• 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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Fat Cavy: Tips For Your Guinea Pig’s Healthy Weight

Today, October 12, is the Fifth Annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Look at those chubby cheeks! Sure, we all like a guinea pig with a bit of “padding.” It’s what makes them so adorable. Plus with a drop in weight being the only way many of us can be aware of health problems, shouldn’t […]

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Get Gorgeous Guinea Pig Skin Care

In October of 2002, Chrissie Slade and Karen LeCras got together through the adoption of a guinea pig named Florence. Karen, who ran the Reading Guinea Pig Rescue serving Reading and Oxon, was looking to find an experienced home for Flo. Chrissie was new to the concept of guinea pig adoption. Through Flo’s adoption, the […]


“Weighing” the Chances for a Healthy Life

Evolution has taught guinea pigs (and many other animals) that hiding illness and injury is an important part of their survival.  As a cavy owner this puts you at a serious disadvantage when it comes to evaluating the health of your small friend.  No matter how observant you are when it comes to the living and eating habits […]

Jelly Belly, Peep

Love Needed, Lumps Happen

It was a sunny day in April and Becky Wilson of Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue was spending the afternoon working in her garden. The phone rang but she decided to finish what she was doing before returning the call. When her cell phone rang immediately after, she was concerned and went for the phone. On […]


Guinea Golden Years

As guinea pigs age they become very content with their routine and comfortable with each other and you. Seniors often mellow with time and are better behaved. Cavies live 5-8 years so for the sake of this article, we’ll consider a pig past the age of 5 will qualify for their “senior citizen card.” Sadly, […]


10 Things You Might Not Know About Guinea Pigs

Some guinea pig facts have been fairly commonly known for years – as an example, guinea pigs are not pigs and not from Guinea, or even New Guinea. I thought it might be interesting to share some facts about pigs that might not be so well known, maybe even among guinea pig owners. 1. Guinea pigs […]


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