PLEASE DO NOT ENQUIRE ABOUT ADOPTING FROM US UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO HOUSE YOUR GUINEA PIGS INSIDE, AND THE AREA IN WHICH YOU PLAN ON KEEPING THEM IS AIRCONDITIONED. WE HOUSE THE SHELTER PIGGIES IN AN AIR CONDITIONED SHED AND DURING THE HOT MONTHS THE AIRCON RUNS 24/7. SUMMERS ARE GETTING LONGER AND HOTTER AND IN QUEENSLAND WE CAN EXPECT TO NEED AIRCON FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH TO THE END OF APRIL. GUINEA PIGS ARE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT STROKE AND TO REMOVE THEM FROM A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT OF 20 TO 24 DEGREES TO TEMPERATURES OF 28 DEGREES OR MORE IS ASKING FOR TROUBLE AND WE WILL NOT PUT OUR RESCUE PIGGIES IN THIS SITUATION.
The shelter makes it's own yummy guinea pig food which is available in three types and four sizes -
1.5kg - $9.00
2.5kg - $14.00
4kg - $22.00
7kg - $35.00
ADULT FOOD - completely lucerne free as a diet high in lucerne is considered unhealthy for guinea pigs over 12 months of age. Lucerne (alfalfa) is very high in calcium and if fed to guinea pigs on a regular basis can cause bladder stones which is a very painful condition and if left untreated can result in the death of your beloved guinea pig. The majority of mixes sold by pet shops and produce stores are based on lucerne and most also contain seeds, artificially coloured and flavoured "fruit and vegie pieces" and numerous other ingredients which are considered unhealthy for guinea pigs.
TRANSITION FOOD - we've reduced the amount of lucerne in our Transition Food to make the change to a non-lucerne diet a gentle one as piggies move towards their eight month of age. Transition Food can be fed from eight to twelve months when it is advisable to change to Adult Food. Also good for piggies who have been fed commercial mixes all their lives as most of these are made from lucerne and whilst most piggies prefer our shelter food from the outset, some don't like change and new food needs to be introduced gradually.
YOUNG GUINEA PIG FOOD - for guinea pigs up to 12 months of age, and gestating and lactating mums. This is an 80% lucerne/20% wheaten blend with the calcium content in this case being needed to help build strong healthy bones.
HAY - $12 a bag
Our hay is delivered to us on a regular basis. It arrives in bales and we bag it fresh almost every day. As hay is seasonal we have no control over what is available but generally grassy is available from January through to August when it goes out of season and is replaced by barley. These are usually the only two types of hay we purchase. Grassy comes in several different types eg Rhodes Grass, Meadow, Pasture. The quality will vary but we always try and source the very best available. We only ever purchase hay which we think is good enough to feed both our shelter piggies and yours!
Please Note: We no longer use or sell straw due to the quality being extremely inconsistent. We use hay as bedding at the shelter and can recommend it as being an excellent alternative to straw.
How To Purchase:
1. FROM THE PIMPAMA SHELTER
Please call or text Alex on 0408 263 455 to arrange pick up from the Pimpama shelter.
2. FROM OUR REEDY CREEK LOCATION
All our products are now available to purchase from our new Reedy Creek location. All enquiries and orders to Sandi on 0434 981 602 *TEXT ONLY*
3. COURIER SERVICE
For locals and non-Gold Coasters you can have our products delivered to your door by Fastway Couriers. The delivery fee to locations on the Gold Coast is $9.90 for one parcel weighing up to 25kg and within the maximum cubic volume (e.g. three bags of hay are within the allowed volume). If you live outside the Gold Coast but within any of the green areas on the map, the minimum delivery fee is $11.55. We deliver Australia wide so if you would like to purchase our guinea pig food, Oxbow products or any of our other small animal products please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Adult Food 1.5kg $9
Junior Food 1.5kg