Meet Marshall, a two year-old Abyssinian guinea pig available for adoption through
NWI Chinchilla Rescue! Marshall was surrendered along with his buddy, Chase, when their family no longer had the time to play with and spoil them like they deserved. The kids were in school, the parents were at work and Marshall and Chase were left to languish at home alone … so now they’re looking for their forever homes! Although Marshall came in with Chase, he would do best in his own enclosure if there is another guinea pig in the home because he tends to be a bit of a bully. He’s a curious and friendly little guy and doesn’t just hang out in his igloo … he’s out and about, exploring! Marshall is a typical guinea pig in that he’s not a big fan of being caught, but once you get ahold of him, he enjoys being handled and petted. This is an incredibly sweet, loving and outgoing boy … are you ready to give him his forever home? Marshall will come with two pounds of Oxbow Cavy Cuisine and a printed out version of the guinea pig care packet. (NWI Chinchilla Rescue also has additional supplies for sale, such as Oxbow guinea pig food, cages, food, food bowls, water bottles, hidey houses, and more.) Regardless of past guinea pig experience, all potential homes will be asked to read their guinea pig care packet and fill out their adoption application/guinea pig questionnaire. No guinea pig will go to a new home without an adoption application being filled out – NO EXCEPTIONS. Marshall’s adoption fee is $25 and you must come to them for the adoption, they cannot be shipped (NWI Chinchillas is in Hammond, Indiana).
Marshall is …
– very curious, outgoing, loving and easy to handle.
– a bit of a bully toward other guinea pigs, so he must be housed separately if there are others in the home or he must be the only one.
Note: The adoption link above also has a lot of great information about guinea pigs, who can live anywhere from four to eight years. Adopting an animal is a lifelong commitment, so make sure you do plenty of research before adopting your first guinea pig … there’s a lot to learn!
Also … Marshall is the guinea pig formerly known as Shaggy. He was bonded to the guinea pig formerly known as Scooby, but when Marshall got bossy, the rescue decided to separate these boys and give them new identities and fresh starts! Check out his old profile here.