How Guinea Pigs Got Me Into Pet Writing

Over the past few weeks, I’ve introduced you to some of the cats and dogs I’ve owned. Now it’s time to talk about one of my guinea pigs, and how my guinea pigs changed my life. Then later this month I’ll get back to informing you about animal issues. Continue reading How Guinea Pigs Got Me Into Pet Writing

Guest Post: Guinea Pigs with Special Needs

Some guinea pigs are born with special needs. Unfortunately, these guinea pigs are often overlooked for adoption. A guinea pig could be born blind, not able to walk properly, or even deaf. These guinea pigs are just as cuddly and cute as guinea pigs born “normal.” Did you adopt a guinea pig that’s blind? First of all, good for you! You’re awesome for taking on a guinea pig that could use a little extra help! To make it easier for your blind guinea pig, and if you can afford it, house your fur baby with a seeing guinea pig. A … Continue reading Guest Post: Guinea Pigs with Special Needs

Guest Post: The Many Ways Guinea Pigs Feel

Emotions are part of our everyday lives. We are sometimes happy, sometimes sad, or bored. Unless you’re a robot, you’re going to have emotions. Today I’m going to talk about guinea pigs and their emotions. Boredom: Is your guinea pig starring at you? Watching your every move or wheeking as loudly as possible trying to get your attention? If your piggy is less active, chewing its fur off or biting on its cage, then your pig is bored and would like some toys or some of your loving attention. If your pig is alone, please interact with it as much … Continue reading Guest Post: The Many Ways Guinea Pigs Feel

Guest Post: A Guinea Pig Thanksgiving!

Just as I’m preparing the watermelon appetizers, Aunt Martha bursts in the door yelling, “You’re doing that all wrong!” Welcome to a guinea pig Thanksgiving–complete with drama, food, and all around family time. Mom has prepared all the food. She is serving an extra special dish, a hay casserole in a hollow pumpkin. It took time to hollow out the pumpkin to get it just right. Mom spent three days on the hay casserole due to the order the ingredients were placed; some are a secret. Just as she pulls the casserole out of the oven to cool, my brother … Continue reading Guest Post: A Guinea Pig Thanksgiving!

Guest Post: 10 Birthday Celebration Ideas For Guinea Pigs

Happy birthday to all guinea pigs celebrating turning another year older! If it’s your guinea pig’s birthday, throw a confetti shower of parsley over it and sing “Happy Birthday” to your little pal. Here are ten ideas to help you get started in planning a birthday party. A birthday cake is a must! Purchase a red, green, orange or yellow pepper. Hollow it out by getting the excess seeds out of the inside and cutting the top off. Stuff the pepper with only guinea pig friendly fruits and veggies, then stick a baby carrot on top like you would a … Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Birthday Celebration Ideas For Guinea Pigs

Guest Post: Ten Human Gizmos Guinea Pigs Enjoy!

I’m Hamlet, a short haired guinea pig who lives his life on the edge. While my mom is out of the apartment I like to see what kind of mischief I can get into. The dog helps me obtain human objects that we find oh so fascinating! Thank you, dog, for making this guinea pig’s life fun and adventurous! The orange peel: Us guinea pigs love to use the orange peel for many things. An orange peel can constitute as a butt freshener, rocking chair, hammock, or parachute! I like to start my mornings off with a quick chomp of the … Continue reading Guest Post: Ten Human Gizmos Guinea Pigs Enjoy!

Guest Post: Guinea Pig Bathroom Needs

While at the grocery store, I was approached by a guinea pig inquiring which toilet paper was easiest on the fanny.  The guinea pig had three of the most popular brands of toilet paper in his cart and couldn’t make up his mind on which to buy.  I was about to tell the guinea pig which brand to buy and then I woke up.  It was all a dream! Did you know that a guinea pig eats its poop?  It’s called Coprophagy and it’s essential to a guinea pig’s diet, but that furry poop eating cutie pie also helps keep … Continue reading Guest Post: Guinea Pig Bathroom Needs

Guest Post: Adopt a Guinea Pig Month

March is a time for spring, flowers, and guinea pigs! It’s also designated as “Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Celebration Month.” If you’ve done your research, bring your luck of the Irish to your local animal shelter and adopt a cute guinea pig. Remember, adopt don’t shop! Most everyone knows that dogs and cats have adoption shelters and rescue groups, but did you know that there are guinea pig adoption shelters and rescue groups too? Until a few months ago, I didn’t realize that guinea pigs end up in shelters and that many of those shelters can’t keep guinea pigs and so they … Continue reading Guest Post: Adopt a Guinea Pig Month

Guest Post: Your Guinea Pig's Grooming Needs

Have you taken your guinea pig to the barber or the beauty shop lately? The gossip that your guinea pig could engage in could be quite juicy, but would he or she get the proper grooming needs essential for their health? Instead of focusing on fancy hair and who’s having a litter of little piggies, let’s talk about important grooming needs. To brush or not to brush your guinea pig, that IS the question. Daily brushing is advised for optimal guinea pig performance. Brushing helps reduce shedding and promotes cleanliness for your guinea pig and the cage. Longer-haired guinea pigs … Continue reading Guest Post: Your Guinea Pig's Grooming Needs

Guest Post: Top Ten Essentials for Guinea Pigs

Your pet guinea pig deserves all the best that you can provide for him or her. If you’re a new guinea pig parent, this top ten list may be beneficial for you and lead you to the path of guinea pig parenting greatness! Education: No worries, a PhD is not required take care of a guinea pig. Still, before you purchase your guinea pig, study up on what they need and the amount of dedication it takes on your part to care for a guinea pig. I can’t encourage you enough to look at care guides and internet resources and … Continue reading Guest Post: Top Ten Essentials for Guinea Pigs

Guest Post: Building the Best Castle in Guinea Pig Kingdom

Guinea pigs love open space to run around in. They just want to be free piggies. As a guinea pig mom or dad, you have the power to see that your guinea pig has the best castle in the guinea pig kingdom. For one guinea pig a cage size of 30” x 36” is recommended and for two guinea pigs 30” x 50” is recommended. Keep in mind, these sizes are the bare minimum. From personal experience, I strongly suggest a larger cage. My husband and I built a cage out of three materials: Coroplast: This material was used for … Continue reading Guest Post: Building the Best Castle in Guinea Pig Kingdom