Alittlebitiffy Animal Sanctuary

  Bringing big hope to little animals

saffron & lyra

a little bit about them

Saffron (left and below) and Lyra (right) came into our care from a family who loved them, but didn't have the capacity to care for their medical needs. When they first arrived in our care they suffered from mange, but after 6 weeks of treatment we're pleased to say they're now in perfect health. Saffron was named for her beautiful brown agouti colouring, and Lyra was named after the star constellation because of the lovely speckling in her predominantly grey hair. Both girls are approximately 3-4 years of age and are still timid around strangers. Lyra will wheek and come up to you for food, but Saffron is still a little hesitant to do so herself.

Both Saffron and Lyra 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 3-4 years
 Sow (entire)
 Sow (entire)
 Agouti x American
 Agouti x American
 Chocolate and white
 Grey and white

ready to adopt?

Saffron and Lyra 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 Saffron and Lyra into your home and heart, please click below to submit an Adoption Enquiry form.