Chip and Dale – Adopted!

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Dale and Chip

Update 3/3/14: Chip and Dale have been adopted! Congratulations to all and may you have many happy years together!

Update 2/25/14: Chip and Dale are now available for adoption at Andy’s Pet Shop in San Jose through North Star Rescue.

Chip and Dale are two young brothers. They are energetic and playful and love to take treats from your hand. Chip and Dale have been neutered.


For more information about living with guinea pigs, please visit the Guinea Lynx website. Guinea Pig Cages has excellent housing ideas and links to places you can purchase appropriate supplies (pet store cages are too small).

Contact us here at Friendly Farms if you are ready to adopt this adorable pair of boys into your family.



Larry – Adopted!

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Update 11/17/13: Larry now has a wonderful new family, including 2 cute girlfriends! Congratulations to all!

This handsome boy was brought to the shelter with his two sons, Chip and Dale. He is a fun and playful guinea pig, but can be a little nippy when being held, so we recommend an experienced family for him.

Larry was neutered on May 9 and is ‘girl safe’ as of June 6. He can be adopted as a friend for your compatible guinea pig.

Please visit Guinea Lynx for information about living with guinea pigs. Cavy Cages has great housing ideas.

If you are interested in adopting Larry, please contact us here at Friendly Farms.


Pepper and Stanley – Adopted!

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Update 4/10/13: Pepper and Stanley have gone to a new home! Thank you RabbitEARS for helping them find a loving family!

We think Stanley and Pepper are brothers, about 1 1/2 years old. Pepper is the more outgoing of the two. He runs to the front of the cage and enjoys having his ears rubbed, while Stanley takes more time getting to know you before he will accept pets.

Grass hay is the most important part of a guinea pig’s diet, and many people are surprised at just how much hay those little jaws can munch in a day! We feed about twice the size of each pig to them in hay everyday, in a large litterbox with Care Fresh in the bottom. They love to tunnel in the hay and get very excited at hay feeding time! Here are some tips for storing hay from Guinea Lynx. We use a plastic tote in the house to hold a couple of days worth of hay and then replenish as necessary from the bale stored in a weatherproof shed outside.


Stanley and Pepper were neutered on Jan. 17 and are ready to go to a loving home. Please contact us here at Friendly Farms for more information about adopting these delightful boys into your family.


Lex – Adopted!

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Update 1/21/13: Congratulations to Lex and his new family!

Lex is a young piggy, about 6 months old. He is a little shy, but warms up to you with some treats and gentle pets. He is very cute and a lot of fun.

Lex was neutered on Nov. 15 and will be ready to go home with a female friend on Dec. 13.

Did you know that guinea pigs need to see exotics vets who are trained to understand their special anatomies and physiological needs? Be sure to have a good vet lined up before a problem arises. All of our adopters are given a card for an initial free vet exam at the Avian and Exotic Clinic of the Monterey Peninsula.

Please contact us here at Friendly Farms if you are interested in meeting Lex.

Storm – Adopted!

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Update 6/13: Storm has been adopted! Congratulations to her and her new family!

Update: Storm has been transferred to Cavy World Guinea Pig Rescue in El Sobrante, CA. Please contact them for information about adopting this adorable girl.

Storm is an inquisitive and friendly girl who loves to be part of whatever is going on. She prefers not to be picked up, but is pretty calm while being held and asks for lots of head scritches and ear rubs.

Like all guinea pigs, Storm needs a source of vitamin C everyday, because, like humans, guinea pigs do not manufacture their own. While vitamin C is added to guinea pig pellets, the best sources are in their daily salads of fresh leafy greens like cilantro, carrot tops, dandelion greens and romaine lettuce. A cherry tomato or chunk of bell pepper is a great addition for even more C, and a small piece of fruit like a mandarin orange piece or a couple of blueberries makes a nice healthy treat.

If you are interested in making Storm part of your family, please contact us here at Friendly Farms.


Evan – Adopted!

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Update 1/21/13: Evan has a new family! Best wishes to everyone!

