Guinea Pigs for Sale Near Me?

People are often unaware that many local shelters have guinea pigs, or that a cavy rescue could be located nearby. In many parts of the country, hundreds of rescued guinea pigs need homes primarily as a result of caretaker surrenders. Doug Duke, director of the Nevada SPCA in Las Vegas, finds that in his area, half of their adoptable guinea pigs are turned in by owners and the other half are transferred from the county shelter. He notes, We try to keep the county shelter, which shares the complex with us, from euthanizing any who are healthy.

How much is the average cost of a guinea pig?

Guinea pigs usually cost between $10 and $40, and you will need at least two. There are lots of guinea pigs without a home in pet shelters, so source your pets there if possible.

Is it better to have 2 or 3 guinea pigs?

The minimum size for a group of guinea pigs is two. However, there are good reasons why should consider acquiring three or more at the same time and keeping them together: Several guinea pigs will stimulate each other and encourage active behaviour.

Can guinea pigs live alone?

To summarise, a guinea pig can live alone, but ideally shouldn’t. This is because they are social animals that want and need the companionship of other guinea pigs. A piggy on its own requires a lot of care and interaction, which is why experts recommend keeping at least two guinea pigs together.

Are male or female guinea pigs better?

What makes the best pet – male or female guinea pigs? Male guinea pigs (boars) have a tendency to live a little longer than females (sows), especially if the females are having young. Both have similar temperaments although males often have a bolder personality, making them easier to handle.

We have a “pairs policy”. If you own a guinea pig, we are happy to help you find a compatible friend amongst ours. If you don’t own a guinea pig, you may adopt a bonded pair or create a pair from our single guinea pigs. When you don’t already own a guinea pig, we highly recommend adopting one of our bonded pairs – that way you know you have a pair that gets along, and won’t run the risk of them not getting along once you get them home.

We do NOT ADOPT to people who
have other pets living outdoors (with the exception of horses and other
farm animals). Not only does it control the guinea pig population,
there are definite health benefits.

My foster mom insists on trimming it when it gets too long, how rude! She says that I am a special girl, I was extremely loyal to my late companion. I do like to be on a nice warm lap with gentle hands stroking my back and a veggie snack in front of me.

Name: Christoph Sex: Male Type: Black/American Shorthair Age: 2 Years
, 4 Months Altered: Neutered Name: Suede Sex: Male Type: Red Agouti & White/American Shorthair Age: 1 Year
, 9 Months Altered: Neutered My foster mom says “I’m SOME pig.” I’m spunky and love to run around, hop on top of my hut, and zoom around.

I’m fixed now, but I do enjoy the company of other pigs and really miss having a friend of my own. I’m very polite and am learning to accept head scratches in my cage. Name: Cashmere Sex: Female Type: Black & White/American Shorthair Age: 1 Year
, 5 Months Altered: Spayed Cashmere is a very sweet, shy girl.

She enjoys lap time and with pretty much every pet, shell give you a purr. Whenever you replenish her hay or veggies, she runs around making happy noises and popcorns! She likes to give little kisses and nibbles on your fingers therefore she may not be the best fit for a family with young children.

Since her sister was adopted this girl has been a little lonely and is in need of a piggy friend and loving home. Name: LazySusan Sex: Female Type: Tri-Color/American Shorthair Age: 1 Year
, 2 Months Altered: Spayed Name: Damask Sex: Female Type: Black & Red/American Shorthair Age: 1 Year Altered: Spayed Hi everypawdy, my name is Damask and I’m a cute little girl with a very soft coat.

It’s a pretty good gig, I love coming to the bars for treats (oxbow cookies and guineadad pea flakes are my favorite!) When I’m ready to go back in my cage, I yank at all of the fabric around me, even if my foster mom is wearing it. So I probably need forever home with nice grown-ups, and not little kids that might drop me.

Name: Edison Sex: Male Type: Black & White/American Shorthair Age: 11 Months Altered: Neutered Typical for pigs his age he loves to run and play much more than he likes to be held. He loves veggies and hay and drinks a lot of water.

