All piggies that come into the rescue are under quarantine for at least 2 weeks to ensure they are fit and well enough to be rehomed. Most females have to stay longer to be sure that they are not pregnant before they are made available.
When the new arrivals have cleared their quarantine and are ready for rehoming they will appear on the 'Available for Adoption' page.
BDS= Boar Dating Service - male/male bonding SDS = Sow Dating Service - female/female/neutered male bonding
Females Alpaca Lucille 2.5 yrs; agouti tri Kara & choc tri Lena pair 2 yrs old; black Summer & tortie Wilow pair 1 yr old.
Males, Luther, DOB 30/6/17
Mum 7/8 months, 3 babies Agnes - 2 in pic below
Daria at the back
Male, 7/8 months
Male, 6 months
Male, 1.5-2 yrs
Male, Baxter 2 yrs
Male, Mortimer 2 yrs
Male, Buster 2 yrs
Females, 4 yrs. Very lucky girls, suffering from heat stroke (due to the intense heat of their hutch in full sun). It took a while but they have now recovered. On going health issues - Gemima PudlePig cream girl obese, with several lumps, Dolly Drifter peru girl has neurological signs, both girls have skin parasites. Permanent residents at the rescue, not for rehoming.
Three mothers 9 months, and five daughters 5/6 months
Midge, 4 months. Heavily pregnant on arrival. This lovely little girl gave birth less than 24 hrs after arriving so a back to back repeat pregnancy was only just avoided. She had a little girl, low birth weight of 53g (average is 75-100g) plus a mummified foetus of only a few weeks gestation that had died in the womb. Very sadly the little baby passed away within 12 hrs. She weakened through the day and mum was not caring for her. Despite my help, warmth and feeding she faded away. Her poor little mum was too young and her body too small to cope with pregnancy and her babies died because of it, I am keeping a very close eye on her as well.
This is a pretty typical tale of what can happen when females and males are mixed at such a young age, as can happen with petshops, or back yard breeders that sell on Facebook or the free ads (this little mum's fate). It also happens when siblings are not separated in time. Females can conceive from 4-6 weeks, males can be potent from 3 weeks. It can be a death sentence for the babies and/or the mums.
Tomsk & Wellington, 8 weeks. Underweight.
Phileas, approx 6 months. Had been living feral for 6 weeks due to storm damage of hutch.
Mr Pickles & Vernon, approx 12 months
Idris & Gwyn, 6-9 months. Dumped.
Howard, 1 yr old.
Emergency intake. Liberty, 5 months
Emergency intake. Lenny, 4 yrs.
Camilla & Juliana, 1 yr old
Olly. 12 weeks.
Janet & Tracie plus babies, 3-9 months. Pregnancy watch due to mis-sexing of babies.
Eric & Olaf, 10-15 months
Loki & Pepper. 2.5 yr old females.
Harvey, 10 months
Albie, 7 months
Tony & Barry, approx 5 months
Enid & Nessa, early signs of pregnancy. 12 months+
7 young males ranging from 4-8 weeks
Female, 2 yrs
Males, white 8-12 months, tan 6-8 months
Bernard & Samwell, 6-8 months
Anton & Kevin, 6-8 months and 5-6 weeks
Trio of mature ladies, 4 yrs. Brenda, Cupcake and Sprinkles.
Males, 7 months
Male, 10 months
Females, mother and daughter, 15 months, 7 months
Nikki, female, 2 yrs
Frankie, 15 months
Emergency intake - 1 yr old females
Ally, female 3.5 yrs old
17/5/14 4 males arrived via the Piggy Bank UK rescue network, part of a large hoarder rescue of approx 200 piggies.
Cecil, Carfax & Channing
Allen, single male
Rehomed (bonded with Cortez) - Ocean, single male
13/5/14 Sadie & Bramwell, female and neutered male 2yrs
New arrivals via the Piggy Bank UK rescue network, 3 pregnant females.
