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, Bracken Ridge.
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!
Please note that adoptions of our guinea pigs are only available at open days and require prior approval and bookings. To organise this, please complete an adoption application form.
Qld Guinea Pig Refuge is committed to protecting the health of our volunteers and members of the public and minimising the spread of COVID-19.
In line with the Queensland Government’s road map on easing COVID-19 restrictions from 3 July 2020, Qld Guinea Pig Refuge has recommenced open days on the first and third Saturday of each month, with a limit of 80 people (including volunteers) in the den at any time.
Pre-approved adoptions only are available, and adopters will be allocated a time to attend to collect their new furry family members.
Everyone attending Open Days will need to digitally sign in using a QR code and register their details for tracking in alignment with government mandates.
We ask you do not to attend Open Day if you have Covid symptoms, are waiting on Covid test results or have been at a venue that may have been at risk in the last 14 days.
All adoptions occur at our Open Days where approved adopters meet their new forever family members.
By adopting from Qld Guinea Pig Refuge, not only will you find the perfect pet for your family, you will also be offering a home to a small animal that may have been abandoned or mistreated.
We offer full grooming services at our Piggy parlour. including:
We are your one-stop piggy shop!
At Open Days you can purchase our homemade piggy food, browse commercial piggies food brands, beds, hides, bedding, cages, hides, grooming needs and everything else.
All proceeds help keep our doors open and pay our bills.