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Medway West Branch

Charity Number: 209192

National Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999

(lines open 7am - 10pm, seven days a week)

Guinea Pigs

All viewings are by appointment only.

Please contact the centre during opening times

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 12noon

Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 2pm

01634 681187

We ask for a minimum donation of £20 per guinea pig,

if you could give more it would be appreciated.

Things to consider before adopting a guinea pig

(please scroll to bottom of page)

David

Name:- David

Sex:- Male

Neutered:- No 

Age:- Sept ’20

Breed:- Mixed 

Colour:- Tan/White/Agouti

History:- Change in Owner’s Circumstances

Temperament:- Friendly but Skittish 

Suitable Home:- Looking for a new home

Date Admitted:- 9/6/21

Ray & Bob 

Name:- Ray & Bob

Sex:- Male x 2

Neutered:- No x 2

Age:- March ‘21 x 2

Breed:- Mixed & Crested

Colour:- Chocolate/Grey & Chocolate/Grey/Buff

History:- Change in Owner’s Circumstances

Temperament:- Friendly but Skittish x 2

Suitable Home:- Must stay together

Date Admitted:- 9/6/21

Nutmeg and Mace​ (Temp Reserved)

Name:- Nutmeg and Mace

Sex:- Male x 2

Neutered:- No x 2

Age:- Feb ’21 x 2

Breed:- Mixed x 2

Colour:- White/Brown Agouti/Tan & Black/White/Tan

History:- Change in Owner’s Circumstances x 2

Temperament:- Friendly x 2

Suitable Home:- Must stay together

Date Admitted:- 16/9/21 x 2 

Saffron, Star, Ginger & Pepper

(Temp Reserved)

Name:- Saffron (top left), Star (top right), Ginger (bottom left) & Pepper (bottom right)

Sex:- Female x 4

Neutered:- No x 4

Age:- Sept ’20 x 4

Breed:- Mixed, Crested, Mixed & Mixed

Colour:- Chocolate/White/Tan, Black/Tan (White Flecks), Black/Tan (Ginger Ear) & Black/Tan

History:- Change in Owner’s Circumstances x 4

Temperament:- Friendly x 4

Suitable Home:- Ideally we would like the girls to stay together but we would consider them being rehomed in pairs (Which would be Saffron & Pepper and Star & Ginger)

Date Admitted:- 16/9/21 x 4

Things to consider before adopting a Guinea Pig.

Guinea pigs are friendly and easily tamed, but they need commitment and regular attention. Long-haired guinea pigs can be especially difficult to look after. Guinea Pigs can be very skittish and very fast, so should have regular handling. Guinea pigs should have a supply of fresh vegetables on a daily basis and occasionally some fruit as a treat. An average age of a guinea pig is 6-8 years.

What guinea pigs need. Can you provide the following?


• Companionship - To be with other guinea pigs, most guinea pigs live happily in pairs or small groups although occasionally a guinea pig will prefer to be on its own. The widespread practice of keeping guinea pigs and rabbits together is not recommended.

• Feeding a balanced diet, with daily vegetables and hay.

• A constant supply of fresh, clean drinking water in a drip feed bottle with a metal spout.

• A large weatherproof home kept off the ground, out of direct sunlight and strong winds.

• A clean layer of wood shavings on the floor of their home and plenty of soft hay or straw for bedding and burrowing.

• Daily exercise.lll

• Their home to be cleaned every day and bedding changed weekly.

• A gnawing block to wear down long teeth.

• To be brushed every day if they have a long or rough-haired coat.

• Some quiet time alone or with other guinea pigs every day.

• To be taken to a vet if they are ill or injured.

• To be looked after when you are on holiday.

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