We are a family of guinea pig lovers with 5 lovely guinea pigs: Baileys, Lychee, Sunny, Sparkles and Mr Jaffas.
The reason why we created this website is to help new and existing guinea pig owners care for their pets in the best way by giving you the best information we can on how to look after them.
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. Find out more here...
Our Guinea Pigs
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!
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 gentle 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 is always looking for strokes when we pass the cage hoping we have pea flakes to hand.
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 like crazy piggies!
Although he was a very nervous rescue piggy when we first got him, he has a lovely nature and enjoys lots of cuddles.