Thank you for your interest in adopting a guinea pig! Below you will find our adoption policy and the piggies we currently have in our care who are looking for new homes.
We monitor all new piggies for a minimum of 2 weeks to check for health issues and to assess what kind of home they will be best suited to. If you are interested in a guinea pig who is not yet available for adoption, we would still love to hear from you, so please do get in touch.
Guinea pigs are highly social animals, so we will never allow a single guinea pig to be adopted to live alone. Where a guinea pig is being adopted to join an existing pig, we will ask you to bring your piggy to the rescue to allow us to supervise the introductions and start off the bonding process. Support and advice after taking your pigs home will always be available, with full rescue back-up provided should any bonds fail.
Guinea pigs adopted from us must not be bred from in any circumstances.
In general, a pair of sows will need a minimum of 2ft x 5ft, and a pair of boars 2ft x 6ft. Some piggies may have different needs, and these will be listed in each pig’s description below. Guinea pigs will only be homed to outdoor setups where these are inside an insulated shed/outhouse/garage (not shared with a car). We will always carry out a set-up check prior to adoption either online or in-person.
The majority of a guinea pig’s diet must be hay, so a supply of good quality hay should always be available. Muesli style dried food should not be fed, instead we recommend hay based pellets to avoid selective eating. Piggies should also be fed around 1 cup of fresh veggies per day, and must always have access to fresh drinking water.
Our adoption fee for a single guinea pig is a minimum £20 donation and for a bonded pair £35 (neutered piggies will have a slightly higher adoption fee – please see individual descriptions), to help cover the costs of caring for the animals at Tiny Paws MCR. Adopters must be age 18+.
Guinea Pigs Looking for Homes
Breed: Mixed breed smooth-haired guinea pig
Age: Born 25.12.19
Status: Available for boar bonding from 05.02.20
Buddy was born in our care on Christmas day after his mum came into us pregnant. Buddy will be looking for an indoor home where he can join another boar once he is 6 weeks old (5th Feb).
Buddy is a little nervous after recently being separated from his Mum & sister (necessary as boars become fertile at 3 weeks of age), and will run away from you but is fine to be held and stroked once you have caught him. We are handling him regularly and expect he will grow up to be a confident piggy!
Housing requirements: A pair of male pigs will need a minimum set-up size of 6ft x 2ft. Buddy is currently an indoor piggy so will need an indoor home.
We highly recommend C&C cages as a cost-effective way of meeting the minimum size requirements.