For the Good of All Pigs

Most of the US has been feeling warmer than normal temps this winter.  That is about to change.  Here are some tips on keeping your piggies warm and cozy over the next few months.

  • If your cage is near a window or on an outside wall you can wrap the cage in a blanket to help ward off chilly drafts.  A rolled up towel on the window sill is also a good way to keep out cold wind.  Lining the window with plastic is another good insulating idea.
  • Provide heating pads, either microwavable or electric (we use a washcloth binder-clipped to coroplast to hide the cord).  There are special ones made for pets that only heat when they are used.  NEVER USE A HEATING PAD MADE FOR HUMANS.
  • Plan ahead: order enough hay and pellets BEFORE winter weather strikes.  Pellets can be stored in air-tight containers in the freezer, so buying in bulk is easier.  Hay should be stored in airy containers (cardboard boxes with holes poked into it are good).  This should be kept in a dry, cool place.
  • Guinea pigs can tolerate cooler temps better than warm, so if you lose power, they should be ok with temps into the 50's.  If your house gets cooler than that, please provide extra fleece for them to cuddle in and bring them to a warmer spot in the house. 
  • Be aware that their respiratory systems are delicate.  If they are near a room with a fireplace, make sure they do not inhale smoke.



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Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference

At this time we are not accepting private surrenders. Please find other avenues to rehome your family members, if that is the last resort.  Here are sites where you can list your pigs: Guinea Pig Zone and Guinea Lynx. Please charge a substantial adoption fee to weed out those not serious and research questions asked by rescues. Come up with your own list to make sure your pets are getting the best possible home you can find for them.

Would your class or organization like to have an educational session on guinea pigs? Contact us!

We can discuss proper cages, diet, answer questions about guinea pigs and explain the importance of adopting. *Depending on availability, we can also bring a pig or two for hands-on experience.

*Only if we have pigs with a calm demeanor who won’t become stressed at an event of this nature.

Since 2008 Atlanta Metro Guinea Pig Rescue has helped find homes for over 400 guinea pigs.  We have provided sanctuary to those too old or ill to be adopted out. 

Without the help of foster homes and generous donations, we would not be able to continue our work.  Find out how you can assist us with our education, rescue, and rehabilitation efforts.



The best way to help us is to get the word out...adoption over shopping. 

Our pigs have been to the vet, correct gender determined, socialized, and paired up if appropriate.  

We provide an adoption packet with helpful and accurate information needed to get you started and we are there for you when you have questions or concerns with your new family members.


To see all available guinea pigs visit our Petfinder page

Metro Guinea Pig Rescue