Can you help a Vet Nurse with her project on castrated boars? If you have had a boar castrated and want to take part in this useful (and rare) study please contact us,

Rehomed 2008: 46 guinea pigs to Animal Welfare Act, and above, compliant homes.

Rehomed 2009: 25 guinea pigs to homes meeting and exceeding the Animal Welfare Act Requirements.

Rehomed 2010: 25 guinea pigs

If you are looking for a guinea pig and live in the Reading or Oxon area then you have come to the right place. We are a small guinea pig only rescue, run from a private home. Our main intake are referrals from the Reading and Oxon RSPCA.

This site contains basic care information based on our experiences with guinea pigs, if you cannot find what you need please contact us and we will try and help or point you in the right direction.

Guinea pigs that are ready to be rehomed can be found on our forum: Wheekers World, along with other useful links. There are also links to rescues around the country. Find our conditions of adoption and a useful shopping list to help you buy the essentials. We advise using this shopping list even if you are not new to guinea pigs to ensure you have everything in place for your homecheck.

Marsh was one of a litter of 8 that were born here in 2008. He lived for just 8 wheeks, and had no eyes. He managed to live his life to the full though and didn’t have any special needs. Read his story  on

To view the area we cover click here: Area covered.

Go here to take our quiz and see if guineas are really the pet for you: Quick Quiz.

To see our basic adoption policy click here: Basic Adoption Policy.

See why rescue is the option when getting a pet guinea pig: Rescue is the option.

Contact Details here: Contact

For a shopping list of items to get your guinea pig and list of suppliers click here: RGPR Shopping List and Suppliers.

For an ‘At a Glance Guide’ to owning guinea pigs click here: At A Glance Guide.

For information on your local guinea pig competent vets click here: Active Vetcare, Tilehurst

For advice and information about starting your own rescue click here: Starting a rescue.

For advice on rehoming your guinea pigs, click here: Rehoming your guinea pigs.

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