Marley, 10 weeks. Requires treatment for early signs of ringworm. Sadly, little Marley developed respiratory distress and despite treatment he declined and passed away.
Alvin, 12 months. Receiving treatment for ringworm.
Trio of females, 16 months old
21 new arrivals via the Piggy Bank UK rescue network
Mother & 4 daughters - 18 & 11 months
Albert, 6 months
Millie, 2 yrs old.
Males, 10-12 months
Males, 10-12 months
Male, 8-10 months
Female, 10 weeks
Male, 10 weeks
Heston, saved from being snake food.
*** Emergency intake over Christmas
Rhett 18 months
Georgie 18 months
Male, 8 months
Male, 8 months
18/11/13 Emergency intake, 2 males.
Male, 6-8 months
Male 6-8 months
Male, 5 weeks, 109g
Mis-sexed pair of pigs sold by backyard breeder = surprise litter = emergency sexing and intake of this little one.
Females, 4 yrs
Females, 2-3 yrs
Mitzu & Bernard, 11 months
Griglin & Boon, 3 yr old males.
Another tale of mis-sexing by breeder/seller, leading to unexpected litters. Mum, approx 10 months
Buddy & Jett, males, dumped in a box on doorstep. Jettwill be available once neutered. Buddy passed away due to 24/3/13 despite vet treatment for pre-existing condition that was untreated before arrival.
Aldo & Huxley, 2.5yrs males. Rehomed.
Females, Dora & Boots, 2yrs. Available for adoption.
Single male, Patch, 2 yrs old. Lifelong resident due to dental problems.
Single male, Sandy, 2 yrs old. Available via BDS
Ant & Dec, 9 months old, males. Rehomed.
Bartlett & Cogburn, 2yrs. Health concerns with the lilac - impaction, weak body condition. Not yet available.
Dylan, male 4 yrs old. Rehomed via BDS
Laura & Emily, 3 & 4 yrs old. Laura is blind, treated for long term eye infection. Both are on 10 weekpregnancy watch as transported to rescue in the same carrier as a male (if either are pregnant it will be a high risk pregnancy). Laura passed away due to sudden gut stasis, poss linked to congenital defect. Emily rehomed via SDS.
Brindle, male, 8 months (dob 26/3/12) Available via BDS
41 himi pigs rescued as part of the Piggy Bank UK network - many will be moving on to other rescues within the group. To follow the progress of these pigs click link - Piggy Bank UK: Himi Rescue For more details on PB rescues please see map on Other Rescues page.
Mother & daughter, 4.5 & 3.5 yrs old. Mum has urinary issue under treatment. Vera passed away due to complications from the long term urinary issues. Gracie rehomed via SDS.
Rehomed Diego, male, 15 months
Mr Scruff, neutered male, 15 months. Available via SDS
Rehomed. Female, 10-12 months old.
All rehomed. 4 females, mothers and daughters.125
Rehomed Male, 2.5 yrs.
Rehomed. 3 ladies are making themselves at home. 18mths-2yrs.
Scanlon, Male, aby cross. Available via BDS
11 males from a large rescue co-ordinated by the Piggy Bank UK where over 70 guinea pigs were removed from one property, the national network of rescues and volunteers moved them out to suitable rescue space across the UK. Moved to adoption page.
Rehomed with Darcy.
Rehomed with Scott
Ginger and white pair reehomed. Chingford (neutered) available via SDS
Ben & Ainslie. Available to reserve.
Rehomed Edd & Clancy
Rehomed Two males, 3 months old.
Rehomed Females, 2-3 yrs old
Rehomed Dawson, Male, 9-12 months old.
Rehomed. Male, approx 18 months
Rehomed. Male, approx 15 months.
Rehomed Heathcliff - approx 10-12 months old 93
Currently living as a trio - may be split if they are not fully bonded. L-R Bingley (rehomed), 2 yrs old; Jack 10-12 months old Neutered, available to adopt; Darcey, 10 months old (rehomed).
