Guinea Pig Requirements

Our requirements for adopting Guinea Pigs

To consider you as a guinea pig adopter we require you to meet these welfare standards as a minimum. We are happy to advise on cages, diet, enrichment and just about anything else before you dive into buying new things for your guinea pigs.

Please remember that pet shops and generally poorly informed and put profit before animal welfare so accept their guidance with caution. Often, their cages marketed as ‘extra large’ are below even the basic minimum welfare requirements.

Even if you have kept guinea pigs for years, please take a read through our guinea pig care information page linked below as welfare recommendations often change with new research.

Guinea Pig Care Information Coming Soon!

Key basic requirements

If you want to apply to adopt guinea pigs, please ensure you have the following:

  • A large cage, minimum of 12 square feet for a pair. More space will be needed for larger groups. We always recommend c&c cages (self construct style seen in picture)
  • Identified a suitable exotics vet near you
  • Correct knowledge on guinea pig nutrition and diet
  • Suitable enrichment, toys and activities
  • Be able to provide a home to multiple guinea pigs as they cannot be kept alone
  • Property owner’s permission to keep guinea pigs (if renting)
  • Considered who will care for guinea pigs when you are away on holiday

How to adopt from us

Contact us

Contact us either by email, facebook or by filling in a contact form stating a bit about yourself, which animal(s) you’d like to apply for and your background.


If we think you might be a good fit, we will send you a link to our online application form to learn more about the home you have to offer.


If your applications look okay we will  need photos of your intended set up at this stage. This might be followed up by an in person or virtual home check.

Animal Adopt Form