Guinea pigs

Meet Fudge



2 years

Fudge is a lively 2 year old, intact boar, looking for a forever home with a new pal! He came into the rescue a little underweight having had an unfortunate incident with his mouth which inhibited his ability to eat and drink, but is now all better and at a healthy weight. He loves cuddles, having space to run around and always wheeks when he wants some food! His favourite food is kale but he loves most veggies. He is a confident piggy, and would love another male guinea or neutered female friend to keep him company!

Interested in adopting Fudge? Scroll down to see our requirements for guinea pigs and to register your interest.

Key basic requirements

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

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, 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. 

A large cage, aiming for 16 square feet for a pair. More space will be needed for larger groups

We always recommend and prefer 'C&C' style enclosures

Identified a suitable exotics vet near you and how you will fund emergency vet treatment

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

Register your interest

Please include as much information as possible. We put great effort into selecting the best home so we don't reserve an animal until the final stage of the adoption process.