Keeping a Guinea Pig as a pet is not as easy as it might sound. I don't want to discourage anyone, but they take special care that is different than a cat or a dog. Guinea pigs eat lots of food (mostly hay and veggies), they poop (a lot), and they are very vocal! They enjoy spending time outdoors, supervised of course. And they have a lot of fun and love to offer too!
So, in honor of Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month here are a couple of adoptable Guinea Pigs found on Petfinder to celebrate!
Sandra - Round Rock, TX
Need some princess in your life? Check out this cutie! Her name is Sandra and she's super special. Sandra has a condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. It just causes her to tilt a little and have jerky movements, so no big deal. It's not a fatal condition, and it won't get worse over the course of her lifetime. Sandra will just be a little different than other normal guinea pigs. Who wants to be plain and boring normal anyways?
Sandra is available for adoption from Austin Guinea Pig Rescue. View Sandra's Petfinder profile here.
Daniel - Springfield, VA
Daniel was brought to Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue after his human passed away. He misses his human very much, but is currently in foster care. He is a happy and healthy guinea pig that enjoys cuddling on the couch. He doesn't care to be picked up much, so it might be best if he went to a home without small children. Daniel is looking for a family that also has a special girl-pig to be his friend. Many Guinea Pigs do great with friends.
Humphrey - San Francisco, CA
Humphrey is one cool dude with some amazing markings! He looks like 2 different guinea pigs when viewed from each of his adorable sides. He is gentle, calm, easy to handle, and friendly. He does have a friend that he would love to be adopted with too.
Yep - that's the same guinea pig! He is available for adoption from San Francisco Animal Care and Control. You can view Humphrey's Petfinder profile here.
Nala - Warr Acres, OK
Nala is a beautiful little piggy girl who is very shy and skittish. She's young at a ripe age of one year, so she has plenty of time to come out of her shell. It is suspected that Nala was not given much attention from her previous humans. She would really love a family of her own. Maybe even one that already has a guinea pig that she can be friends with.
Nala is available for adoption from Safe Haven Animal Rescue. View her adoption profile here.
Apple - South Bend, IN
Apple is a young guinea pig, estimated at younger than 6 months old. She's a little skittish, but is settling down nicely. Apple is still young and should adjust well to a new family. She is sweet and shy, but gets along with her other guinea pig cagemates.
Nala is available for adoption from Heartland Small Animal Rescue Inc. You can check out her adoption profile here.
Happy Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month! We hope many piggies find their forever family this March. Have you ever kept a Guinea Pig as a pet?