Rehomed Darcey is an unusual black and white roan mixed breed, funky!
3 yr old male, bonded with pig below. Passed away.
Rehomed. 3 yr old male, bonded with Diego.
Female, on pregnancy watch. Tragically Phoebe died shortly after giving birth, none of her 4 babies survived either.
Adult male - may be younger than he looks, condition due to a poor diet (rabbit food) which has led to cataracts, he is also suffering from bumblefoot (pic below) and a bite wound after being mated by his rabbit companion and 'gripped' on the back of his neck. Merrick is a lifelong resident following 2 major ops due to bite wound.
Chronic bumblefoot, I hope to reduce the swelling and clear the ulceration of the foot pad to give this man a pain free life, he's certainly been suffering with this for some time.
Rehomed. Cole, 10-12 weeks.
Despite still being over capacity at the rescue I just had to make room for these poor boys.
two poor boys were saved and brought to the rescue by one of my piggy
mummies. They had been a child's pet, given to her school as she was
allergic to them, and left to get on with it running loose in the school
quad, a dilapidated hutch for shelter and 2 rabbits to contend with.
So they are now being treated for parasites due to long term neglect they will also need fungal
treatment too as there is evidence of ringworm. Rehomed.
Rehomed. Two males approx 5 months+. Dumped.
Rehomed. Males, father and son (born Jan '12).
Rehomed. Female approx 8-10 months
sad little girl has arrived thanks to a friend of the rescue
getting her out of a sad existence, her cage was just months of poo
under the hastily added layer of hay, she is malnourished and
underweight. I hope to get her back to full health and rehomed with a
companion to a family that will give her the love and attention that has
been so lacking in her past.
Rehomed. Males, 10 months
Rehomed. Males, 12 months and 2.5 yrs
Rehomed. Male, 10 months
Rehomed. Male, 12 months
Rehomed via BDS, Jonson, 1 yr old male
Rehomed. Perry and Wriggles, 2 yrs old. Males
Rehomed. Brothers, approx 4 months old.
8 pregnant and potentially pregnant girls have arrived. (pics taken before they had hay given - otherwise we wouldn't be able to see them!). Follow their progress in rescue - Click Here
Birth 1 - mum 14-16 weeks old; single baby, male; emergency vet needed for delivery, mum very lucky to survive pneumonia and the birth. Baby partly handreared. Scarring to lung tissue caused mum complications at 6 months old, died from URI. Birth 2 - mum 16-18 weeks old; 2 babies, 1 male, 1 female; normal delivery. No complications. Birth 3 - mum 16-18 weeks old; 2 babies, 1 male, 1 female; normal delivery. Mum extremely poorly after the birth, 2 weeks intensive care, babies handreared. Birth 4 - mum 26-36 weeks old; 2 babies, 1 male, 1 female; normal delivery, no complications.
All rehomed apart from mum 3, Magdalena, now a lifelong resident.
Mary & Julie - females, 2 yrs old. Rehomed.
Jungle - female, 13 months old. Severe mite infestation on arrival now clearing with treatment. REHOMED
As part of an huge ongoing rescue of 285 guinea pigs the Piggy Bank (a new guinea pig rescue network) has helped with 120 boars, moving them around the country to rescue spaces so they all get the correct treatment and can be rehomed. Without organisations like the Piggy Bank many large rescue situations like this would end up with the pigs being put to sleep as it is almost impossible for any single organisation to cope with such a large number.
Although Glynneath GPR is already over capacity, in situations like this every cage counts so I took in 13. They are in full quarantine in my shed, which is generally only used during the summer months, as these pigs have been living outside/in unheated sheds in rather poor conditions the GGPR shed will feel like heaven!
Pair - REHOMED
Pair - REHOMED
REHOMED Paired with pig below
REHOMED Paired with pig above
REHOMED Trio (honest!)
Male, 8-10 months - Gary, rehomed.
