Guinea Pig Bonding
*PLEASE NOTE* : Our bonding service is currently CLOSED due to the Covid pandemic with a long waiting list, we are not able to take any new bookings at this time. Updates will be placed here once things change.
If you have a lonely or bereaved piggy who would like a friend we may be able to help, subject to available single piggies we have in the rescue and successful application.
From February 2019 we are offering residential bonding where your piggy comes to stay with us for a minimum of three nights and a maximum of seven nights. This allows us time to find the right friend and see the piggies through the introductions and acceptance stage.
Bonding piggies is a careful and time consuming process, we work on personality and finding a friend that the piggy likes and wants to spend time with as opposed to just co-existing with. It is important that the piggies are compatible, so we let the piggy choose his/her new friend, after all it is them that will be living with the newbie!
We usually have a carefully selected piggy in mind to try bonding with, who we feel will be compatible with yours but piggies often surprise us with their choice so the residential bonding ensures a happy and solid friendship.
Of course, there is a chance that it might not work and there may be no match on the first visit so you would need to be prepared for that just in case. On those occasions we can arrange a second visit at a later date.
If you would like to book your piggy in for boar/sow dating, please email to express your interest and we shall get back to you as soon as possible with the next step.
Please note that due to the time taken over bonding there may be a wait before we can book your piggy in. If your piggy is on the waiting list we will email you as soon as there is availability.
The charges for the bonding service are £5 per night plus the adoption fee if successful, adoption fees are £20 for a same sex piggy or £30 if the male is neutered (we do not routinely neuter piggies so these are rare). There is a £15 deposit upon check in (for the minimum three nights) and any remaining nights (sometimes piggies take a little longer to find the right friend) plus the adoption fee if successful are due upon collection.
We look forward to helping your piggy find a new friend.