Alittlebitiffy Animal Sanctuary

  Bringing big hope to little animals

nina & ebony

a little bit about them

On the 12th of December, 2017, eight guinea pigs came into Sanctuary care. Two of these piggies were boars, six were sows, and Nina (top) and Ebony (below) were two of the six. Nina is approximately 2 years young and a potato with attitude. She'll let you know with a gentle bump when she's had enough of cuddles, and she'll very loudly announce when she's ready for a snack! Ebony is a gentle soul. At approximately 2 years of age, she's happy to spend her days eating, resting, and enjoying the love and warmth of her family. She's a bit of a nibbler, and will gently nibble on your hands to let you know that she wants more food or more pats. Both these girls were bred in their previous home, with Ebony safely giving birth to a litter of four in our care on the 13th of February, 2018. It's imperative that they go to a non-breeding home where they can live their days without the stress of pregnancy.

Nina and Ebony have become very loving and cuddly piggies in our care. They deserve a calm and quiet indoor home, with their cage preferably set up in an area where they can watch you while still avoiding loud noises such as the TV or kitchen appliances. While they're both still relatively shy around new people, they do enjoy listening to you talk gently and will happily come up to you when it's time for food.
 Approximately 2-3 years
 Approximately 2-3 years
 Sow (entire)
 Sow (entire)
 American short hair
 American short hair
 Black and white
 Black self

ready to adopt?

Nina and Ebony are available for adoption to a non-breeding, quiet, indoor home with no or older children, with supervised time in a secure outdoors enclosure when the weather permits. A minimum floor space of 10.5 square feet (a 2x4 C&C cage) is required, though the more space you can provide the better it is for exercise and play.

Their diet should consist of high quality grass hay available to them 24/7 for unlimited grazing, 1/8th of a cup of high quality pellets (such as Vetafarm or Oxbow) per pig, per day, and one cup of fresh vegetables per pig, per day. Please avoid mixes containing seeds and "coloured bits", which are incredibly unhealthy and can be a choking hazard. Do not feed any meat or dairy products, these can be fatal to guinea pigs. A list of safe fruits and vegetables can be found at

Due to their difficult past, the pair will take some time to trust new people and until then they'll be a little shy and timid at their new home. Mental stimulation with various toys and foods is key so that they can learn the investigative behaviours that they were previously deprived of. Their new family must be gentle, patient and understanding of their needs.

adoption fee: $40.00

their adoption fee includes their pre-adoption vet check, mite and lice treatment, bath, groom and nail trim

If you would like to bring Nina and Ebony into your home and heart, please click below to submit an Adoption Enquiry form.