How long does it take for a guinea pig to be tamed?

The amount of time it takes to tame your guinea pig varies a lot from one guinea pig to another. Generally it takes a couple weeks to bond with a more confident guinea pig. A young and very timid guinea pig may take a few months or more to decide they can trust you.

How much does it cost to adopt a guinea pig?

We ask for a donation of £35 to adopt Coco & Raven, which helps towards the cost of caring for future guinea pigs. We offer rescue back up for life and would always be happy to take an animal back into our care should the adopter’s circumstances change.

What should I do if I buy a guinea pig?

First most, understand that no matter what, even if you buy a Guinea Pig for sale, or adopt, as a new pet owner it is your responsibility to care for the Guinea Pig it’s entire lifespan. Part of that responsibility is taking time to understand the basic needs of a Guinea Pig.

How old is Marcy the guinea pig for adoption?

Meet Marcy, an adorable guinea pig for adoption, who is about 9 months old. She was found abandoned in a park, hiding under a bush, along with several other guinea pigs. She is lucky to be alive as they rarely survive long outdoors on their own. She is still a little scared and still needs to learn that not all people are bad.

Why do guinea pigs go to animal shelters?

Guinea Pig adoption is a wonderful way to provide a Guinea Pig a second chance and caring environment. Most pets arrive at shelters because the owner had to move, could no longer afford the pet, had a death in the family, or simply gave up the responsibly of being a care taker for a Guinea Pig.

When is adopt a rescued guinea pig month?

Julie Morris, ASPCA senior vice president for National Shelter Outreach, designated March as Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea Pig celebration month. “The idea behind the celebration month is to encourage future adopters to think of shelters and rescue groups first.”

Is there a waiting list for wheek care guinea pig rescue?

Wheek Care Guinea Pig Rescue is only accepting emergency surrenders at this time. We will bring in non-emergency surrenders as cages open up. The waiting list is currently 3 to 6 weeks. If you need pellets, hay, or bedding to get you through the waiting time, please email us to see if we can help.

How long can a guinea pig live for?

Guinea pigs and children . Up to 90% of the guinea pigs that come into rescue have been bought for children who have lost interest. Childrens interest in anything can be sporadic and as a guinea pig can live for up to 6 years or even longer this is a long term commitment.

Is there a good home for a guinea pig?

As we reached 7 months, the nice woman that saved us, began having family issues, and made a heartbreaking choice to bring us to a guinea pig rescue. This Rescue is a great temporary home, we get lots of veggies, and all the hay and pellets we can eat, but we really need some one on one time, and a family to call our own.