guinea pig already in the home. The branch will pay for him to be neutered at our exotic vet in Chorlton once he is old enough at roughly 5-6 months of age. We neuter all our male piggies to insure that in future they can be more easily paired with females if they become bereaved.  

Dennis is the smallest of the three brothers and as cute as a button! Like his brothers he loves his grub and hay and has a great appetite. He would prefer to live indoors in a large set up (min 6ft x 2ft for 2 males) but could live outdoors in a shed or sheltered environment. If you could offer our boy a home with a sibling or an adult male please get in touch. We offer full advice and support on introducing guinea pigs.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedgehog

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Location: foster home

Meet gorgeous Mr Hedgehog! This little man came into our care following a large scale rescue where many guinea pigs were signed into RSPCA care as breeding had got out of control. Hedgehog is smooth coat agouti and approximately 5 weeks old. He’ll be ready for adoption from the 26 November and is looking for a home either with one of his brother (Dennis) or to be paired with a lonely adult male guinea pig already in the home. The branch will pay for him to be neutered at our exotic vet in Chorlton once he is old enough at roughly 5-6 months of age. We neuter all our male piggies to insure that in future they can be more easily paired with females if they become bereaved.  

Hedgehog is the biggest of the three brothers and definitely the most confident! He loves his food and mooching around, he’s none the worse for his bad start at life. He would prefer to live indoors in a large set up (min 6ft x 2ft for 2 males) but could live outdoors in a shed or sheltered enviroment. If you could offer our boy a home with a sibling or an adult male please get in touch. We offer full advice and support on introducing guinea pigs. Don’t miss out on this tiny bundle of piggy sweetness!

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

 

Dharma & Daisy

Location: foster home

Meet our wonderful mum and daughter pair, Dharma and Daisy! The girls came into our care as part of a large guinea pig rescue where breeding had got out of control leading to over 80 piggies! Thankfully, we stepped in and with the help of many other RSPCA branches across the country we managed to come to the rescue. Many of the female pigs were pregnant, Dharma had already given birth to her little daughter Daisy. Several weeks on Daisy is now 6 weeks old, thriving and looking for a home with her mum. We estimate Dharma to be quite young herself, roughly 6-8 months of age. Both piggies have now been health checked by our exotic specialist vet and are ready to go!  

Dharma and Daisy have both been in a foster home together and we’ve grown to know them very well. They are looking for an indoor home as a pair or could join a friendly herd. We ask for minimum 5ft by 2ft housing for two piggies but the bigger the better. C&C cages are a great option and can be built to whatever shape you need. The girls love their hay and veggies diet (we don’t feed our pigs or rabbits dry - they receive all the vitamins they need from a range of veggies) and can be heard wheeking when the fridge opens or when packets are rustled!  

Baby Daisy aka the pocket rocket, is still tiny and can be tricky to catch like her mum however, we are hopeful with handling and patience they will soon learn that us humans aren’t so scary after all! Our girls are utterly stunning, Dharma is an agouti tri colour with hints of ginger and white whilst Daisy is a tiny ginger and white bundle of gorgeousness!  

If you can offer the girls an indoor home as a pair or to live with other suitable female piggy pals (or neutered male) give us a call! We can offer advice on introductions, housing and diet, we are here to help so get in touch!

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

 

 

 

 

Trevor

Location: foster home

Trevor is a little superstar and truly stolen our hearts! He is a young, small boar around 8 to 9 months old who has been castrated on 21st November. He was signed over to RSPCA care from a home that could no longer cope with the volume of guinea pigs they had ended up with after mis-sexing led to over-breeding. Unlike many of his former house mates Trevor is a confident little chap. 


Trevor is ruled by his belly. He just loves his grub and overcomes any shyness for a snack on his favourite veg. When you go to pick Trevor up he never runs away, he just sits and let's us scoop him up. He is such a sweet lad and will make an ideal companion to a single female, pair, or herd of girls. He's just a really easy going character and is only on his own because he was living with a female so we had to separate them to prevent any further reproduction.

We are really keen to find Trevor new female piggy pal(s). Whilst they cannot be physically introduced until 6 weeks post castration (2nd Jan 2019) the longer they start living side by side the better. The minimum size housing for two pigs is 152cm x 60cm or 4 x 2 c and c cage. If you live locally we will be able to loan you his cage. If you can offer Trev a home please get in touch today, he needs piggy lady friends!

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

 

Markia

Location: foster home

Markia is a young sow, under one year of age who had a litter of 4 babies when we found her. She was signed over to RSPCA care from a home that could no longer cope with the volume of guinea pigs they had ended up with after mis-sexing led to over-breeding. Marika was separated from her babies 4 weeks ago and has had an ultrasound that has confirmed she is not pregnant again, phew! Her foster mum shares her experience of caring for the little girl:  

"Marika was understandably very timid after she was rescued but after just a few days she started coming over to take food from my hand and is now so much braver. At veg time she gets so excited that she stays put, waiting for her grub. Marika loves bombing/flying around and has a great set of lungs on her, especially when food is approaching! This lovely young lady needs a forever home with lots of love, patience and time to settle so she can find her piggy paws! A neutered male piggy or another sow(s) for companionship would suit her down to the ground!"


The minimum size housing for two pigs is 152cm x 60cm or 4 x 2 c and c cage. If you live locally we will be able to loan you a cage for side by side living during introduction period. Please get in touch if you can offer Marika a home indoors with a piggy pal or two.

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

 

 

 

 

Pamela & Pippa

Location: foster home

Pamela (agouti/ginger and white) and Pippa (fawn and white) were signed over to RSPCA care from a home that could no longer cope with the volume of guinea pigs they had ended up with after mis-sexing led to over-breeding. The girls were terrified of their own shadow and it was truly distressing to see how scared they were, especially Pippa. 


Over the last few weeks they've settled into their foster home thanks to a predictable, regular care routine. Pamela now sits out in her tunnel wheeking for her veggies and is often joined by Pippa. They are handled every other day at present and they are improving with this and even catching them is less of a trouble. 


The girls adore each other and need to be rehomed together. They have been given a clean bill of health and have had two ultrasound scans 4 weeks apart and are not pregnant. The girls are approx one year old and just need a patient, caring owner to help them develop further in confidence and build trust in you. They will make a rewarding companion animal for a quiet home.


The minimum size housing for two pigs is 5ft x 2ft or 4 x 2 c and c cage. Please get in touch if you can offer the girls a quiet home indoors.

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