Red or green bell peppers for guinea pigs?

Truffle, guinea pig, with red bell pepper

Bell peppers are a great vegetable to include in your guinea pig's diet – they are high in Vitamin C and low in calcium, which makes them a good choice especially for pigs who are prone to bladder stones. When given a choice between red or green th…

Pet Owners Want to Know What’s in Their Pet’s Food

Oxbow products with rabbit and guinea pig

Author John Miller Twenty years ago, a fraction of today’s thought went into the purchase of pet food.   Through no fault of consumers, the science, research and resources simply didn’t exist to offer much in the way of options.  Flash forward t…

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

guinea pig using sleepypod

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 […]

Guinea Pig Weight Charts

guinea pig weight gain record chart

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…

Chocolate Eclair from North Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue

Chocolate Eclair from North Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue

$413.23 raised so far!! WE REACHED OUR GOAL!UPDATE: We have an offer of a matching gift of $75! If you donate $75, your gift will go twice as far!Meet Chocolate Eclair fromNorth Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue!Five year old Chocolate Eclair (or Cl…

Kaytee Recalls Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Kaytee Hamster Food

Kaytee Pet Products is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The product affected by this recall is identified below and has the following “Best Before” dates: Material # UPC Code Size Product Name/Description Best Before Code(day-month-year) 100502315 71859 00001 6/5 lb. […]

Who Wins the Title of Best Biter: Guinea pigs, Rats, or Squirrels?

A guinea pig (top) and small capybara skull (bottom).

Who is the best biter in the rodent world? At the University of Liverpool, that’s exactly what Biologists wanted to know. To learn more about specific mechanism in different rodents’ chewing styles, the team from the Department of Musculo-skeletal Biology made a computer model of the anatomical features in rats, squirrels, and guinea pigs. The […]

Wild West themed wooden guinea pig houses and beach retreat

wild west theme guinea pig houses

Remember the wooden guinea pig houses and hay wagon in our earlier posts? We just found out that they are adding a new Wild West themed collection of cavy hideaways and wanted to share their pictures here. If westerns don't suit your taste, they al…

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Recall of Limited Number of Salads

Dole lettuce

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 756 cases of DOLE® Seven Lettuces salad with Use-by Date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and Product Codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B, due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with […]

Student Sues University to Keep Guinea Pig for Emotional Support

Kendra Velzen's Blanca

A Grand Valley State University student is filing a lawsuit against her school claiming they violated federal housing policy by not letting her keep guinea pig, Blanca, in campus housing. 28 year old Kendra Velzen, suffers from bouts of severe depression and a heart condition but found “emotional support” in her pet guinea pig. The […]

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