Alittlebitiffy Animal Sanctuary

  Bringing big hope to little animals

nutsy & sophia

a little bit about them

Nutsy (top) and Sophia (bottom) came to us from two different walks of life, but found each other in the safety of our care and are now inseparable. Nutsy was found advertised online for quick sale by one of our foster carers and was heavily pregnant when she came into Sanctuary care. With a little bit of TLC she safely gave birth, and though her pups have since found their forever homes Nutsy is still patiently waiting. Enter Sophia, a little piggy with big attitude who immediately picked Nutsy as her new BFF. The two girls enjoy long walks to the food bowl, warm naps in their tunnel, and relaxing afternoons in the sunshine while they munch on fresh grass.

Both Nutsy and Sophia 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 people, they do enjoy listening to you talk gently and with a little patience from their family we know it won't be long before they thoroughly enjoy lap time and cuddles.

 Approximately 3-4 years
 Approximately 2-3 years
 Sow (entire)
 Sow (entire)
 Agouti x American
 American cross
 Grey and white
 White with grey facial markings

ready to adopt?

Nutsy and Sophia 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 past and prior lack of regular handling, 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: $50.00

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

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