Guinea pig helps guide blind sister

Guinea pig helps guide blind sister

A blind guinea pig is looking for a special new home with her sister who helps to guide her around.  

Six-year-old sisters Ami & Yuki were taken in by RSPCA Danaher Animal Home in Essex earlier this month when their owner could no longer care for them. 

Supervisor Craig Horsler said: ¿Unfortunately Ami is completely blind but gets around fine thanks to her sister, Yuki, leading the way and helping to guide her. 


¿Poor Ami also has a little head tilt caused by a previous ear problem. But her health problems don¿t cause her any pain and certainly don¿t slow her down, thanks to Yuki¿s support. 

¿The pair are really close and so we must find them a home together. 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!"

Craig added: 

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

The guinea pigs are looking for an indoor-only home and could live with children over the age of eight.

Craig added: ¿Ami has adapted really well and her blindness doesn¿t hinder her at all. Both of the piggies are very confident and friendly, and enjoy spending time around people and being stroked.¿

To find out more about Ami & Yuki visit their online profile and to submit an application for the pair please fill in the adoption form online.

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