Handsome Evan was left behind when his family moved out of their rental unit. He came to us in a starter cage more suited to rats, with a bag of “gourmet” (i.e. “junk food”) kibble, so he is now on a healthy diet and exercise plan to trim up a bit.

Evan is a real lap piggy- he will sit with you and enjoys being stroked. He was neutered on November 1st and is very much looking forward to being able to meet some eligible single ladies soon. He will be safe to go home with a girlfriend after the 29th.

Please contact us here at Friendly Farms if you are interested in meeting Evan.


Sammy – Adopted!

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Update 2/1/13: Dear Sammy has been adopted! Thank you to Cynthia of North Star and Judy of RabbitEARS for helping him to find a sweet girlfriend and a loving family!

Adorable Sammy is sweet and a little shy. He will become a confident and happy pig when he has a secure and loving home. He is looking forward to meeting eligible girls. His neuter surgery was on October 18, and he is “girl-safe” as of November 15.

Sammy is still a little overweight. Muesli-mix type foods may look colorful and fun on the shelf at the pet store, but plain pellets such as Oxbow Essentials are the right food for your guinea pig. A healthy diet for a normal adult guinea pig each day consists of unlimited timothy hay, about 1/8 cup plain guinea pig timothy pellets, and a cup of vegetables, most of which should be leafy greens. A small bit of fruit or carrot makes a nice treat for pigs who are not overweight. Here is a nice guinea pig food pyramid guide.

Sammy thinks running laps is a lot of fun, and he looks forward to having a friend to play pig-train with.

Please contact us here at Friendly Farms if you are interested in adopting Sammy.


Kate and Blossom – Adopted!

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Update 1/5/13: Kate and Blossom now have a lovely C&C cage in their new home! Thank you, Emily, for falling in love with them and giving these sweet girls the good life they deserve!

Kate and Blossom are a lovely pair of girls. We believe they are sisters and between one and two years of age. They are very friendly and fine with being handled and petted. Don’t forget to keep the refrigerator stocked, because they are always on the lookout for blueberry or dandelion greens treats!

Did you know that keeping guinea pigs on cedar or pine shavings is not the best choice? There are many different things you can use for flooring in guinea pig cages. Paper-based litters such as Care Fresh are excellent, but the cost adds up. Fleece is a popular choice, or just ordinary towels, if you make sure to change them everyday.

For more information about caring for guinea pigs, visit Guinea Lynx. Cavy Cages has lots of great housing ideas.

Please contact us here at Friendly Farms if you are interested in adopting Kate and Blossom.


Andy – Adopted!

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Sweet Andy now has a girlfriend and a loving forever home! Thank you to Judy of RabbitEARS!

Andy was found in a shoebox by some trashcans before he came to us. We don’t know how long it was between when he was discarded and discovered, but he had a voracious appetite the first week after his rescue.

Andy is about 2 years old, with a very sweet personality. He has been neutered and is safe to introduce to girls now with no chance of pregnancy.

Please contact us here at Friendly Farms if you are interested in giving this darling boy a loving, forever home.


Buddy – Adopted!

Posted in Adopted! at 6:02 PM by Lori

Update 1/21/13: Buddy has been adopted! Thank you to Judy of RabbitEARS for helping him to find a loving forever home!

Buddy is a handsome and friendly boy. We guess he’s at least 2 years old now- possibly another “G-Force” abandonment. He has a very sweet and social personality, and gains more fans whenever he meets new people.

Buddy was neutered on August 23 and will be able to be matched with a girlfriend on September 20 when we are certain there will be no accidental pregnancy.

Like many male guinea pigs, Buddy has occasional impaction of his perineal (anal) sac. He will need to be checked daily and cleaned whenever he has a build up of fecal matter. Here is a description of how the procedure is done.

Are you new to living with guinea pigs? Guinea Lynx has essential information about their care. Cavy Cages has terrific housing ideas. Did you know that fleece makes a great alternative to litter?

For more information about Buddy, or questions about guinea pigs, please contact us here at Friendly Farms.

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