We are a family of guinea pig lovers with 6 lovely guinea pigs: Baileys, Brandy, Lychee, Sunny, Sparkles and Mr Jaffas.
We thought it would be great to create a website where you can find anything you need to know about guinea pigs all in one place. Of course, there is a lot to cover, so we are constantly updating and adding information. You will find advice on feeding, housing, health, grooming, behaviour, breeds and even some wonderful guinea pig gifts!
Rescue Guinea Pigs
An important aspect of our website is to encourage our readers to adopt rescue guinea pigs rather than buying them from a pet shop.
Our first 3 pigs (Baileys, Brandy and Lychee) were in fact from a pet shop. We weren't aware of the terrible situation whereby there are so many guinea pigs in rescue homes awaiting adoption. Once we realised this, we decided that any other guinea pigs we took on would be adopted and not bought. Our lovely Sunny and Sparkles were rescue piggies and we have recently adopted a male guinea pig. Mr Jaffas is our latest addition and he has recently been neutered so he can be a companion to our female tribe!
Do You Run a Guinea Pig Rescue Centre?
If you run a rescue centre which is either just for guinea pigs or one that rescues many types of pet that includes guinea pigs, you can add your details to our site (completely free of charge) so that more people will find out about you. Please register here...
Our Guinea Pigs
Here are pictures of our 6 guinea pigs - 5 girls and 1 neutered boy:
Baileys is a lovely gentle piggy. She was our very first guinea pig along with Butterscotch who sadly died of a respiratory infection very soon after we had her.
She is a sweet, sassy guinea pig and very confident too. She loves cuddles and we need to keep her away from any human's long hair because she will nibble it whenever she gets a chance!
Brandy is our laziest guinea pig! She loves to lounge around and chill. Brandy absolutely adores cuddles and will purr away and go flat as a pancake while being stroked.
She especially likes being stroked under her chin and will put her nose right up in the air if we do this! She enjoys having "me" time. She doesn't like to be disturbed during this time and will squeak a lot if another piggy dares disturb her!
Lychee's nickname is "the bullet" because she is our most lively guinea pig and will fly around her guinea pig home like a bullet! Once she starts, there's no stopping her and she is hilarious to watch.
Lychee is a Silkie Guinea Pig but we do keep her fur clipped to avoid it getting messy.
Sparkles is a Sheba Mini Yak Guinea Pig. She always looks like she's having a bad hair day!
We had her as a rescue pig that we got as a pair with Sunny. She has a lovely nature and has the most appealing eyes.
When we first got Sunny (who is a rescue guinea pig), she was a very nervous piggy and didn't like to be held. After a lot of love and care, she now loves attention! She even lets us approach her in the pen to stroke her and is now the most friendly of the lot.
She is an Abyssinian with lovely markings and looks like a completely different guinea pig on each side!
Mr Jaffas, a crested guinea pig, is our most recent addition. We had him neutered so that he could join our female tribe. He has settled in really well and gets on with all of them. He especially likes Lychee and the two of them race around the cage together!
Although he was a very nervous rescue piggy when we first got him, he has a lovely nature and enjoys lots of cuddles.