How did you become a piggy volunteer and foster parent?
I became a piggy volunteer after I saw the refuge’s Instagram post seeking new vollies and I’d been wanting to volunteer for a while so this was the sign I’d been looking for! There were dozens of piggies surrendered that day so I was asked if I could take a foster… and that was 5 months ago!
Most memorable piggie moment?
There’s so many! My most memorable piggie moments are when my foster girl gave birth to her three babies and I was lucky enough to see the process. It was my first piggie birth. Another memorable moment was when my bonded pair Jasper and Aurelia were at the vets and Aurelia was only a few weeks old at the time so she was a bit scared to be out on the consult table in a strange room. She hid under Jasper’s armpit and he just snuggled into her, protecting her from the strange place!
What is something people may not know about guinea pigs?
Something people may not know about guinea pigs is that when a piggy very sick, it will eat the poop from its friends bottoms for the nutrients!
What do you specialise in at the refuge?
I specialise in piggy parlour and floater. Training in adoptions and till.