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Guinea Pig Rescue & Education

The RCGR is a 501 (c)(3) animal rescue that only handles cases regards to lost

or found pets, animals that will be dumped, sick or injured animals, animals that

are being abused or neglected and can assist in cases regarding hoarding.   

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Address4701 Ulmerton Rd Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33762

Hours: Open 24 hours
Address2178 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765
Hours: Open 24 hours

Signs & Symptoms of a Medical Emergency in Small Pets



Critical care or recovery food is a dietary supplement to nourish and promote gut movement within small pets. When guinea pigs stop eating, their gut slows down. This slow down can lead to a fatal illness known as gistasis. Gi Stasis can cause the digestive system to stop completely which causes bacteria to produce byproducts that can cause bloat. Both bloat and Gi Stasis are medical emergencies for guinea pigs, rabbits and chinchillas. 
There are a few products that can prevent and help an animal recover from bloat and Gi Stasis. Directions on how to use them are provided on each packet.

Exotic Veternarians in Pinellas County

Avian & Animal Hospital

Address:  11405 Starkey Rd, Largo, FL 33773

Phone: (727)398-1928

Seminole Blvd Animal Hospital 

Dr. Clark

Address12120 Seminole Blvd, Largo, FL 33778

Bluffs Animal Hospital 

Dr. Brandt

Address320 Indian Rocks Rd N, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770

East Bay Animal Hospital

Dr. Robin Moore

Address3445-A E Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33771

Address3845 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709

Address1432 S Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL 33764


About Us

About Our Service

The Royal Cavy Guinea Pig Rescue was created in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. During this time animal dumping and abandonment was at an all time high. There were countless stories of guinea pigs being left in dumpsters, parking lots and being left on the side of the road. Animal dumping is illegal and these crimes have fueled our motivation to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome the abused and unwanted guinea pigs and small animals.

Florida is a large state and the demand for exotic animal rescues is high. Due to the lack of appropriate exotic animal shelters, the RCGR services all counties of Florida from Jacksonville to Miami. Our rescue specializes in the care of guinea pigs but we also accept other exotic animals into our rescue.

At this time we do not accept the following animals: 

– Dogs or cats

– Livestock animals such as pigs, cows, horses ect

– Large carnivore reptiles

– Rats or mice

– Ferrets


– Avians




The RCGR is a NO KILL shelter. This means animals surrendered to us will stay in our care (or the care of our fosters) until they have found homes. We believe there are second chances and homes for every animal; we do our best to find those homes.

The RCGR now offers many different services such as boarding/grooming (Pinellas county residents only), education, exotic veterinarian referrals and other small programs for families and pets.