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 guinea pigs 

  Always popular our GUNIEA PIGS are cute and unique 

They don’t come from Guinea. In fact, guinea pigs originate from the Andes region of South America. The ‘guinea’ in their name is a bit of a mystery. They are not related to pigs at all. Even though male guinea pigs are called boars and females are called sows, they are actually rodents.

They can break dance. Well, not quite, but when they are excited, guinea pigs can jump straight up and down, often turning 90° in mid-air, performing a slick little move known as ‘pop corning’.

 Are GUINEA PIG suitable for your encounter? 


Happy to be stroked on a blanket or fed food which we supply


Suitable for all ages and capabilities


Suitable for all group sizes agreed beforehand by us.


Suitable for indoor and out door events (in the warmer months)

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 our Guinea PIGS 

Lady Gaga

Beautiful Lady Gaga moved to HQ in 2022 when her owner no longer had the space or time for her. She is a very friendly girl who loves having her long locks stroked and brushed.

We currently have over 20 Guinea Pigs living at the sanctuary so Gaga is in good company and definitely one of the bosses of the herd.

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 Skinny Pig 



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We offer adoption + sponsor packs for each of our Guinea Pigs along with all of our rescue animals giving you an amazing way of supporting their life here at HQ.
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