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Our delivery conditions for guinea pigs



Breeding of small animals is primary production and not subject to notification within the meaning of GewO §11 as long as there are fewer than 100 young animals per year. According to the regulations of the Berlin regulatory office.

The revenue from the protection fees supports our hobby breeding and goes towards the high ongoing costs.



Our guinea pigs leave us at the earliest when they have reached the age to be handed over, around 5-7 weeks, in rare cases a little later, this depends on the development of the respective animal. Of course, sows and rams are already separated from each other here at the required age.

The delivery takes place from private to private and for a nominal fee

to avoid the animals falling into the wrong hands.


2. Health

Of course we give away our piglets apparently healthy. We advise the new owner in detail about the attitude, feeding and care of the new pet and are also available for questions after the delivery, we will try to help you with problems.

If an animal dies or becomes ill after it has left our home and is no longer in our care, we assume no liability or guarantee.

We also hereby expressly exclude, under EU law, the guarantee and the 1-year right of exchange for animals purchased privately from us .


3. Attitude

We do not sell our guinea pigs for sale individually or with a rabbit. Guinea pigs are pack animals that always need their own kind in order to lead a species-appropriate life (the same applies to rabbits, by the way).

Keeping animals that live socially or in packs individually is prohibited by law. Our animals live outdoors, so it is also possible to sell them outdoors in winter.


A non-binding advance reservation is made for a maximum of 2 days. During this time, at least half of the nominal fee must be paid for a reservation to become binding. If this does not happen,

the guinea pigs are offered for sale again. Otherwise the whole thing would

hardly make any sense.

If the reserved/paid animal is not picked up   or only after the delivery date or the animal is not wanted after all, the down payment or payment of the protection fee will cover the costs of the increased additional work until collection or in the event of non-collection for the new advertisement (subject to a fee), re-placement (counselling sessions) and depending on the age (from 6 weeks), for the feed costs/accommodation/care, which are not insignificant, until it is returned to the new interested party.

The retained amount is, so to speak, an expense allowance.

Please understand this measure. 

If a guinea pig that has already been reserved dies, the new owner can choose another guinea pig from the current animals as a replacement or, in this case, he will, of course, get the deposit of the protection fee fully refunded.

5. Taking back animals

If the guinea pig is returned later, for whatever reason, we will NOT refund any money for a guinea pig purchased from us! But we are happy to help the owner with the transfer.

What happens to the animals when the children lose interest in them?

We do NOT want the Meeris that were once picked up here with enthusiasm and great joy to be deported or even abandoned. The  parents  are responsible and when the children lose interest in the animals, they must act and also take care of the animals without excuse. If you're not willing to do that, it's better if you give up live animals right now!

With the delivery and acceptance of the animal or the reservation of our guinea pigs, you accept our delivery conditions


Schmidt family

Guinea pig hobby breeding Berlin


(animal transport) Currently no shipping from 2021

Transportkarton für Meerschweinchen

Our Meeris can also travel to you under certain conditions.

Namely: Only shipping of animals, only from at least 2 Meeris, only at suitable temperatures, only to experienced keepers.

You must commission the transport company and bear the costs.

Of course, it's better if you pick them up in person, because Berlin is worth a trip and so are the Meeris.


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Interested parties often ask us why we actually charge a nominal fee and what that actually means.

In any case, it is not a purchase price , because the protection fee does not serve the purpose of earning money with our hobby of breeding guinea pigs. The protection fee serves on the one hand to ensure that an animal is not purchased spontaneously and thoughtlessly . Spontaneous and thoughtless animal purchases usually end with a lot of stress and suffering for everyone involved - both for the guinea pigs and for humans.

You have to be aware that an animal causes ongoing costs and in the worst case it can cost significantly more — be it due to an accident or an unforeseeable illness. These are, of course, the worst-case scenarios, but that's exactly why you should keep this in mind.


On the other hand, it is there to cover the costs that have already been incurred. There must always be enough food and bedding available and ready to hand. The veterinarian must also be paid immediately in the event of illness. These are all very high costs that always have to be paid out, day after day. The many travel and fuel costs to be able to do all this are also part of it.

The entire protection fee is used for breeding and the resulting costs. So we don't put any of it in our own pockets, but pay the remaining costs out of this pocket.


In this "throwaway society" animals should be given a higher value. Things, and also animals, that something

costs are less often thrown away or

exposed. It's bad enough as it is

some people — not only in our neighboring countries, but also here right before our eyes — deal with their own pets (and animals in general),

because they don't mean much to them. We want that

our guinea pigs come to people who know what a guinea pig's life can be worth. You don't just get a pet, you get a partner, a family member and a friend for life. We hope you don't misunderstand this, because the nominal fee itself is only a fraction of what we consider a reasonable value for our charges. And actually, you can't set a value for a life anyway.


We don't want to make a profit with the animals, we just want to pursue our hobby.

With the protection fee we want to try to protect our animals from being resold for money. It is not uncommon for a business to be made from the sale of animals and a profit to be made from it. We also do not want to risk passing it on to an animal dealer or even to a test laboratory. We don't want to take responsibility for the fact that  our darlings, who have been raised carefully, with a lot of effort and at great expense, come across such black sheep. So the nominal fee serves, in a way, as a deterrent to such people.


Furthermore, we are often asked why we charge the same protection fee for a somewhat older guinea pig as for a young guinea pig. We answer this for you here: The young, cute, cute guinea pig babies, for which there are less costs, carry all animals from our breeding, as well as the old guinea pigs, according to the social principle.


Summary´………...The complete protection fee is used for breeding and the resulting costs.

The nominal fee supports a wide range of costs in our breeding, such as veterinary costs, feed costs (especially with Meeris, the daily high fresh feed costs), new acquisitions + repairs to stables, etc., etc., so that we can run this very expensive hobby breeding at all. It's not about setting a price for an animal and earning money with it, because it doesn't matter whether it's old, young, healthy or sick - every animal or creature is worth the same!

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