Not available for interstate adoption
Shy and sweet
Female Short-hair Smooth Hair Guinea Pig
- Rescue group:
- Alittlebitiffy Animal Rescue
- PetRescue ID:
- Gatton, QLD
Nutsy came into rescue care as a pregnant mum-to-be. Foster carer Breanna took her into her home and heart, and on the 22nd of September 2017 she safely gave birth to three healthy guinea pig pups. Biscuit was one of those pups. Nutsy was a very loving and nurturing mum, with the help of her human carers she gave her little family a warm home and plenty of milk so that they could grow into healthy and happy piggies. Since then, her pups have been successfully weaned and have become cheeky and independent. This mother-daughter pair is now ready for their forever home.
Due to not having been handled regularly prior to coming into Sanctuary care, Nutsy is a little shy and timid of new people. She deserves a calm and quiet home, with her cage preferably set up in an area where she can watch you while still avoiding loud noises such as the TV or kitchen appliances. Biscuit, being a young piggy, is typically nervous of new things. She follows her mother everywhere and looks to her for guidance when facing new situations. Nutsy gives Biscuit the confidence to play, try new foods, explore new toys and meet new people.
Nutsy and Biscuit are available for adoption to a non-breeding, quiet, indoor home with no or older children, with supervised time in a secure outdoors enclosure when the weather permits. A minimum floor space of 10.5 square feet (a 2x4 C&C cage) is required, though the more space you can provide the better it is for play and exercise.
Their diet should consist of high quality grass hay available to them 24/7 for unlimited grazing, 1/8th of a cup of high quality pellets (such as Vetafarm or Oxbow) per pig, per day, and one cup of fresh vegetables per pig, per day. Please avoid mixes containing seeds and "coloured bits", which are incredibly unhealthy and can be a choking hazard. Do not feed any meat or dairy products, these can be fatal to guinea pigs. A list of safe fruits and vegetables can be found at www.happycavy.com.
The pair will take some time to trust new people, and until then they'll be a little shy and timid at their new home. Their new family must be gentle, patient and understanding of their needs.
Are you interested in adopting a guinea pig? Here are a few things to think about before bringing a new pet home.
01. Do I have permission to have guinea pigs at my residence?
02. Can I afford veterinary care if needed?
03. Do I have time to feed, clean, and spend time with my guinea pig?
04. Do I understand their dietary, housing, social and care needs?
05. Can I commit to caring for them for their entire life expectancy?
Guinea pigs are highly social animals. Our guinea pigs are only available in pairs or trios unless otherwise stated or unless there are special circumstances.
To begin the adoption process, please complete the adoption enquiry form available on our website at www.alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary.com. Once the form is completed and submitted, a Sanctuary member will assess its suitability.
If you already have guinea pigs, a meet and greet with the Sanctuary guinea pigs you wish to adopt is a must. This usually also coincides with a house and enclosure check and a face-to-face interview to discuss the level of care you'll provide.
Following a signing of the adoption contract by the adopter and a Sanctuary member, and payment of the adoption fee in full, our guinea pigs are ready to go to their new home! If, at any point in time, you can no longer care for or keep your adopted guinea pigs, we ask that you first contact us prior to personally attempting to rehome them.