He also likes to “explore” with his teeth so he will need reminders on his manners and is not a good choice for families with young children. Typical for pigs his age he loves to run and play much more than he likes to be held. He loves veggies and hay and drinks a lot of water.

He also likes to “explore” with his teeth so he will need reminders on his manners and is not a good choice for families with young children. Name: Aoife (ee-fa) Sex: Female Type: Golden Agouti /American Shorthair Age: 2 Years
, 6 Months Altered: Spayed Aoife ( ee-fa) This name means beautiful, radiant or joyful, and likely derives from the Gaelic word aoibh meaning beauty or pleasure. In Irish mythology, Aoife is known as the greatest woman warrior in the world. Name: Choptank Sex: Male Type: Red with White Blaze/American Shorthair Age: 4 Months Altered: Neutered

Name: Patapsco Sex: Male Type: Red & White/American Shorthair Age: 4 Months Altered: Neutered Name: Kissimmee Sex: Female Type: Red, Brown Agouti & White/American Shorthair Age: 2 Years
, 3 Months Altered: Spayed Name: Dorinda Sex: Female Type: Red Agouti / White bBaze/American Shorthair Age: 11 Months Altered: Spayed

Name: Diya Sex: Female Type: Black & Red/American Shorthair Age: 11 Months Altered: Spayed Name: Myst Sex: Female Type: Calico/American Shorthair Age: 1 Year
, 3 Months Altered: Spayed Name: Mariana Sex: Female Type: Brown, Blonde & White/Silky Mix Age: 8 Months Altered: Spayed

Name: Ruckus Sex: Male Type: Brown/American Shorthair Age: 11 Months Altered: Neutered Name: Zipline Sex: Male Type: White & Red Agouti/American Shorthair Age: 11 Months Altered: Neutered Name: Kubuki Sex: Female Type: Black & White/Abyssinian Age: 9 Months Altered: Spayed

Name: Cassia Sex: Female Type: Tri-Color/Crested Age: 1 Year
, 6 Months Altered: Spayed Status: Adopted Name: Merriweather Sex: Female Type: Tri-Color/American Shorthair Age: 1 Year
, 9 Months Altered: Spayed Status: Adopted Name: Patootie & Parcheesi Sex: Male/Female Pair Type: Black w’ White foot / White/American Shorthair Age: 2 Years
, 10 Months Altered: Neutered/Spayed We are a cozy couple who are used to sharing chow (as long as it’s ladies first) and nestling together.

It would be wonderful to join a people family who wants to welcome a cuddly piggy pair. Status: Adopted Name: Tallahassee Sex: Female Type: Red Agouti & White/American Shorthair Age: 2 Years
, 3 Months Altered: Spayed Status: Adopted Name: Sarasota Sex: Female Type: White/American Shorthair Age: 11 Months Altered: Spayed

Status: Adopted Name: Scuttlebut Sex: Male Type: Tri-Color/American Shorthair Age: 2 Years
, 11 Months Altered: Neutered Status: Adopted Name: Guff Sex: Male Type: White, Blonde and Agouti/Crested Age: 2 Years
, 11 Months Altered: Neutered Status: Adopted Name: Ranunculus & Grenada Sex: Male/Female Pair Type: White & Brown Agouti / Grey Agouti & White/American Shorthair Age: 9 Months Altered: Neutered/Spayed

Status: Adopted Name: Tuscany Sex: Female Type: White/American Shorthair Age: 11 Months Altered: Spayed

Looking for an adorable pet guinea pig or hopefully two? Adopting is the way to go! At Guinea Pig Finder,” our listings and resources are managed by guinea pig experts and seasoned guinea pig rescuers. Our mission is to give you a smart path in adopting guinea pigs, and to help those needing to rehome their pet guinea pigs. In addition, we try to provide new adopters with a jump start on a happy and healthy relationship with their new pets.