Hamilton & Laurens

  • Age: < 1
  • Breed: Rex
  • Sex: Male
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Bonded:
  • Date Added: 30/05/2018
  • Last Update: 15/06/2018

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Hamilton and Laurens are a handsome pair of guinea pigs that came into our care after being abandoned in a box and left in the street, along with two other guinea pigs. Luckily a kind member of the public heard their wheeking and rang for help. We believe the boys are probably related in some way. Hamilton is now around 9 months old and Laurens is around 3 months old. Laurens and his 2 siblings (who have already been rehomed) were only 2-3 weeks old when they were dumped but thankfully the 4 of them were all unharmed and quickly settled into our care.

Here’s what their foster carer has to say: “Hamilton is a gorgeous tri-colour rex piggy with adorable fuzzy whiskers and Laurens is a little ginger pocket rocket! Hamilton is the more confident of the two and Laurens follows him around like a little shadow. Hamilton is definitely the boss and always demands first pickings of any food, leaving Laurens to happily hoover up whatever is around him! The boys are great hay eaters and will eat it by the tray load. They love their daily veg – kale and red pepper being firm favourites!

When the boys arrived in our care they were extremely frightened and had likely had no handling. Fast forward a few weeks and they have definitely found their feet! They wheek the house down when they hear me chopping veg and they have now started to take food from my hand. It’s been so lovely to watch the boys grow in confidence; I’m sure whoever is lucky enough to adopt them will have many years of joy and mischief ahead.”

Hamilton has already been neutered by the branch. When Laurens is old enough the branch will pay for him to be neutered too (this will enable them to find female partners in the future should they become bereaved). The boys are looking to be rehomed indoors in an enclosure that has a floor space of 152cm x 60cms or more. If you can offer this beautiful pair a home please get in touch by calling 0161 882 0680 option 4.

Contact for Enquiries

Hamilton & Laurens is being rehomed through a rescue. For more information or to enquire about adoption please contact:

RSPCA Manchester & Salford
565 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester
Greater Manchester
M21 0AE

Tel: 0161 8820680
Email: rspcamcr_salford@btconnect.com
Website: http://www.rspca-manchesterandsalford.org.uk

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 adopter’s 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.

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