• Seven Oxbow Harvest Stacks

    Oxbow Harvest Stacks – How do they fit in to your guinea pig’s life?

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Guinea Pig Today was recently approached to review the Oxbow Harvest Stacks. We had been aware of them for quite some time, and have even used them occasionally ourselves. However, we hadn’t really considered them as being one of the cornerstones of the guinea pig’s diet (hay, pellets, vitamin C, and fresh veggies). So it […]

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  • guinea pig eating sprouts indoor grass

    Tips for Growing Sprouts Indoors for Your Guinea Pigs

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    We all know that guinea pigs need a certain amount of fresh vegetables daily for optimum nutrition. Clean, pesticide-free vegetables add variety and important nutrients to your cavy’s diet. If your cavies are fortunate enough that you are a gardener, you probably have already devoted a small section of your garden plot to growing fresh […]

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  • Papua Piig Oxbow Timothy Hay

    How Does One Recognize Fresh Grass Hay?

    Sunday, July 22, 2012

    Question and answer from Oxbow Animal Health‘s Live Facebook chat with Dr. Micah Kohles, Oxbow’s Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach. When picking hay, what should I look for to know it’s fresh? Selecting a high quality premium hay for your little one is one of the most important things we as owners do. I […]

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  • recalled guinea pig food

    PMI Nutrition International Initiates Voluntary Recall of AquaMax™ Products; Expands Voluntary Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet®Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PMI Nutrition International is initiating a voluntary recall of certain varieties of the AquaMax™ feed products with specific lot codes listed below, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Although no customer complaints have been received to date, the products are being recalled due to analytical test results that […]

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  • LabDiet by Purina Mills, Inc.

    Voluntary Recall of LabDiet® and Mazuri® Feed Products

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PMI Nutrition International has initiated a voluntary recall of four varieties of the LabDiet® and Mazuri® feed products listed below, due to the potential for an elevated vitamin D level in these products. Elevated vitamin D levels can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods. These products were manufactured […]

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  • Isabel guinea pig

    Surprises in Your Guinea Pigs’ Hay Unlikely but Possible

    Saturday, June 16, 2012

    You might have seen an article on the Daily Mail or Guardian about a young girl in the UK who found a surprise in her guinea pigs’ hay. We can’t verify any more than the photos pictured on the site, however, unbelievable as it might sound, finding a surprise in your hay is possible. In […]

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  • guinea pig nutritional food chart

    Guinea pig nutrition charts

    Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Have you ever wondered if a certain vegetable is good for your guinea pig, or how much Vitamin C it contains?If so, be sure to take a look at the nutrition charts on Guinea Lynx, which contain a comprehensive list of foods that you can include in your …

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  • sliced peppers for guinea pigs

    Bounties of Summer: Storage Ideas for Your Guinea Pigs’ Fresh Vegetables and Fruits

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    Since the Paw Crew grew so fast in 2004 and living in Missouri with so many farms near by, the bounties of summer were plenty. Lots of customers would leave yummies for the Paw Crew grown right in their gardens, and purchasing bags full of fresh foods for a few dollars was not hard. That […]

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Creative

Popcorn Prints Website
Jun
4

Popcorn Prints: New Features, Continued Support for Rescues

Popcorn Prints is excited to announce the launch of a brand new website and online shop offering a huge range of gifts, clothing and home accessories, all inspired by guinea pigs (and a few rabbits). Customers can now choose from a much larger range, with more gifts and smaller items like greetings cards, fridge magnets, […]

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Bertie's Christmas Carrot
Dec
22

The Stories of Bertie the Guinea Pig: Keeping it Real!

Where do you begin when you start telling a story about guinea pigs? Cavies are so misunderstood, sometimes even labelled as ‘dull’ or ‘boring’! When I started writing, I really wanted to show people how amazing guinea pigs can be, granted they don’t actually talk in real-life, and perhaps some of the Bertie stories stretch […]

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Jul
19

NEW 2012 Guinea Pig Olympics Games, London, Calendar

Many of you have probably seen images relating to The Guinea Pig Olympics floating around the internet and social media. They’ve gone so far in cyberspace, it’s difficult to know exactly where they came from. Guinea Pig Today was inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games to tell their story and give proper credit to the […]

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flying carpet guinea pig peruvian
Jul
13

Guinea Pig Illustrator, Caroline Whittle, is ‘Out of the Hutch’

Professional Illustrator Caroline Whittle, is well known for her colourful, soft and vibrant work, reproduced as greeting cards, wallpaper, fabrics and much more, but her abiding passion has always been for guinea pigs. After graduating from the Berkshire College of Art and Design with an HND in graphic design, Caroline realised she preferred illustration to […]

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guinea pigs named The Nelson Twins with their Flat Cavies
Jul
12

Flat Bonnie Makes Flat Cavies for A Cause

Not only are Flat Bonnie and her plushy cohorts adorable, but they are showing up everywhere to spread the word about adoption. Recently, they were spotted at the Exotic Pet Fair in Pasadena, California as well as the Bunny Luv Rabbit Resource Center in Van Nuys, California and the Anime Expo in Los Angeles. This […]

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Melissa J. Taylor, guinea pig book author
Jun
26

Melissa J. Taylor Publishes Guinea Pigs’ Storybook Series

With social media being such a prevalent source of information, it’s easy to miss something newsworthy or, in this case, a newsworthy person, if they don’t have a social media presence. So I decided to introduce Melissa J. Taylor to Guinea Pig Today readers. Admittedly “old-fashioned” and preferring to use websites, Melissa doesn’t have a […]

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Health

Oxbow Award
Nov
1

Dr. Karen Rosenthal wins 2012 Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award

Author John Miller

I’m happy to report that the Oxbow team returned safe and sound following last week’s AEMV/AAZV/ARAV veterinary conference in Oakland, California.  I enjoy every industry event I attend – from pet shows, to retailer shows, …

Oxbow Award
Oct
11

The Oxbow Exotic Mammal Health Award

Author John Miller
In a couple of short weeks, I and members of the Oxbow team will be heading to Oakland, California for the annual AEMV/AAZV/ARAV Conference – an annual event which brings together some of the world’s foremost veterinary experts …

Jul
10

The Importance of Preventative Health Care for Exotic Pets

Although most exotic pets do not need annual vaccinations, it is still very important to have them examined regularly by an experienced exotic veterinarian. Yearly preventative health exams provide your doctor an opportunity to evaluate weight, diet, teeth, and grooming needs. It is also a good idea to establish a relationship with an exotics veterinarian […]

Hobbes, guinea pig boar cleaning
Jul
9

Tips for Your Male Guinea Pig’s Routine Boar Cleanings

I adopted my first pair of boars, Ethan and Hobbes, from OC Cavy Haven several years ago. It’s fair to say that I love boars and I’m often surprised by the fact that people tend to want to adopt sows. We tend to keep boars in the rescue a lot longer than sows and, while […]

Storm clouds over the Washington DC area
Jun
26

Storm Season Safety Tips for Guinea Pigs

Last week we had Tornado Warnings in the area and it left me wondering what I should do about my guinea pigs to prepare for the worst. Many of us have heard the story of Weaver family and the tornado that devastated Alabama in April of 2011. Unfortunately they lost many small animals in that […]

Malcolm on a chilled plate
Jun
8

Keep Guinea Pigs Cool and Comfortable in the Summer Heat

With summer approaching and the weather turning warmer, it’s time to think about keeping the piggies cool. Guinea pigs have a much higher normal body temperature than humans (right about 101°) and so, what to us might be a bearable temperature can be fatal to our pigs. Their environment should be kept at between 65° […]

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