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.
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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.
Guinea pigs need lots of space on one level to zoom around and popcorn. Sufficient space also helps reduce fall-outs, particularly with boar pairs. We have recently increased our minimum housing size for a pair of pigs to 20 square feet (2m square). 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 (£30 for a neutered male) and for a bonded pair £35, to help cover the costs of caring for the animals at Tiny Paws MCR. Adopters must be age 18+.
Guinea Pigs Looking for Homes
Species: Guinea pig
Sex: Male (neutered 13.01.21)
Age: Approx 7 months
Brownie came into our care after he and his brother had been mis-sold to his previous humans as female who didn’t realise until babies had occurred. The two brothers fell out and Brownie came to us to find new friends.
Brownie was neutered on 13th January and will be safe to be introduced to females from 24th February (6-weeks post-neuter).
Due to lockdown restrictions, adopters must live within 1 hours drive of our location in Sale, M33 postcode. We provide a full bonding service at our home-run rescue.
Housing requirements: INDOORS only.
A pair of guinea pigs will need a minimum of 20 sq ft of space.
- Ghost & Nym
Name: Ghost & Nym
Species: Guinea Pigs
Age: Ghost – approx 4 years, Nym – approx 4.5 years
Ghost & Nym are a lovely pair of boys who were adopted last year but unfortunately had to be returned to us due to a change in circumstances. They are hoping to find their forever home this time!
Nym has a long-term issue with a runny/crusty right eye, which has been checked by an exotics vet and doesn’t require any treatment other than giving it a little wipe clean. He also has age related cataracts, but these don’t seem to cause him any issues and he potters around just fine.
Both pigs are, unsurprisingly, very food orientated and not fans of being picked up and will run away from approaching hands, but settle well for a cuddle once caught.
Housing requirements: The boys are looking for an indoor enclosure, with at least 20sq ft of space.