Bath Mats for Guinea Pigs: Pros & Cons of Using Chenille Rugs as Bedding
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Bath Mats for Guinea Pigs: Pros & Cons of Using Chenille Rugs as Bedding

If you’ve read our post on the best types of guinea pig bedding, you know which bedding options are safe and which ones should not be used. A type of bedding that is becoming increasingly popular is bath mats, also called Chenille rugs. If you’ve been considering switching to this type of bedding, we bring…

Safe Fresh Food List for Guinea Pigs: Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs
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Safe Fresh Food List for Guinea Pigs: Vegetables, Fruits & Herbs

If you’ve ever scoured the internet searching for a list of veggies and fruits you can give to your guinea pigs, you’ve probably witnessed the wild west of information. With so much contradictory advice ranging from “your guinea pig will die if they only look at cabbage” to “they can eat everything,” it can be…

Guinea Pig Supplies List: 25 Essential & Optional Supplies for Your New Pets
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Guinea Pig Supplies List: 25 Essential & Optional Supplies for Your New Pets

Adopting a new pet can be both stressful and exciting! There’s so much to do to prepare for your furry friends.  I’m hoping to remove the stressful part altogether by providing a complete list of everything you may need—or want!—before bringing your guinea pigs home. The basic supplies for guinea pigs include a large enough…

Guinea Pig Gestation: The Essential Guide to Pregnancy & Post Natal Care
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Guinea Pig Gestation: The Essential Guide to Pregnancy & Post Natal Care

Is your female guinea pig getting more chubby lately, leaving you wondering if you’ll soon have a bunch of fluff balls running around? If you were unaware of it before, guinea pigs mate early – and often – which means different genders should be separated when kept as pets. Cavies of both sexes, when mixed…

Do Guinea Pigs Make Good Pets? The Pros and Cons of Owning Cavies
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Do Guinea Pigs Make Good Pets? The Pros and Cons of Owning Cavies

In my opinion, guinea pigs don’t make good pets … they make great ones! But of course, having been an avid lover of cavies for many years, I’m certainly a little biased. Truthfully, I’ve long believed guineas are often misunderstood and widely underappreciated. When people don’t have much experience with cavies, they tend to picture…

Happy Guinea Pig Behavior – 5 Signs You Have Cheerful Cavies
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Happy Guinea Pig Behavior – 5 Signs You Have Cheerful Cavies

Though adorably small physically, guinea pigs do have big, sweet personalities that are so very endearing. As social creatures that typically live in groups of about 10 adults and their offspring in the wilds of South America, they communicate amongst themselves using various behaviors and sounds.  Largely docile, aside from the occasional dispute, cavies tend…

How to Make Your Guinea Pigs Like You: 6 Simple Tips and Other Helpful Advice
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How to Make Your Guinea Pigs Like You: 6 Simple Tips and Other Helpful Advice

“How do I make my guineas pig like me” is a common question I’m often asked by both new pet parents and established guinea caregivers. Even people who are considering adopting these adorable rodents are curious about the ins and outs of cavies and how they build a relationship with their owners. Really, what it…

Can Guinea Pigs Live Alone? The Truth About Living the Solo Cavy Life
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Can Guinea Pigs Live Alone? The Truth About Living the Solo Cavy Life

Do guinea pigs need to live in groups, or can they enjoy a perfectly healthy life on their own? Certainly, there’s a lot of conflicting information out there concerning this subject. While pet stores often insist cavies make a wonderful solo pet, veterinarians and rescue centers claim otherwise. According to them, guinea pigs must live…