Rehomed Male, 3 yrs old. ***
Female, 6-8 months REHOMED
Trio of females teddies - ginger, agouti and white 2 1/2 yrs, Silver agouti and white and pale cream and white, both 1 year old. Rehomed.
Father and son. Dad is golden, agouti and white, 2 yrs+. Son is golden and white 18 months. Rehomed
Brothers, silver agouti and white, and silver agouti. 8 months. Rehomed
Cream agouti and cream female, 18 months. Rehomed
Golden, agouti and white, 8 months and rex silver agouti 2 years. Rehomed.
Golden , black and white, 12 months. Rehomed
Texel lilac golden and white 2 1/2 yrs. Rehomed
Females 1+2 yrs. Rehomed.
Males 3 yrs old. Rehomed.
Poorly girl with very sore skin, approx 6mths. Wearing a protective jacket to prevent her making her wounds worse.
UPDATE: - 2 weeks on and this little girl's skin has healed, hair regrowth has started but she still needs to wear her protective jacket to prevent her damaging her skin again.
23/4/12 - sadly after 3 months of treatment the decision was made for this little girl to be PTS. This is only the third pig that the rescue has made this choice for, it was a very difficult decision to end her suffering as there was no chance of a pain free life for her.
Gloria, 3.5 yr old female. Rehomed.
Male - found in garden, unclaimed by any of the neighbours. Approx 6 months old. Rehomed
Female - 2 yrs+ owner moved abroad. REHOMED.
Rehomed Mother and daughter 2 1/2 yrs and 1 yr.
Mother and daughter 2 1/2 yrs and 1 yr - both very pregnant. Rehomed.
Two 2 year old males, living separately have arrived. Rehomed
2 adult males Rehomed
A group of 35 boars have arrived at the rescue as the result of uncontrolled breeding. The females from the failed 'sanctuary' are being cared for by a network of caring, experienced guinea pig lovers. Sadly it has come to light that there are more pigs than the rescuers were led to believe and there may be a repeat of the shameful situation soon when the pigs that were hidden away continue to be bred. All are suffering from long term mite infestation and multiple bite wounds where the males fought over dominance and females.
24/11/11 - Eleven of the males have moved on to rescue spaces in Crawley, Surrey. Many thanks to Crawley and Piggie Palace GPRs, Jenny, Liz and Sandra for helping!
2/12/11 - 15 of the boars that have recovered sufficiently to be able to move on to available rescue space have gone to Yate Small Animal Foster and Rehome based in Bristol. Thank you to Tracey for helping give these boys a second chance.
3 females drying off after their 1st antifungal treatment for ringworm. The centre pig proved to be pregnant - she delivered 6 babies safely on 1st Dec. Rehomed.
REHOMED 8 month old male, bad mite infestation, undersized.
25, yes that's right 25 new piggies have arrived. 17 potentially pregnant females and 8 babies under a week old. They will be here for quite sometime before being available for adoption but can be reserved in the coming weeks.
Thankfully only 4 of the girls are pregnant and will be due to birth in the next few weeks.
22/6/11 Felicity & Hermione, 9 months, females. They are extremely shy as they have had minimal handling due to severe allergies in their previous home. REHOMED
14/6/11 Shadow 16 months old male, brought in after the death of his brother. Rehomed
14/6/11 Pandora (was Fluffy) 5 yrs old, out lived several cagemates, now here for her retirement.
2/6/11 Bianca & Duffy, 18 months, females. Fresh from their bath. REHOMED
Pickle & Fudge - two single males 18 months old. Have lived together in the past so will be tried back together before becoming available. If they do not bond they will be part of the boar dating service.
UPDATE: These two boys are now living together and if all goes well will be available for adoption in a week's time.
Fudge, 18 months, male
Pickle , 18 months, male
24/5/11 Two new girls have arrived, beautiful longhairs. 18 months old, black merino and black/white coronet. REHOMED
REHOMED Doris & Blodwen, 18 months old
11/5/11 Five piggies have come on to the rescue as a result of a change in the family's circumstances, all have been well cared for.
