- Age: 1
- Breed: Abby
- Sex: Male (Neutered)
- Location: Greater Manchester
- Date Added: 20/04/2017
- Last Update: 20/04/2017
This beautiful little boy has come into our care after RSPCA inspectors removed over 300 animals from one home. The case is still under investigation but Pumpkin has been signed over and was the only guinea pig in the home. We suspect he was most likely destined to be food for another animal. Pumpkin was castrated on 20th March and will be ready to be paired with female pig/s by the end of April. He has been benefiting from extra TLC in his foster home. This is what his foster mum has to say about him:
"Pumpkin is an absolute delight! He is around 6/7 months old and has a clean bill of health. He was understandably shy on arrival and avoidant of being handled. However, with confidence and gentle handling, Pumpkin and I have a great understanding and he is very cooperative. I've never met a piggy who popcorns as much, and boy does he love his cuddles and strokes.
He loves chatting across the room to my pair of guinea pigs and when they were recently away for 2 days at the vets Pumpkin was subdued and early missing them. Pumpkin is an Olympic eater of hay, greens and dried grass and has been an utter delight to care for."
We are looking to rehome Pumpkin to live with one or more female guinea pigs. He has always been kept indoors but with the weather getting milder he could adapt to outdoor life. For 2 guinea pigs min 5ft x 2ft set up, but bigger is better! We offer a fostering scheme for people wishing to bond their lady piggies with one of ours so please get in touch if you can offer Pumpkin a forever home! He is a very special lad indeed.
Contact for Enquiries
Pumpkin is being rehomed through a rescue. For more information or to enquire about adoption please contact:
RSPCA Manchester & Salford
565 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester
Tel: 0161 8820680
Details: ∑ All of our rabbits are micro-chipped, neutered and vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD). To ensure rabbits are protected from these common diseases, VHD needs repeating every year and in some areas Myxomatosis needs repeating every 6 months, otherwise annually. We undertake a home visit for each rabbit prior to adoption; we aim to do this within one week of each reservation placed. We ask for an adoption fee of £40 per rabbit, £75 for a bonded pair. Rabbits are highly sociable mammals and should ideally live with another. Both rabbits must be neutered regardless of their sex, this is not only to prevent unwanted litters but also promotes good health long term and keeps hormone levels to a minimum. Adopted rabbits living on their own may only be re-homed indoors as house rabbits, requiring a lot of human attention and additional stimulation. When a rabbit is to be bonded with a potential adopterís rabbit, we ask that their rabbit is both neutered and up to date with vaccinations against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD). The best companion match when bonding two rabbits is a neutered male with a neutered female. In most instances, all initial bonding sessions will be carried out under RSPCA supervision to gauge how the rabbits will potentially get on together. When rabbits are to live outdoors then the RSPCA minimum size requirements for a hutch are 6ft x 2ft x 2ft - sheds are an ideal option. With rabbits requiring a minimum of 4-5 hours exercise every day, a secure run permanently attached to the hutch/shed is ideal. We are a registered charity: 232255.