So many of the guinea pigs that come to me have been neglected and have had a very poor start in life. Some have been passed from pillar to post and don’t even know what a home is. Many come in having never had the companionship of another guinea pig; have been left to suffer with health problems; some have never seen fresh fruit and vegetables or been given hay; many have lived in a tiny cage and don’t know what coming out for playtime is; some sadly have been deliberately cruelly treated.
It is wonderful when they go to such loving lifelong homes, where they can lead fulfilling and happy lives with their new family. I am always overwhelmed by the passion and care many of the adopters have for these creatures. It makes the work I do so worthwhile. So this page is to celebrate my adopters and the palaces these piggies have now found themselves.
If you have adopted please send photos to me and I will add them to this page with your stories of adoption.
Thanks to all the adopters and supporters, without you I could not keep this rescue going. Who knows where some of these lovely creatures would have ended up otherwise.
I am really please I got Booboo a friend after the death of his brother Yogi, as he is so much happier now he has a playmate.
Al is very cheeky and certainly tries to be the boss, but Booboo is not having any of it.
They both love being out in the garden munching grass and running around their playpen, although Al is still a bit scared and stays in his tube. His confidence is growing and he is even takes food out of my hand, whereas before he would run and hide. He is so cheeky and adorable.”
“Thought I’d let you know how Rex is as it’s been a while.
Him and Sooty still don’t sleep together but they’ll sit near each other without arguing etc. No teeth chattering or anything vicious occurs any more, other than rumbling every now and then. It’d be nice if they would snuggle up together but they seem to prefer sleeping in separate pigloos.
Rex is still a bit shy but getting a lot better – I have seen him popcorning and he won’t think twice about coming over to your hand when kale or anything green is involved!
I have attached some photos of them enjoying life together ”
“Jasper is doing very well. I think shes glad of the company.
I put a box with a door cut out and a towel over the top in the bedroom. They both have been sleeping in it. Thanks”
“i’ve attached some pics of matilda, lucy and georgia finally!!! they are doing great, really happy and settled.
Very greedy they definitely let you know when they want their veggies lol. Georgia is turning into the boss of the group she without doubt has the loudest wheek ive heard, she has also grown some lovely long curls. We are starting to plan their outside play area for the summer which hopefully should be ready late spring so they can play during the day in the sun”
Just to let you know Cherry and Blossom are doing great and are as chubby as ever!
Please find attached two pictures of West and Abbi and Bonzo and Penny. This is for your success story bit on the website. Both are settling in well and getting on with each other.
Dana and Star are happy in their new home. They have settled in fine.
Dana is still the boss and Star still likes cuddles.
They don’t seem to eat a lot of fruit, they just eat vegetables. They don’t drink anything from their water bottles, is that normal? They enjoy playing in tunnels and boxes which are in the run. We give them cuddles very regularly.
Layla , this was them at lunchtime. I went back to check on them and also swop the igloo for the double log cabin. He thinks is it great fun to jump through the little window and although wary at first he seems to like grass!
The baby is now called Clover and she is an absolute sweety! She is full of bounces and popcorning and is so funny to watch.
Raisin took to her straight away and Clover loves to be around her. Fern has taken a bit more persuassion but they are slowly coming to terms with eachother. There is still the odd chase around but, (touch wood), no actual fighting. I think Fern had a bad start in life and is a bit bolshy, she was the same with Raisin at first but they are fine now.
I just thought I’d let you know how Ratty and Didi (now known as Dylan and Dougal) are getting on. They have settled in well, I’ve had no problems with them, no fights etc… they still haven’t decided which one is boss though.
Just to let you know Mojo is fine and getting on with the girls ok. He has discovered a taste for pear of all things, he grabs it quick before the others get a look in and runs off so they can’t get it back. Very funny.
Amelie has settled in fine, she certainly has a set of lungs on her for veggies, she still runs away when you try to pick her up but once she’s out she is fine. There has been no fighting or aggression at all between them at all, they don’t snuggle together when they are sleeping but at least they like each other being there as Biscuit is so much happier these days and often popcorns around the cage. I’ve attached a picture of them snuggling on my lap while they were being cleaned out.
Valentine & Viola are doing so well! (have attached a few piccies): Valentine is still the more wary but both come to greet you when the veggie bowl arrives!
Here are a couple of pictures of Basil happy with his girls Dana & Star.
Cecil and Rufus having lunch today
All change today. We shut the door between the hutch and the run and left them in the run for a few hours. They really enjoyed this and were leaping around. When we opened the door again they started using both the hutch and the run. Both Peggy and Gwen are now feeding from Bethan’s hand. They have also started to eat grass. See photographs.
Heidi has settled in well and has become a very vocal member of the family. She is quite a confident little character and after the initial shock Martha seems to be very happy with her new buddy. They enjoy chasing one another around through the tunnels and can both popcorn to some amazing heights and now after a few disputes at first they both sleep together in the hut. I have attached a couple of photos and as you can see Heidi is growing very fast, she is already just about the same size as Martha who I think is always going to be a little piggy.
They’re getting along really well with their neighbours in the village, and Muppet, still as timid as ever, has squatting rights over Cabbage Cottage. He spends a lot of his time with Allie and Parsley, as they seem to dote on him. However, I personally think he’s more fond of Tiny, as he can often be found piggie training behind her. Maria and Tiny quickly became munch-buddies. They’re almost always sat together, chewing on something. They all make up a good little community, and I very rarely find a lone piggie among them. They use the buddy system effectively, though they seem to centre themselves around Muppet quite a lot.
The girls seems to LOVE Toya, and he seems to have settled in brilliantly! Do you think that this is how it will be, or could they still have squabbles to come? They have all eaten together, played in the sitting room following each other in a line and this afternoon they all snuggled up in the piggie house The girls haven’t stopped talking to each other all day and they were squeaking to see see where he had gone when Itook him out for a cuddle! It seems too good to be true…fingers crossed it will last
They seem to be getting along fine so far, we have renamed the girls Ruby (ginger and black older piggy) and Flossie. Ruby appears to be the leader with Alfie in the middle and then Flossie. Ruby is very vocal when she thinks she is due her fresh veg! Flossie is still a little nervous but she runs round like mad when we put the larger tunnel in the cage, she gets Alfie going too! They all eat together, and sleep near to each other during the day but we put in separate houses on a night time in case they want a little space. So far it seems to be going well, I’m really pleased! They’re still getting used to each I think but you wouldn’t think they’d only been together just over a week. I have attached a photo for you.