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

Our guinea pig bonding scheme!

 

 

 

 

 

George & Fred

Watch a video of the boys here!

Location: private boarding

George and Fred are two 4 year old boars who have come into our care after their owner could no longer cope with the animals they had. We have had them health checked and castrated by an exotic vet specialist and they are now looking for a forever home together. Here is what their foster mum has to say about them:


"Fred and George are a wonderful pair of boys. Unlike their namesakes (the famous Weasley twins) it's much easier to tell these two apart! Fred is all black with a beautiful, sleek coat and George is a handsome tri-colour piggy. George is definitely the boss in this duo; he's a confident, cheeky pig who comes running to the bars and always greets me with a loud wheek to tell me he would like more food! Fred is much more reserved and will hide away until George has sussed out what's going on.


It's obvious the pair haven't been handled much and as a result they are a little hesitant at being picked up. However, once settled on your knee they love having chin tickles and will sit quite calmly with you. The boys have really grown in confidence whilst with me and their little quirky characters have started to shine through. George loves to do zoomies around the cage and treats me to some wonderful popcorning when he's feeling particularly happy! They are also very good at moving furniture. No matter where I put their hay tray and hidey huts when cleaning the cage, within a matter of minutes they will have moved everything around to how they want it - they definitely know their own minds! This lovely duo will never fail to make you smile, I hope they find the loving home they deserve."


As Fred and George are not the most outgoing of boys they will be best suited to a quite home, ideally with people who have guinea pigs before and know how to take things at their pace. They could live with sensitive older children and as they have always been kept indoors would be best being rehomed as house piggies. The boys enjoy having plenty of space and the ideal sized floor space will be min. 157cm by 76cm / 5ft x 2ft.
For advice on housing just get in touch!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin

Location: foster care

This beautiful little boy has come into our care after RSPCA inspectors removed over 300 animals from one home. The case is still under investigation but Pumpkin has been signed over and  was the only guinea pig in the home. We suspect he was most likely destined to be food for another animal. Pumpkin was castrated on 20th March and will be ready to be paired with female pig/s by the end of April. He has been benefiting from extra TLC in his foster home. This is what his foster mum has to say about him:

"Pumpkin is an absolute delight! He is around 6/7 months old and has a clean bill of health. He was understandably shy on arrival and avoidant of being handled. However, with confidence and gentle handling, Pumpkin and I have a great understanding and he is very cooperative. I've never met a piggy who popcorns as much, and boy does he love his cuddles and strokes. He loves chatting across the room to my pair of guinea pigs and when they were recently away for 2 days at the vets Pumpkin was subdued and early missing them.Pumpkin is an Olympic eater of hay, greens and dried grass and has been an utter delight to care for."

We are looking to rehome Pumpkin to live with one or more female guinea pigs. He has always been kept indoors but with the weather getting milder he could adapt to outdoor life. For 2 guinea pigs min 5ft x 2ft set up, but bigger is better! We offer a fostering scheme for people wishing to bond their lady piggies with one of ours so please get in touch if you can offer Pumpkin a forever home! He is a very special lad indeed.

If you would like to adopt Pumpkin contact us today!

Email or call 0161 882 0680.