Submitted by GSPCA on 16:02, 29th Nov, 2012 | 0

After a check over today the GSPCA can confirm that at least one of the 3 female guinea pigs that were found in the same box as 4 males in St Martins earlier this week is pregnant.

We currently have a total of 14 adult guinea pigs at the GSPCA and will have many more in the next month or so.

The gestation period of guinea pigs is approximately 2 months and they often have 3 to 5 offspring which are called pups.  For the vet to identify that at least one is pregnant then she is likely to be at least 5 weeks and due very soon.

These 4 boys are now called Mark, Spencer, George and Senner. Their female friends are called Puffin, Nat and Goodie.

The vet has confirmed Nat as pregnant and believes that Puffin and Goodie could possibly be but will need another week or two before we know for sure.

It is very important for any pet owners with rodents, rabbits or any species to ensure the correct precautions are taken with pets that aren't neutered to prevent unwanted litters and for more information they are welcome to contact the GSPCA or the local vets for advice.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said 'Last Christmas we were over run with rabbits and this year it looks like it will be guinea pigs.' 

'If anyone is looking for a new pet then please think of those rescues and unwanted animals at the GSPCA Animal Shelter.'

'We have rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, chickens, cats, dogs and many more all in need of that wonderful new home so please get in touch to find out more.'

If anyone needs to rehome their pets or looking to adopt then please call the GSPCA on 01481 257261 or pop in for a chat with the Shelter staff in St Andrews.

We currently have many guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, cats and birds looking for new homes and these can be seen by going to -



To make a donation to help seal pups like Jethou Bumblebee and guinea pigs like these please call the Shelter on 01481 257261 or click here


To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee please click here or click here to see the Channelonline report


There are many items on the GSPCA's Wish List and you can see many of them by clicking here including a list of Amazon items which would make a difference to animals in Guernsey this Christmas.

Soup Kitchen Tuesday 4th December 2012 at the Town Church in St Peter Port, Guernsey with the GSPCA and Bridge2Sri Lanka.  To download a poster please click here.

Soup Kitchen Tuesday 4th December 2912 at the Town Church in Guernsey with the GSPCA and Bridge2Sri Lanka

Every Tuesday 10.30am - 12pm up to and including the 18th December the GSPCA are holding Coffee Mornings and a Bric-a-brac sale with GSPCA Goods and Pet Supplies.  We are also offering free microchipping each time this event is on for cats and dogs so please pop along to support the Link staff and students.

Through December staff and volunteers will be running a GSPCA stall outside Joules on the Pollet during the Late Night Christmas Shopping each Thursday in December.

From Monday 17th December the GSPCA will have a Pop Up Charity Shop in Smith Street thanks to OSA Recruitment, click here for more details

Christmas Gift Certificates on sale at the GSPCA Animal Shelter as well as many other stocking fillers - for more details please click here

Sponsored Christmas Day Polar Bear Swim - Do you fancy joining our brave swimmers? click here for more details


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