Pigsitters and Traveling

Questions about traveling with guinea pigs is a fairly common topic, especially in the summer. I have taken my guinea pigs with me for trips to the Cape, which is about a two hour drive. I stayed at a cottage where guinea pigs were welcome.  Over the years, however, I have realized that I enjoyed having them […]

Feral Guinea Pigs, Rabbits Are Destroying Bermuda’s Ecosystem

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Irresponsible pet owners in Bermuda are destroying the delicate ecosystem. Scientists and conservationists have warned a growing number of feral rabbits and guinea pigs on the island are displacing local species and dramatically impacting the island’s bio diversity. Drew Pettit, director of Conservation Services, told the Bermuda Sun “More and more the Department of Conservation […]

Sleepypod Announces Winner of “Small Pets Can Travel, Too!” Giveaway

Sleepypod Mini Brick

Congratulations to Monica E. as the recipient of one Critter Kit and one Sleepypod Mini mobile pet bed in their choice of color! Wondering what this is all about? There has been an interesting story going on behind the scenes. Back in April of 2012, volunteers from Orange County Cavy Haven attended their local Pet […]

Sleepypod® Announces Limited Edition Critter Kit Accessory for its Award-winning Sleepypod Mini Mobile Pet Bed

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Turns Sleepypod Mini for Dogs and Cats into Small Critter Carrier for Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Chinchillas & Hedgehogs Sleepypod, a Pasadena-based company recognized for redefining pet products, today announces that it will sell on its company web site a Limited Edition Critter Kit for its award-winning Sleepypod Mini mobile pet bed. The Critter Kit […]

Luxury Pet Resort at Disney Unimpressive for Guinea Pigs

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While recently visiting Florida, I decided to drop by the new luxury pet resort built last year. I imagined my guinea pigs spending their days with perfect manicures popcorning through fresh salads while I spent the day at the amusement park. It is Disney so add some magic sound effects and fairy dust to that […]

Finding Qualified Guinea Pig Sitters


How do you find care for the guinea pigs when it’s time to travel? Finding pet care for your dog or cat is as easy as turning on a light. However, for guinea pig owners (or exotic pets in general) unless it’s family or close friends, a week-long [cruise] vacation can seem impossible. This was […]

Carriers – child safety seat for guinea pigs

Is your cavy a road warrior or a homebody?  Some don’t mind travel – mine would prefer never to leave the comforts of home.  Either way, no matter how often they travel you’ll need an appropriate carrier to transport them in whether it’s a regular trip to the vet or a family vacation.  Choosing the […]

The Road to Guinea Pig Safety


Recent surveys show that most pet owners consider their pet as part of the family. Along with this trend, cavies are traveling more with their owners than ever before. Before your vehicle leaves the driveway, here are a few tips that will make the trip safe for both you and your guinea pigs. Whether you […]


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