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Guinea Pig / Mixed

Details about Merlin

  • ID M220030
  • Adoption Fee: $30.00
  • Breed: Guinea Pig / Mixed
  • Gender: Male
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Current Weight: 0.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 9/18/2018
  • Fence Requirement: Not Required

Merlin's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes

Merlin's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Affectionate, Gentle,

*Bonded with Oreo-Cream*

Hi Fam,

My name is Merlin. I am bonded with my buddy Oreo like a pair of chopsticks. I am much more outgoing and curious than he is, and I love coming up to you for yummy treats. However, please be patient with me as I still need some time to warm up to you.

I love exploring new toys and spaces, but I prefer my hideys to have two exits and also large enough to fit both Oreo and me.  

Some of my favorite foods are any herb, kale, lettuce, celery, and loads of timothy hay. My foster parent noticed that I tend to prefer drinking out of a bowl to a water bottle. If you decide to feed me water out of a bowl, please make sure it is heavy enough so I don’t knock it over by accident, and change it everyday as the water gets dirty quickly. I love being around family activities and don’t mind much noise. I’ve been in families with rabbits and dogs. I am ok with being in the same room as them, but please don’t put us in direct contact with each other. I've also been with small kids, which I definitely need supervision with when interacting with them. Otherwise, we get along well with everyone!

Popcorning away,


Because I'm part of a bonded pair, I need to be adopted with my friend Oreo-Cream.  Click here to learn more about him.

Merlin is an owner surrender from Minneapolis, MN. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund. Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.