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Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle UK

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Adoption Policy

Accommodation

Cages must allow 120cm on one level as a minimum - however we recommend bigger if it is possible.

We recommend C&C enclosures. Not all of our guinea pigs will be suitable for a 120 cage and we will advise where we think this is the case.We will only re-home where the cage is kept inside a house or in a heated and ventilated shed with natural light.

Bedding

No sawdust or wood shavings should be used within the cage.

Many far better alternatives are available.

Water, Hay & Food

Fresh water must be available at all times.

Good quality hay must be available for bedding, play and eating. We do not recommend hay racks. Foraging is natural behaviour for guinea pigs. Hay must be plentiful and given daily as it makes up 80% of their diet.

Pellet type feed must be available - not muesli types as they encourage selective feeding. Vegetables/salad items and occasional fruit should be fed twice daily - around a cup per day per pig.

Items in home

Hideys and/or tunnels must be available as guinea pigs need to have shelter to simulate their environment and allow natural behaviour.

Company

We do not rehome guinea pigs to live alone and they must have the same species company. They must be protected from direct contact with other animals. We do not rehome to live with rabbits.

Care

All signs of illness or injury must be referred to a qualified vet for treatment.

Our piggy's must not be used for breeding purposes.

We always home check prior to adoption

 

Adoption FeeS

Single Guinea Pig (to live with another)       £20

Neutered Boar (to live with others)          £25

Pair                                            £30