Hi everyone! I wanted to post a heads up to let people know I'm currently behind on messages. The best way to expect a FAST reply is to fill out an application and then TEXT MY NUMBER and let me know your name and that you just sent an application in and would like to talk further.
Small4Paws is home to some of the most outstanding guinea pigs you will come across.
My name is Jordan Heritsch and I'm a young entrepreneur. I have been breeding for about 4 years. This may not seem long to you but, it's been such a journey for me to perfect my lines and my program. Guinea Pigs are such wonderful animals and it makes me feel great to get such wonderful feedback on my pets. I breed both pet and show quality lines of Coronet, Silkie, Peruvian, Texel, and Teddy Guinea Pigs. I breed 5 different coat types, compared to most breeders who don't even have 3. All of my baby guinea pigs are handled daily from a young age and have the most wonderful personalities. I take so much pride in everything I produce that I can guarantee you a healthy and sweet furry friend. I am proud to say this is the best Guinea pig you will own. Not only do my Guinea Pigs have unique colors/patterns, but their personalities make them a dream come true. It is with great sadness I announce I will slowly be limiting and reducing the lines of my guinea pigs. I have made the difficult decision to close down my program in 2024 because I will be leaving to attend college. Fellow breeders are welcome to ask about possible breeding pairs and questions about my Calvary. I have VERY strong teddy lines that sell fast that would be an asset to any program.
My adults are NEVER over bred and are typically placed in their forever family homes after 4 litters of babies. These homes are handpicked by me, just like the babies, so I can assure you that they will always be well taken care of. I am also very happy to remain as a resource for your convenience after you have taken your new baby from me to answer more questions.
By purchasing a guinea pig from me, you get one-on-one time and loads of useful information. It's not just a product from a business, this is a living & breathing animal. If at any time you feel like this isn't a fit for you, before or after the purchase, I'm more than happy to take your guinea pig back and re-home it.
With every purchase of a guinea pig, a deposit will be placed. A deposit is a payment placed on your guinea pig to hold them until pickup. The deposit is half the amount of the purchase price for your piggy. (This goes towards the full amount) Deposits are taken via Facebook Pay & Zelle or a check in the mail. The balance of your guinea pig must be paid in full by the pickup date. Guinea Pigs must be picked up within 7 days of their release date or a $5 a day fee will be applied until the decided pickup date.
If for some reason it is decided before pickup this guinea pig is not a good fit or it is not a good time. The deposit can be placed towards another guinea pig within one year of the time the deposit is placed. (excluded from planned/non-planned litters) The deposit is NONREFUNDABLE.
Pickup & Transport
Guinea pigs CAN NOT be shipped. It is local pickup ONLY. You are welcome to make the drive from whatever distance. I can meet within a reasonable distance depending on my schedule. It is $1.00 the mile I drive. exceptions apply.
Air Transport: You can fight nanny a guinea pig with my nanny for $650.00 OR fly into Chicago O'hare International YOURSELF and take the guinea pig back on the plane with you. There is a $50.00 gas fee for me with either of these options.
Ground Transport: I will work with ground transport on a reasonable timeline. My space is limited due to guinea pigs being in my house. Ground Transport is arranged by buyer. Transport must pickup directly at my door.
I reserve the right to refuse any adoption. The safety of my guinea pigs is my top priority and unfit homes will be washed. Guinea pigs are listed specifically with the home of choosing in mind. If false information or intent of the pet is lied about, you will lose ALL future opportunities to adopt from me. If you are looking to breed that MUST come up in the conversation. Bonded pairs are bonded, no exceptions.
I ask that all guinea pigs are returned to me if it doesn't work out, guinea pigs will be relisted with a low adoption fee in mind to cover food, water, care, etc. during the time of being back in my facility. I can guarantee them to go back up for adoption and into the very best home, no refund will be given.
All babies will be priced between $70-$130.00 depending on breed, coat, color and genetics.
Guinea Pigs are healthy at the time of sale. Once a Guinea Pig has left my possession, I am not held responsible for any future expenses or if they pass in your care. THERE IS NO WRITTEN HEALTH GUARANTEE OR CONTRACT.