• 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

The Magic Zoo guinea pig jewelry
May
17

Orange County Cavy Haven Benefits from “The Magic Zoo” Jewelry Sales

An animal fanatic with a love of jewelry is doing great things for the guinea pig community. Merry Rosenfield of Clearwater, Florida has been creating animal inspired jewelry for her company, The Magic Zoo, since 1989. Her designs in sterling silver, 14k gold, pewter and enamel are inspired by both wild and domestic animals. She […]

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Rescuing Rocks
Feb
29

Clothing Line for Guinea Pig Lovers Supports Rescues

A new online shop has recently opened offering guinea pig lovers everywhere cute and fun piggy-inspired t-shirts and clothing. Choose from a huge selection of t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, shopping bags and much, much more. Many of the items also promote the ‘rescue’ message with £2.50 from every item in this range being donated to the […]

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Oxbow Tree Cover
Dec
22

Oxbow Builds Hay-based Holiday Tree

Each year in November, those at the Oxbow central offices in Murdock, Nebraska, discuss ideas for the company Christmas card. This year they agreed to do something decidedly different which customers and friends would enjoy and associate with Oxbow. Lucas Stock, Oxbow’s Marketing Communications Specialist, tells us, “Our Chief Operating Officer, Deb Buhro, came up […]

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handle guinea pigs
Dec
3

New Ebook Advises Parents to Adopt a Guinea Pig Instead of Buying

Philadelphia, PA — (SBWIRE) — 11/09/2011 — Most people assume only dogs and cats can be found in animal shelters. But according to Brankica Underwood, certain shelters also allow pet lovers to adopt a guinea pig. Underwood is the author of, “Teach Your Kids to Handle Guinea Pigs,” an ebook that shows parents how to […]

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hiding wires2
Nov
18

Guinea Pig Safe Interior Design

You went out of your way to design a home in good taste but that was before someone was around to actually taste it! Don’t worry. Piggy proofing doesn’t need to be ugly. We’re here to help you. Dropping cables behind the wall or snaking them under carpet might seem like obvious solutions, but this […]

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Flat Friends
Nov
15

Adopting Flat Friends Supports Small Animal Rescues

“Hello! I’m Flat Bonnie!” the adorable, cloth bunny says across many of her internet pages. Really, who can resist the cute face? Since March 2011, Yukari of Los Angeles, California, has been busy bringing to life Flat Bonnie and her friends. Yukari was inspired by a combination of small animal rescues and her own stuffed […]

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Health

Leonard Donato with bunny rabbit
Jun
3

Radnor Veterinary Hospital in Wayne, PA Offers Tips on Caring for Exotic Pets

Radnor Veterinary Hospital is educating pet owners by providing tips and information as it relates to caring for exotic pets such as birds, reptiles and pocket pets like rabbits and guinea pigs. Veterinary clinics treating dogs and cats seem to dot the U.S. landscape; however, not every vet clinic has the expertise and experience to […]

guinea pig getting a bath
Jun
1

Guinea Pig Grooming Salon opens in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Love guinea pigs but find you don’t have the time for dedicated grooming? One woman in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is hoping pet owners will want to give their guinea pigs the care offered to dogs and cats with a new salon that caters to guinea pigs. Jaina Brandstetter, owner of the newly opened This Little […]

Wash and Carter, guinea pig male pair
May
31

What to Consider When Making the Decision to Neuter Your Guinea Pigs

“Should I neuter my guinea pig?” This is a question that many new guinea pig owners ask. They may have a lonely male guinea pig, or two adolescent boars that are not getting along. Or, they may have found themselves with a male and a female, usually due to miss-sexing at the pet store. Often, […]

guinea pig weight gain record chart
May
1

Guinea Pig Weight Charts

Routinely weighing your guinea pig is a recommended part of guinea pig care. Since sudden weight loss and a decreased appetite are among the first noticeable symptoms of illness, regular weighing is good practice. Kitchen scales are the perfect size fo…

Image courtesy of Sandi's Soap Scents
Apr
6

Sandi’s Guinea Pig Shaped Soaps Charm Cavy Enthusiasts

A new line of premium handmade soaps has appeared in guinea pig shapes and is receiving a warm welcome from the online cavy community. Sandi DeBruyne of Michigan is the creative mind behind Sandi’s Soap Scents and she’s hoping the guinea pig shaped soaps have a similar appeal to animal lovers as her previous mouse […]

papua eating grass
Mar
7

Tips for Responsible Use and Disposal of Pet Medications

The same products that save lives can be harmful if used the wrong way or disposed of incorrectly. Expired and mixed medications end up in the environment where it can cause serious damage. As an animal lover, there are steps you can take to address proper use and disposal of medical products to make the […]

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