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
We‘re putting out a call for volunteers to join our team! Have you wanted to be more involved with the Refuge but not been sure how? Here’s your chance! You can volunteer as little as once a month, or more often if you have the time to spare. There are several tasks we need help with, including food mixing and Piggy Parlour at open days. Full training will be provided.
If you can help, please send a private message to our Facebook page. Please note that the minimum age for volunteers is 16 years due to insurance and blue card requirements.
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!
Mr McGuire (desexed male)
Do you have a female guinea pig looking for a friend?
Meet Mr McGuire, a very chilled and handsome one year old desexed piggy. He loves his cuddles and will patiently sit on your lap while you stroke him. He is easy to catch and will take food from your hand. He loves his parsley, watermelon and cucumber as well as his leafy greens and will devour his grassy hay.
Please note, if you are interested in adopting any of our single guinea pigs, you will need to bring your piggy to an open day for a meet and greet, as not all guinea pigs will successfully pair.
Click here to learn more about Mr McGuire...
To fill out an adoption form for Mr McGuire, please click here.
The QGPR Wheekly Newsletter!
Did you know that the Qld Guinea Pig Refuge has its very own monthly 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