Recently Launched Pets Add Life Video Becomes Instant Online Hit

Pet Interviews - Guinea Pig

TranslationFirst 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 […]

Taking Great Photos of Your Guinea Pig – Tips From A Professional Photographer

guinea pig closeup

TranslationGuinea pigs make great models for photography. When they are startled or faced with a new situation, they tend to stay completely still until they are satisfied there is no danger. This gives you a chance to grab a lot of snapshots if you can be quick. You can even pose them with props (sometimes). […]

Sunshine and Guinea Pigs at the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic

Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic

TranslationLast Sunday, June 10th, was the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The guinea pigs in attendance had a beautiful day on the Town Hall Lawn, also called “The Bowl.” Tammy Raabe Rao of Cavymadness, who organized the event, gave Guinea Pig Today the inside scoop on what was going on. Tammy tells […]

Wilkins Automotive Makes Way for Pet Adopt-A-Thon

Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue's booth at the event featured Fleur and Caspian, a pair of pigs currently up for adoption, along with many other materials on proper guinea pig health and care.

TranslationWilkins Automotive in Glen Bernie, Maryland, open its doors today to the annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon which featured local animal rescues and pet services such as groomers and pet sitters. Representatives from Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue were on hand to inform the public about guinea pig welfare and promote adoption. The indoor/outdoor event had plenty of […]

Keep Guinea Pigs Cool and Comfortable in the Summer Heat

Malcolm on a chilled plate

TranslationWith summer approaching and the weather turning warmer, it’s time to think about keeping the piggies cool. Guinea pigs have a much higher normal body temperature than humans (right about 101°) and so, what to us might be a bearable temperature can be fatal to our pigs. Their environment should be kept at between 65° […]

Purina® Small Animals Awareness Month Celebrates Your Furry Friends

Purina Small Animals Awareness Month

TranslationST. LOUIS, Mo. (June 4, 2012) — To honor the small animals that make a big impact in a life of a family, Purina Mills, LLC is celebrating the first Small Animals Awareness Month throughout June. Small animal owners are invited to honor their special family members by sharing their favorite stories and photos via […]

The Humane Society’s Animal Care Expo Seeks Guinea Pig Representation

Humane Society's Animal Care Expo registration booth

TranslationThe Humane Society’s Animal Care Expo is the world’s largest animal sheltering conference and trade show. This year, the event was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas during May 21-24. Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue was offered a free scholarship to this event and we were lucky enough to be chosen […]

Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon Features Cavy House Guinea Pig Rescue

Maddies Matchmaker Adoptathon Logo

TranslationThe streets of San Francisco will be full of animals available for adoption this weekend. With children’s activities, pet products for sale, dog training demos and more, Maddie’s Matchmaker Adoptathon Street Fair will certainly be an event you won’t want to miss. The Adoptathon is the nation’s largest two-day adoption event and aims to raise […]

Revy Meets Abby-Roo: A Guinea Pig Socialization Story

guinea pig socialization, introductions

When we adopted Revy we had plans to socialize her with our other guinea pigs. None of our other cavies had started out living together either and getting them used to each other had been an admittedly difficult process. Peaches hated Truffle, Truffle …

Guinea Pigs Steal the Show on “A Little Bit Country”

Corinne and her guinea pigs

TranslationIf you haven’t caught the new Jenny Garth show, “A Little Bit Country,” you might want to check it out. The premise of the show, which airs on CMT Fridays at 9:00pm (PST), has the recently separated Garth leaving Hollywood to raise her children on a ranch in rural California. So why am I recommending […]


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