Did Justin Bieber Set a Bad Example for Small Pet Owners?

Justin Bieber Hamster PAC

“Belieb” it or not, Justin Bieber left his hamster behind in Atlanta, Georgia, in a move that has shocked fans who are also small pet owners. Justin handed PAC, his pet dwarf hamster, to a screaming fan last Wednesday night after Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball at Philips Arena. TMZ posted a poor quality video where […]

CraigsList “Free to Good Home” Target Practice Warning

craigslist warning target practice "free to a good home"

Have you seen this notice circulating Facebook or other social media websites? At first glance it seems official and certainly horrifying. Pets being picked up as “free to a good home” and then used as target practice? Say it ain’t so! While this world is big enough for all types and anything we can imagine, […]

Do Guinea Pigs Appear in Ice Age: Continental Drift?

If you’ve been to the movies this summer, you’ve probably seen the trailer for the next film in the series of Ice Age movies titled Ice Age: Continental Drift. What surprised me were a bunch of rodent-like critters that appear briefly in the trailer. Are these guinea pigs!? I was dying to know. Like so […]

The Biggest Loser’s Davina McCall Makes Decision Over Second Guinea Pig

Davina McCall guinea pig decision

Davina McCall, host of The Biggest Loser in the UK, has come under fire for announcing the purchase of a pet guinea pig to her Twitter followers. Some cavy enthusiasts claimed she was being “cruel” for making her new pet live a solitary life. The guinea pig, now named Harley, was for Davina’s youngest daughter, […]

Recently Launched Pets Add Life Video Becomes Instant Online Hit

First of five new ‘talking animals’ videos promoting multiple pet ownership reaches more than 200,000 views in first week. Greenwich, CT – Pets Add Life (PAL) is thrilled to share its viral video, ‘Pet Interviews: Guinea Pig.’ The video has reached thousands of views since its debut in May and is the first in a […]

Taking Great Photos of Your Guinea Pig – Tips From A Professional Photographer

guinea pig closeup

Guinea pigs make great models for photography. When they are startled or faced with a new situation, they tend to stay completely still until they are satisfied there is no danger. This gives you a chance to grab a lot of snapshots if you can be quick. You can even pose them with props (sometimes). […]

Guinea Pigs Steal the Show on “A Little Bit Country”

Corinne and her guinea pigs

If you haven’t caught the new Jenny Garth show, “A Little Bit Country,” you might want to check it out. The premise of the show, which airs on CMT Fridays at 9:00pm (PST), has the recently separated Garth leaving Hollywood to raise her children on a ranch in rural California. So why am I recommending […]

Beginner’s Care Instructions on Canadian Cavy Website

Canadian Cavy

Guinea pig care is the number one thing new guinea pig owners don’t know. In many parts of the world people have compiled tons of information on how to properly, and some not so properly, take care of guinea pigs. Early 2008 I was one of those new owners, missed informed and under educated in […]

Kids TV Creators Feature Guinea Pigs in “The Burrow Bunch”

As any parent with young kids will know the one conversation that constantly comes up morning, noon and night is ‘when can we get a pet?’ I have twin eight year old girls and after months of discussion, my friend Andrea showed me the most adorable two guinea pigs who were looking for a new […]

Saintfactory’s Guinea Pig YouTube Hits Inspired by School Children

“I think Jesus would agree with me that guinea gigs and LEGOs are awesome,” says Fr. Andrew Trapp of St. Michael’s Catholic Church located in South Carolina. The Diocese of Charleston Priest is the creator of “To the Guineamobile!” and “To the Guineacycle!,” the popular YouTube videos published under the name saintfactory. Together they have […]


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