• 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

Cavy Comic Main
Nov
12

Guinea Pigs Delight in Cavy Comic

The Cavy Comic series, created and published by KJ, also writing under the pen name Karine Jans, is a collection of humorous stories following the adventures of feisty guinea pigs. Belgium born KJ speaks Dutch although the comics appear in English. The series began in 2004 when members of an online cavy forum and fans […]

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guinea pig over white 2
Nov
11

The Archetype, Guinea Pig Over White

Chances are, if you love guinea pigs, you’ve seen this cavy around. We’re convinced he might not even exist. In fact, he’s a stock image and probably the most popular one out there. So much so that stock image companies no longer have his image in their index leaving his origins that much more mysterious. […]

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GPcover
Nov
6

Pet Pals Launch With Guinea Pigs

Will guinea pigs be the holiday craze this year? Vivid Arts, a supplier of garden and leisure products in the UK and Ireland, thinks so. HoritcultureWeek mentions on their website, “Boxed resin guinea pigs could become the Christmas gift craze. Wirral-based Vivid Arts aim to follow the recent fads of Meerkats and Zhu Zhu Pets […]

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Sep
17

When Guinea Pigs Fly

If you expected Lesley DeSantis of Burlington, Massachusetts to settle into the corporate world after she left college, you’ll discover her response to be, “When Guinea Pigs Fly!”. Her Etsy shop supplies her customers with “guinea pig art, cute animal art and guinea pig ACEOs.” She knows her guinea pig loving customers simply adore items […]

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Sep
7

CareFresh Bedding Makes a Fashion Statement

The Lifetime reality show, Project Runway, has always turned heads for it’s outrageous designs. Now in it’s ninth season, you might think you’ve seen everything from the twenty contestants who give it their all in the hopes of surviving one more week on the show. In each episode, new challenges are presented to the fashion […]

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FlatBonnie
Sep
5

Custom Guinea Pig Toys Can Look Just Like Your Pet

Maybe your guinea pig is a perfect darling just the way she is but you wish she enjoyed cuddling just a bit more. Did you ever wish you had a plush replica of your guinea pig that you could hug to your heart’s content? Did you ever wish you had a toy that you could […]

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Health

papua pond
Feb
23

Nevermore: The Dangers Awaiting Guinea Pigs Outside

I knew the warning well because I often spoke it to others. Do not leave your guinea pigs unattended when outside of their usual habitat. However, it was bound to happen. I was usually good about following my own advice but I was about to let that one slack and learn a hard lesson. Part […]

papua in the hay
Jan
25

Guinea Pig Chew Toys, No Substitute for Grass Hay

A guinea pig’s teeth grow continuously and it’s important that your pet’s teeth be ground naturally during the course of their lifetime. What is the best way to promote good dental health? It might be surprising to discover chew toys or chew treats are not the best way to maintain the proper grinding your pet […]

Jan
11

Grooming Long Haired Guinea Pigs With Gorgeous Guineas Posh ‘N’ Go

Monthly Posh’N’Go Pamper You will need: Newspaper Hairdressing scissors and possibly some smaller scissors for trimming the trouser area Micro fibre towel or thick towel Hand towel Timer Shampoo, for longhairs we recommend Gorgeous Guineas Posh’N’Go (Posh’N’Go is beneficial for all longhair types, it rejuvenates ‘old looking’ hair, gives body yet calms flyaway hair at the […]

twin rex
Jan
10

Dealing with Calcium Issues in Guinea Pigs

As many among us, I have had calcium issues in piggies and it was a long sad road till we discovered what to do about it. I will tell you the story and the resulting solution, which can help many more pigs with similar problems. One of my piggies died because her heart was getting […]

snuggled
Jan
5

A Guinea Pig’s Normal Body Temperature

Fellow cavies, does your human like to spend extra time cuddling you on chilly days? Well, this is because us guinea pigs operate at a higher normal body temperature than humans do!Read more »

Brocolli takes Vitamin C
Dec
31

Can Guinea Pigs Learn?

Back when I first got Buffy, our Texel guinea pig, she didn’t seem to know what’s good to eat. Eating hay seemed to come naturally to her, but other vegetables she just wasn’t sure what to make of. I would put pieces of carrots in front of her, and she just seemed confused. “What is […]

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