About Penelope *Bonded to Zoe & Amelia*
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 40.00
- Species: Guinea Pig
- Rescue ID: M200007
- General Color: Multi/Mixed
- Color: Tri Colored
- Current Age: 1 Year 2 Months (best estimate)
- Grooming Needs: Low
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
Adoption Fee: $40
Greetings, Guinea Pig lovers! You have great taste, I must say!
Amelia (the black and white one) and Penny (the tri colored one with black on her face) were originally abandoned at a pet supply store and it was discovered that Amelia was pregnant. She gave birth to two babies – one boy and one girl. The boy was adopted by a family that had a best friend for him. The baby, Zoe (two brown patches over her eyes) was bonded with her mom and the other adult that was abandoned at the store.
The adults are estimated to be about 11-12 months old. Zoe was born on March 9th of this year.
Zoe is definitely at the bottom of the pecking order and sometimes the two adults do steal each other’s food and chatter at each other. They are currently in a 2 x 5 C&C cage, which is the minimum size that the three of them should be in. If they are in a smaller cage, they will fight and not get along. A large cage is a requirement to adopt this family of piggies.
The two adults have definitely taught Zoe the ropes, like how when I come into the room and they all wheek, get up on our hind legs, and generally look as cute as possible in order to get treats. Their favorite treats are veggies like spinach, romaine, carrots, red & yellow peppers, parsley, and cilantro. Each of them gets a full cup of veggies each day, ensuring that their need for vitamin C is met daily. They love their timothy hay, too! Boy do they eat hay!
They are all skittish and do not like to be picked up too much, but they are getting better every day. They do let me pet them while they are eating. They will all come out of our shells more & more as they are handled more often & learn that people will be kind to them.
If you have room in your hearts and home for three amusing, delightful little creatures, apply to bring us home today!
An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal.
Please check out our website, www.ruffstartrescue.org for more details and additional pictures on any of our animals!
All Ruff Start dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines, microchipped, dewormed, and on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention (dogs) as well as heartworm tested (dogs).
Ruff Start Rescue is a foster based rescue. Animals are located in homes throughout Minnesota. We do not have a facility where animals are kept.
Ruff Start Rescue Adoption Policies: http://www.ruffstartrescue.org/info/display?PageID=11744