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.
Adoptables of the Month!
Rocket and Cricket
These two boys (Cricket is the brown fluff ball and Rocket is the white cutie pie) are a cheeky pair who love eating hay, running around their cage and watching tv with you. Favourite snacks are red capsicum, corn and cos lettuce and they love parsley as a treat.
Because of Cricket’s crazy hair, they will need an indoor home and are not suited for young children, ramps or C&C cages because of their baby energy.
Rocket is a ninja pig and loves climbing and racing around. Cricket is a zooming pig. They both know when breakfast is and will alert you of this and also for their bedtime snack - an oxbow treat.
Rocket and Cricket must be adopted together as they are a bonded pair.
Click here to learn more about Rocket and Cricket...
To fill out an adoption form for Rocket and Cricket, 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