Coffee and TeaCup are adoptable Abyssinian Guinea Pigs are looking for a new home. They are young females, approximately six months old. Poor little girls were caught up in the repercussions of the global pandemic, just like many of us! Read more about their story below.
Teacup and Coffee came into the local pet store just before the store had to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They were cared for by the pet care team and naturally kept growing. Guinea pigs are a popular pet, so they are often only in the store for a short period of time. The enclosure in which they spend that time is relatively small. So as they grew, it became obvious that the best thing for the guinea pigs was to get them out of the store where they could have a better chance at a furever home. So that is what we did! They are now being loved and cared for by a foster family in St. Catherines, Ontario.
Foster mom reports that Coffee is the more adventurous of the two girls. She tends to be the first to explore, and she has recently started to willingly climb up into foster parents lap for a snuggle. Teacup is happy to snuggle once she is picked up. Both are skittish at first, which may in part be due to the fact that they spent more time in the store environment. Now that they are in a home, they are growing more confident by the day.
Our aim is to re-home these two sisters together. Due to the challenges adoption during the pandemic, we are looking for a family that already has experience with piggles, or has done a decent amount of research so they know what to expect with this species. That includes a proper sized enclosure; an understanding of grooming care; socializing handling needs; noise factor and cleaning regimen. Adoption application, interview and photo of enclosure required.
Guinea pigs are often perceived as “starter” pets for younger children. However a healthy guinea pig will live 6 to 8 years. They also require an enclosure big enough for 3 to 4 hours of play per day. A good sized enclosure for 2 piggies would measure 7.5 square feet (minimum) and 10.5 square feet is preferred. The enclosure would be located in the home is a space away from damp, draft, direct sun and close enough to family activity to be a part of the daily routine. Please consider whether you, as an adult pet owner, have enough time and room for them for the next 6-8 years before applying for adoption.
We continue to seek a home for the girls together. Please respond with some information about your family’s experience with small pets and how you can help give these guinea pig gals a loving new furever home via EMAIL — fureverca- at – gmail – dot- com.