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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)

Bitsy, Betty & Betsy (Temp reserved)

Name:- Bitsy, Betty & Betsy

Sex:- Female x 3

Neutered:- No x 3

Age:- Aug ’19 x 1 & Dec ’19 x 2

Breed:- Mixed x 2 & Teddy X x 1

Colour:- Brown Agouti/Tan, Agouti/Tan/White & Silver Agouti/White

History:- Change in Owner’s Circumstances x 3

Temperament:- Friendly x 3 (Betsy needs a little more handling)

Suitable Home:- Must stay together

Date Admitted:-2/9/21 x 3

Rose & Mermaid

Name:- Rose & Mermaid

Sex:- Female x2

Neutered:- No x2

Age:- Dec ’20 x2

Breed:- Self & Himalayan

Colour:- Red & White (chocolate point)

History:- change in owners circumstances x2

Temperament:- Friendly but skittish x2

Suitable Home:- Must stay together

Date Admitted:- 13/10/21

Sugar & Spice

Name:- Sugar & Spice

Sex:- Female x 2

Neutered:- No x 2

Age:- End Feb ’21 x 2

Breed:- Creasted & Mixed

Colour:- Buff/Black/White & Black/White/Tan

History:- Change in Owners Circumstances x 2

Temperament:- Friendly x 2

Suitable Home:- Must Stay Together

Date Admitted:- 15/10/21 x 2

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.