California’s Giant Guinea Pigs and the Cuys Criollos Mejorados

Titan, the second largest Cuy discovered in California

In 2010, small animal rescues in Southern California began receiving phone calls from animal shelters reporting extra large, “wild” guinea pigs. Many of the shelters did not normally contact rescues; yet the guinea pigs were so difficult to handle that shelters deemed them unadoptable. Rescues were puzzled at first, until a San Diego veterinarian posted […]

Guinea Pig Adopters/Fosters Needed at MSPCA at Nevins Farm, Boston Area

Mr.Barky and Patches from the MSPCA at Nevins Farm

Note from the Editor: This time of year has guinea pig rescues and shelters across the country overflowing with guinea pigs looking for new homes so please, if you don’t live in the Boston area, check your local shelter or rescue and give a guinea pig pair a loving home or volunteer for fostering to […]

Storm Season Safety Tips for Guinea Pigs

Storm clouds over the Washington DC area

Last week we had Tornado Warnings in the area and it left me wondering what I should do about my guinea pigs to prepare for the worst. Many of us have heard the story of Weaver family and the tornado that devastated Alabama in April of 2011. Unfortunately they lost many small animals in that […]

Melissa J. Taylor Publishes Guinea Pigs’ Storybook Series

Melissa J. Taylor, guinea pig book author

With social media being such a prevalent source of information, it’s easy to miss something newsworthy or, in this case, a newsworthy person, if they don’t have a social media presence. So I decided to introduce Melissa J. Taylor to Guinea Pig Today readers. Admittedly “old-fashioned” and preferring to use websites, Melissa doesn’t have a […]

Oxbow’s June Exotic Companion Mammal Symposium

guinea pig with critical care

Oxbow Animal Health held its summer Exotic Companion Mammal Symposium last Sunday, June 24th at the Homestead Animal Hospital in Centennial, Colorado. Attendees received seven continuing education credits and sat in on lectures from Drs. Jerry Labonde DVM, DABVP/ECM and Micah Kohles DVM/MPA. The educational event, held a couple times each year, focuses on exotic […]

The Biggest Loser’s Davina McCall Makes Decision Over Second Guinea Pig

Davina McCall guinea pig decision

Davina McCall, host of The Biggest Loser in the UK, has come under fire for announcing the purchase of a pet guinea pig to her Twitter followers. Some cavy enthusiasts claimed she was being “cruel” for making her new pet live a solitary life. The guinea pig, now named Harley, was for Davina’s youngest daughter, […]

Summertime is Pignic Time for Orange County Cavy Haven!

Souther California Pignic

Summertime is Pignic time! I was so excited to see photos of the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic show up on my Facebook feed a couple days ago. Believe it or not, even though I’ve been in the guinea pig world for five years now, I had never heard the word “pignic” until last year. […]

Surprises in Your Guinea Pigs’ Hay Unlikely but Possible

Isabel guinea pig

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 […]

A Thank You to Fosters Everywhere

guinea pig foster home

The day starts out like any other weekday for Joann, one of the fosters for Cavy Haven. She sits down with her cup of coffee to check her email before she has to get her kids ready for school. That’s when she realizes this is not going to be a typical day as she opens […]

Recently Launched Pets Add Life Video Becomes Instant Online Hit

Pet Interviews - Guinea Pig

First of five new ‘talking animals’ videos promoting multiple pet ownership reaches more than 200,000 views in first week. Greenwich, CT – Pets Add Life (PAL) is thrilled to share its viral video, ‘Pet Interviews: Guinea Pig.’ The video has reached thousands of views since its debut in May and is the first in a […]

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