• 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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Getting Ready for Halloween with some Cute New Artwork

If anyone reading this follows me on Facebook or has been a return visitor to the When Guinea Pigs Fly shop, you’ll probably have noticed that it’s been awhile since new artwork has gone up. Far too long, actually.

I could go into details about the excuses why I haven’t been drawing, but you’d probably be […]

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Guinea Pig Wheelchairs Assist Pets With Limited Mobility

People aren’t the only ones that sometimes need a bit of help getting around. Just like humans, guinea pigs can be born with complications that can make their limbs unable to function properly. Injury, old age, and infection can also cause a cavy to need long term assistance or temporary relief. Lori Holbein and Chad […]


Keep Guinea Pigs Safe from Toxic Holiday Plants

The holidays are a great time to transform the look of your home with some holiday plants, but do you know which ones can cause problems for your guinea pigs? Health problems can range from mild to severe, even death so it’s best to educate yourself in advance and plan accordingly for a safe and […]


PetSmart Guinea Pig Carries Ringworm to Family

The Gross family of Kitchener, Ontario, were so excited to bring home their new pet guinea pig in mid-October. Molly, the name given to their new pet, was rarely out of the hands of their three children Matthew, 8, Jonathan, 5, and Caitlyn, 2. The next day, Leann Gross, noticed a patch of missing hair […]


Top Ten Tips for a Healthy Guinea Pig

I’ve owned guinea pigs for over 20 years. I am knowledgeable in some areas (what to feed, diagnose a possible URI or UTI) but completely void in other issues (anything specific to boars, bloat, elongated roots). It seems that each of my pigs try to teach me about some new illness I haven’t seen before (I […]


X-rays of a healthy guinea pig

BelkaSometimes, extra diagnostic tests are necessary to rule out potential factors that may be ailing your guinea pig. X-rays are commonly used when the cause of your cavy’s discomfort is not obviously apparent or easily spotted. A set of x-rays c…


One special Vet Tech

October 9-15 is National Veterinary Technician Week according to the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. It is a week set aside to recognize the contributions made by vet techs as well as veterinarians, assistants and practice managers. It also provides the public with a chance to learn what vet techs do on a […]


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