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Dumped guinea pigs found abandoned with a curry and naan bread

Two abandoned guinea pigs have been found dumped in a cardboard box containing a curry and a naan bread.

The cute rodents, now named Tikka (above) and Masala (right), were discovered in the box after it was discarded outside a pet shop in London.

Masala was dumped inside a box with fellow guinea pig Tikka - and a curry and a naan bread

Lydia Sawyer, Animal Welfare Supervisor at our Burford rehoming centre, where the unwanted pets are being cared for, says: “Although most people love a good curry and naan bread, we wouldn’t recommend it for guinea pigs!

“Luckily these little pigs were unharmed by their takeaway ordeal and while at least they were left near a safe place, abandoning pets in cardboard boxes outside can put them in all sorts of danger.”

Like all pets that arrive at Blue Cross, Tikka and Masala were checked over by Blue Cross vets and behaviourists before being put up for rehoming. We’ve made sure they have a comfy bed with a soft pilau, and lots of species-appropriate food.

Lydia adds: “Tikka and Masala seem very friendly so have obviously been well-cared for and socialised. They are now looking for a new home together as they get on really well and are such a sweet pair.”

Guinea pigs are sociable and chatty animals and enjoy the company of their own species. We recommend that guinea pigs are homed in pairs, where they need plenty of space in which to run and play.

If you’d like to takeaway a pair of guinea pigs and can offer Tikka and Masala a loving new home, visit our guinea pig rehoming pages now.