Since 2017, we have been privately growing our own herd, beginning with two girls, Timon and Pumba. A third girl, Ed, was welcomed shortly thereafter. As his name suggests, Ed was NOT a girl and the herd quickly grew from three pigs to six. Pumba gave birth to two pups, a boy named Po and a girl named Patches. Timon had one daughter, Mia. What started as the purchase of two guinea pigs has grown over the last few years into a herd of sixteen guinea pigs who live their best lives in their own air-conditioned building.
In September of 2020, Ed passed away unexpectedly. His sudden death left a sizable hole in the herd as well as our hearts. The loss of Ed led us to the idea of establishing Guinea Pigs of Southwest Florida in his honor because all guinea pigs deserve the love and care that Ed received while he was alive. Ed is no longer with us, but he will live on through the piggies we are able to help.
Through premium care practices and providing educational resources, we aim to be a helping hand to piggies in need. Regardless of breed, scenario, etc., we will never turn away a guinea pig that needs our help. We aim to educate piggie parents so they can help their furry friends live a long and happy life. For those who can no longer care for their guinea pigs, we will accept them with open arms.
Ready to adopt a pair of furry friends? Visit our adoption page to learn about our requirements and complete the form to begin the process of adopting!
Want to know more about caring for guinea pigs? Visit our education page for important information about proper care, diet, housing, and more!
Want to meet some of our furry residents? Get to know the piggies who live will live the rest of their lives with us at our sanctuary!