Bert & Shadow

  • Age: < 1
  • Breed: Smoothcoat
  • Sex: Male
  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Bonded:
  • Date Added: 28/01/2019
  • Last Update: 15/02/2019

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Shadow and Bert are a gorgeous pair of piggy boys that were born in our care. Their mother's were part of a large intake of pigs from a property where mis-sexed piggies had led to lots of unwanted pregnancies, leaving the owners unable to cope.

Bert was born on 6.12.2018 and is now 7 weeks old! He's a lovely tri-colour piggy and his markings make him look like a little panda! Bert is a typical baby pig; he's a pocket rocket and loves nothing more than doing zoomies, especially when his cage has been cleaned or he's got a fresh batch of hay!

He's been paired up with 4 week old Shadow, a beautiful black piggy born on 31.12.2018! Shadow follows Bert everywhere and takes his lead on all things and Bert seems to like his new role as boss! Shadow loves a good cuddle and will happily sit on your knee, enjoying a fuss.
They are still wriggly boys but they're both growing in confidence and will make such wonderful family members.

They are looking for an indoor home together. Indoor store bought cages are often too small and expensive so we’d recommend a C&C set up, you can buy these via various sites like this one online: https://candcguineapigcages.co.uk/product/standard-2-x-6-grid-cage/
Please note that the branch will pay for them to be neutered at around 5 months of age (either full costs at branch’s vet or up to £60 each at the adopter’s vets), we do this to make sure that if bereaved in future he can be easily bonded with a female piggy and not be left alone. We are taking enquiries now so you can come and meet them and they will be ready to leave his foster home once Shadow is old enough on the 11th February. Please call 0161 882 0680 option 4 to meet them today!

Contact for Enquiries

Bert & Shadow 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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