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: foster

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 quiet 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 need a 5 x 2 C&C cage set up (see our housing guide above for info on homemade C&C cages)
or a similar sized indoor cage set up around 6ft x 2ft.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheepy, Jelly & Fresa

Location: private boarding

Sheepy, Jelly and Fresa are the popular girls in the playground. They are beautiful and sassy and we love them. Sheepy is the leader of the gang. Her cream Rex coat and confident character catch everyone’s eye. Fresa is her right hand woman with her tri coloured Peruvian long locks of hair. She tries her best to be as bold as Sheepy but fails as soon as a hand approaches her, but she is happy going about her business with us watching and chatting to her. Jelly is the stunning yet sensitive one that hides in the background but is just the most beautiful pig anyone’s ever seen; her ginger symmetrical patches are just too cute.  

The girls came to us from a multi animal home overrun with guinea pigs kept in horrific conditions, most were underweight and extremely scabby but thankfully after 3 months TLC the girls are ready for a fresh start. An exotic vet has checked them over and the only thing to note is that Jelly's incisors have snapped off and grown back. This is most likely as a result of poor diet in her previous home and although her diet has improved it may occur again in the future but should not cause any problems. A good diet of mostly hay/grass with some greens is crucial (no dry food).

The girls are looking for a home together either indoors or out. As the girls of a trio they will need a large home, min. 6ft in length. We can provide more information on housing, just give us a call!

If you would like to adopt the girls contact us today!

Email or call 0161 882 0680.

 

 

Custard

Location: foster

This beautiful little girl is Custard, she is around 15 months old and came to us from a multi animal home overrun with guinea pigs kept in dreadful conditions, most were underweight and extremely scabby but thankfully after 3 months TLC in a foster home she is ready for a fresh start. 


Most likely due to the poor diet she received in her previous home Custard's incisors have all snapped off and grown back strong and wearing well. A specialist has advised that it may occur again in the future but so long as the growth and wear is monitored it isn't a cause for alarm, and certainly doesn't stop her eating! This is what her foster mum has to say about her:


"Custard is an absolute sweetheart. Whilst she is a very strong piggy and good at evading capture she is also great when being handled.  Custard, like all piggies, loves her food. She is a great hay eater and polishes off all her greens once given. She is one of the tidiest piggies I've ever cared for and uses one corner for the loo! She belts around her playpen with much excitement, tipping objects out of her way if needs be! She has been confident in our care from day one. Custard is adorable and it'll be fantastic for her to have piggy pals."


Custard is looking to paired with a neutered boar or female pig(s). She has spent the last 3 months indoors and will benefit from living in a home where she can get plenty of interaction. She is a clever little girl who deserves the best!

If you would like to adopt Custard contact us today!

Email or call 0161 882 0680.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thor & Loki

Location: foster

Thor and Loki are pre-pubescent boars born on (Thor has the back face, Loki has the white). They were born on the 27th May and have come from a home overrun with animals, none of which were neutered. They are looking for a home together as indoor guinea pigs so they can get plenty of attention. This is what their foster mum has to say about them:


"Both are cheeky pigs who adore red or green pepper and will happily sit in your lap munching. They still like to give you the run around when picking them up but once you catch them they love cuddles! They wheek and chatter to each other all the time and make a huge mess of their cage while they are playing! Thor is the more inquisitive of the two, however Loki is no pushover and will stand his ground especially when it comes to protecting his pepper! They have settled here really quickly and I'm sure they will fit in to their new home very easily."


The guinea pigs can live with a family with children of all ages so long as young children are supervised around them. They need a home that is 6ft x 2ft either indoors or out.

If you would like to adopt Thor & Loki contact us today!

Email or call 0161 882 0680.