Guinea Pig Boarding: A Complete Guide

ginger guinea pig in a wooden hideout

Guinea pig boarding facilities offer care and accommodation for your small pets when you are unable to look after them yourself. There can be for several reasons why you might need to board your guinea pigs, including a family holiday, moving home, having a…

Gifts for Guinea Pig Lovers

ginger guinea pig with a wrapped gift

We’ve found it can be difficult to find good quality guinea pig themed gifts so we created this guinea pig shopping page to guide you to some great shops who supply guinea pig products as well as specific items that you might otherwise not…

Guinea Pig Breeds, Personalities & Characteristics

child laying on the floor with a ginger and white abyssinian guinea pig

There are many different types breeds of guinea pig, each with their own characteristics, colouring and markings.  Some are more common than others, such as the Abyssinian which is quite a common type of cavy, and some, like the Merino are rarer. Many guinea pigs…

Things You Should Never Buy for Your Guinea Pig

small ginger and white guinea pig

Buying things for your guinea pig is fun and there are many temptations when visiting the pet shop. We naturally expect items that are labelled for guinea pigs in the shops and online to be suitable for our piggy friends. However, this is all…

What is the Average Lifespan of a Guinea Pig?

mother guinea pig being followed by a baby guinea pig

The average lifespan of a guinea pig is around 4-8 years. However some guinea pigs don’t live that long whereas others make it to a much riper old age. A well cared for guinea pig will have much more opportunity of living a long healthy…

Guinea Pig Behaviour

cute grey guinea pig relaxing

Guinea pigs are curious, intelligent and playful creatures that are a pleasure to own and to interact with. They make wonderful pets for children and fascinating companions. Each breed, of which there are many, has their own unique quirks as well personalities. Male and…

Guinea Pig Harnesses & Leashes: These are Dangerous!

Small tan and black guinea pig on the grass outdoors

You may have seen harnesses, leashes and collars available to buy for guinea pigs as there are many of these being advertised for these pets online and even in some pet shops.  Please do not buy these! There is no instance when a collar,…

Do Guinea Pigs Bite?

guinea pig showing his teeth

Guinea pigs are very gentle pets and if they are well cared for and happy they won’t usually bite. However, there are occasions when they may gently nip or bite. Table of Contents 6 reasons why guinea pigs might bite How to train your guinea…

Can Guinea Pigs Wear Clothes and Costumes?

guinea pig wearing a party hat

Dressing up your guinea pigs might seem like a really cute thing to do. Of course they will look adorable in a little costume but there are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t do this. Here we discuss why putting your guinea pigs…

Where Do Guinea Pigs Come From?

Ginger guinea pig

We all know how cute and lovable our little Guinea friends are, but did you know they have an equally interesting and unexpected history?  In this article we explain where guinea pigs originally come from and some interesting facts about their history.​ The guinea pig…