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Blind guinea pig and her ‘guide’ sister in hunt for new home

Written by on 27/01/2021

A totally blind guinea pig and her sister that helps guide her around are in need of a new home after being taken in by the RSPCA.

Ami, a six-year-old black guinea pig, relies on her sister, Yuki, for help due to her condition.

They were taken in by the animal charity’s Danaher Animal Home in Essex earlier this year, after their owner could no longer care for them.

Undated handout photo issued by RSPCA Danaher Animal Home of Ami, one of a pair of guinea pigs looking for a new home. Ami, a six-year-old black guinea black guinea pig, is given guidance by her grey sister Yuiki because she is completely blind.
Image: Ami is totally blind. Pic: RSPCA

“Poor Ami also has a little head tilt caused by a previous ear problem,” said supervisor Craig Horsler.

“But her health problems don’t cause her any pain and certainly don’t slow her down, thanks to Yuki’s support.

“Ami is always the first to emerge when she hears the rustle of a bag of treats but waits for Yuki to seek them out so she can follow her lead. It’s adorable to watch.

“Yuki is more than happy to be her sister’s eyes and looks out for her every day.”

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An online profile has been made for the pair so those who are looking to take them on know why they have to be rehomed together.

Undated handout photo issued by RSPCA Danaher Animal Home of Yuki (left) and Ami, a pair of guinea pigs looking for a new home. Ami, a six-year-old black guinea black guinea pig, is given guidance by her grey sister Yuiki because she is completely blind.
Image: The pair need to be rehomed together. Pic: RSPCA

New owners would need to be able to keep the Ami and Yuki indoors, and any children in the house would need to be older than eight.

“Ami has adapted really well and her blindness doesn’t hinder her at all,” Mr Horsler added.

“Both of the piggies are very confident and friendly and enjoy spending time around people and being stroked.”

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