REHOMED Single male, 13 months
REHOMED Females, approx 9 weeks
Rehomed Single female, 12 months
Rehomed Single female, 12 months
Two very young females have arrived. Their owner unexpectedly needed hospitalisation and the sad decision was made that the girls would be better off with a new family.
REHOMED - Chinchilla and white - 3 months old. Agouti 2 months old
A dog found an interesting box in a country park, inside two mite infested females with badly overgrown nails. They have quite obviously been kept in a very small cage where they have just sat and ate - the larger sow is 1420g!!! Not a nice meaty, fit feeling pig at all, she's all wobbly and squishy.
Too much of an inconvenience to bother phoning a rescue so dumped instead. They have been bathed and plucked as their coat was falling out in clumps and are on a strict piggy fitness diet, once they have cleared quarantine and are not quite so terrified hopefully they will make lovely cuddly pets.
UPDATE: 19/5/11 The girls, now named Mattie & Minx, are making good progress, Minx's poor coat and skin condition are improving though it will be sometime yet before they will be ready for rehoming. Both are now sleeker and fitter, and far more confident.
UPDATE: 6/6/11 Mattie & Minx will be ready for adoption next week as they have made great progress since arriving at the rescue.
Eleven guinea pigs and three rabbits have arrived after a very long journey to the rescue, the 3 buns are going on to another rescue shortly as I am only a pitstop on their journey to a new life.
REHOMED - Bonded pair of males. One has dental problems, luckily one of my piggy mums waits for the special needs piggies to come in so they will both be going to their forever home very soon.
UPDATE: These boys are completing their quarantine with their new owner so that dental treatment can be started straight away.
REHOMED- BDS - Saturn - Single male, 6 months.
Velvet - Rex, problems with her feet.
Velvet's sore feet.
Poppy - saying good morning to her neighbour.
Midnight - poppy's neighbour.
UPDATE: The 3 rabbits have moved on to their new start at a rescue in mid Wales.
REHOMED Alice & Genga - Alice is spayed abyssinian, Genga, male.
Based in the Neath valley, South Wales UK. If you have a query please telephone or email as I cannot reply to comments.The rescue is not a centre that is open for public viewing, GGPR is run from my home, so all visits must be by appointment.
The life span is usually 5-7 years, but 8-9 years is not uncommon if given the right care and conditions.
Summer housing - hutch and run, minimum 4 ft x 2 ft (120x60cm) hutch and a run at least 4 ft long.
Winter housing - indoors if possible otherwise in a well insulated heated shed. A garage is not suitable unless it has natural light, heat and is not used for a car!
Special indoor cages are ideal, minimum of 120x60cm/48 inches. Currently zooplus.co.uk have good value indoor cages (Skyline Maxi XXL, Ferplast 120).
Temperature range - easy, if it's too hot/cold for you, it is for them.
Food - Guinea pigs MUST be fed guinea pig food, not rabbit food with vit C added. The vitamin, mineral and nutrition levels are very different and lifespan will be shortened. Please do not feed lettuce - it has very little nutritional value, can cause the runs and in large amounts it causes liver damage. Favourite veg are bell peppers, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower leaves.
All guinea pigs are rehomed as a non-breeding pair or trio, or as a companion to your lone guinea pig. I never rehome guinea pigs as companions to rabbits. No guinea pigs from this centre are to be used for breeding. If, for any reason, you cannot keep your guinea pigs I will welcome them back to the rescue.
About the rescue
Set up in '03. Started because I felt guilty sitting on my backside watching animal rescue programmes feeling sorry for the animals and had the knowledge and experience to do something about it! So I got off the sofa and started organising. Had a shed built, constucted cages and runs, read and learnt as much as possible and let local rescues and vets know about me. The first guinea pigs arrived very soon and since then the rescue has grown every year.