Est-ce que tu parles français? Parli italiano? But can you speak Guinea Pig? If you are already the lucky owner of a guinea pig, you will know how much they love to chatter. But if you are a first-time piggy parent, you are probably still trying to figure out what all the different sounds mean. … Read more
You might be enjoying the long summer days here in the UK, but your cavy might not be as happy. Because guinea pigs don’t sweat, they are unable to moderate their temperature and are prone to overheating. Knowing how to keep guinea pigs cool when it gets hot is an essential part of being a responsible piggy parent
The first time you see your cavy explode into the air, making all sorts of wheeking and squeaking noises you might be taken by surprise. You might even worry that your guinea pig is having a seizure. Don’t fret, there is nothing to worry about, this is just your guinea pig popcorning. And when your cavy does this, you know that you, as a cavy parent are doing a great job. Because when your guinea pig popcorns she is literally jumping for joy.
We all know about human rights, right? But did you know your pet has rights too? Thanks to the Animal Welfare Act 2006, whether you own a dog, cat, guinea pig, rabbit or tortoise, you have a legal obligation to ensure your pet is being cared for properly. And failure to do so can result in prosecution. So how about the 5 animal welfare rights and your guinea pig? do you know what your cavies legal rights are and how to fulfil them?