Introducing Coco & George – my pair of rescue guinea pigs

The boys! I collected them from Nibbles Rodent & Rabbit Rescue on Friday (23rd October 2020). Thank you to Siobhan & her team for looking after them so well for the past year.

They are both just over 2 years old (approximate birthday was August 2018) and are a well-bonded pair.

It is wonderful having some company in my craft room again – definitely not quiet anymore!

Coco is the large dark brindle with a white stripe on his face. He has an interesting hairdo, and is probably part-Abyssinian (with perhaps Peruvian somewhere in his history).

George is the Tri-Colour with the small black wig on his head!

They are slowly getting more confident around me, but definitely like to run to a safe place if I startle them. If I have any food, or rustle a plastic bag, then they will approach. I am taking part in a 5 Day Taming Challenge on Facebook (link on my Home Page), and that is helping already.

It is important to be patient when new piggies join your household, even if they are adults that have been well-handled in their former home. Do not grab them, let them become accustomed to their new home and spend as much time around them as possible.

More tips on settling guinea pigs into your household soon, but please email me at if you have any questions.

I am posting photos and videos on Instagram every day. Go over there and follow me. I would love to see photos of your guinea pigs.

Ali x