Bear and Bandit

  • Age: < 1
  • Breed: Smooth coat agouti grey
  • Sex: Male (Neutered)
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Bonded:
  • Date Added: 04/10/2018
  • Last Update: 15/10/2018

More Details:

Bear and Bandit are two stunning boars who were abandoned outside an RSPCA animal centre in South Yorkshire. With no facilities at the centre to house guinea pigs they were transferred into our care.

The boys have been examined by an exotic vet specialist. They have been estimated at around 6 to 8 months of age, in good health and previously been castrated. We can only assume that the owner must have been very desperate to have given up these two boys given that they'd have paid quite a lot of money to have them neutered.

Bear and Bandit have grown quite a bit since coming into our care both physically and emotionally, but they are timid boys who are yet to wheek with excitement when we get veggies out but do now popcorn when they're feeling happy. This is what their foster family have to say about them:

" Bear and Bandit were very timid when they first came to us and it has taken a while for them to become relaxed around us. They are now taking food from our hands. Bandit can often be found following Bear around and both like to cuddle up together. When it's playtime the house, tunnel and trays are rearranged and sometimes even tipped over as they popcorn round the cage. The boys don't like a lot of fuss but will happily sit on your lap and get comfy."

We are looking to rehome the boys indoors in an enclosure that is 6ft by 2ft or similar, or 5 by 2 c and c cage. They will be ideally suited to home that have had guinea pigs before and who will spend time gaining their trust and will enjoy watching them develop.

Contact for Enquiries

Bear and Bandit 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 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.

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