Qld Guinea Pig Refuge Open Days!
The Qld Guinea Pig Refuge does not have an actual 'Refuge'. All our
guinea pigs live with foster carers in their homes. The Refuge holds
open days on the first and third Saturday of every month at
The Bald Hills Scout Den
508 Bracken Ridge Road
For details, click on the address above or refer to the map below
Open days provide an opportunity to meet our guinea pigs on foster care, adopt, visit our QGPR Piggy Shop, and purchase food and hay. You can also have your guinea pig groomed at our Piggy Parlour, which offers nail trims, mite and worm treatment, bathing (during warmer months only), grooming and clipping.
Don't forget to ask about our loyalty programs!
We also have various food sales points in the Brisbane area.
Open Days Location
The Refuge’s 2020 Calendar featuring our very own supporters’ piggies has arrived! You can order your copy here! Only limited quantities remain, so get in fast if you haven't ordered your copy yet!
$20 collect from an open day in December, or
$25 posted anywhere in Australia.
International supporters can purchase by sending us an email or PM via our Facebook page for payment and postage details.
QGPR Piggy Shop!
Not only do we sell our own Pig'n'Mix and hay at open days, we also have a large range of products at competitive pricing. This includes hutches, bedding, water bottles and food bowls for your guinea pigs' every need. For more information on housing, click here.
The profits from all sales goes directly to the guinea pigs in our care.
What should you feed your guinea pigs?
Diet is an extremely important, and sometimes unknown aspect of caring for guinea pigs. Qld Guinea Pig Refuge sells top quality grassy or barley hay and our own Pig'n'Mix so you know your guinea pigs are getting food that meets their dietary needs.
To help you help your guinea pigs, we've created our own recommended fruit and vegetables guidelines which can be downloaded from the link below.
Adoptable of the Month!
Do you have a single female guinea pig looking for a friend? Then meet Astro, a desexed male! This is his bio...
Hi, my name is Astro. My nickname is Mr Personality (I gave that to myself). My foster carer says I’m such a sweetie but don’t tell anyone because that might ruin my macho image. My favourite hobby is flipping my igloo – it drives my people crazy. I also like being cuddled, fed and being the centre of attention. When it’s dinner time I like to be at the side of the cage to make sure my people see how cute I am in the hopes of getting even more food than usual (this seems to work).
I’m a bit lonely at the moment and need a female friend to be my sidekick so we can rule the world together (or at least our cage).
Please note that if you would like to adopt Astro, you will need to bring your guinea pig to an open day for a meet and greet, as not all guinea pigs will pair successfully.
Click here to learn more about Astro...
To fill out an adoption form for Astro, please click here.
The QGPR Wheekly Newsletter!
Did you know that the Qld Guinea Pig Refuge has its very own newsletter? Click here to sign up for a copy emailed to you monthly or to see previous editions!
Each edition includes information about QGPR, adoptables, medical information, food facts, handy hints and much more!
QGPR Piggy Parlour
Food Sale Points in Brisbane
Love Rabbits? Want to help?
As we know, rabbits are illegal pets in Queensland. However, that doesn't stop us from falling in love with them, and doesn't mean you can't help. If you would like to help rabbits in need, please consider donating or visit the Rabbit Sanctuary in Rushforth. The amazing team at the Rabbit Sanctuary offer homes to rescued and abandoned rabbits found in Queensland and do all their vet work to find them loving, forever and legal homes.
Click here to see their Facebook page
Click here to visit their website