Two cute guinea pigs which were bizarrely abandoned alongside a curry and naan bread outside a pet shop are now looking for a new home.
The 10-month-old rodents have been aptly named Tikka and Masala after being taken to a Blue Cross rehoming centre in Oxfordshire where they are now being cared for in the centre’s small animal unit until a new family can be found.
Lydia Sawyer, Animal Welfare Supervisor at Blue Cross in Burford, said: “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.”
The pair were found outside a London pet shop have been checked over by Blue Cross vets and behaviourists before being put up for re-homing.
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.”
The charity recommend social animals, like guinea pigs, are homed in pairs, where they need plenty of space in which to run and play.
Anyone interested in a double guinea pig takeaway can call the Blue Cross on 0300 790 9903 or visit www.bluecross.org.uk.