Guinea Pigs

sheltie guinea pig

Sheltie Guinea Pigs | Diet | Size | Breeding | Housing | Care Guide

The Sheltie Guinea Pig is best-known for its coat, which is long and luxurious. In fact, Sheltie Guinea Pigs are also known as ‘Silkies,’ in reference to this striking feature. The fur of the Sheltie Guinea Pig is downright plush to the touch.  It is no wonder then, that so many have sought to make…

himalayan guinea pig

Himalayan Guinea Pig: Diet | Size | Breeding | Housing | Care Guide

Himalayan Guinea Pigs are an albino guinea pig variety. The fuzzy little creature is born with red eyes, and fur that is uniformly white. As they age, Himalayan Guinea Pigs develop dark coloring around their eyes, on their paws, and on their noses. These are called points. This is similar to what Siamese cats experience. …

Teddy Guinea Pig Care Guide | Diet | Size | Breeding | Housing 1

Teddy Guinea Pig Care Guide | Diet | Size | Breeding | Housing

The Teddy Guinea pig gets its name from its rather adorable and very distinctive look. With round ears, a rough, thick coat of fur, and a wide, upturned nose, the Teddy Guinea Pig looks like a little teddy bear. This is a big part of the little guy’s charm.  To match its looks, the average…

guinea pig with a flower

Scared Guinea Pig Behavior: Signs That Your Guinea Pig Is Scared

Guinea Pigs don’t communicate the same way that we humans do, but it’s still important to do your best to understand them, especially if they’re trying to convey negative emotions. One such emotion that you should look out for is fear. Today we explore scared guinea pig behavior and ways to overcome the problem. How…

things to know before buying a guinea pig

7 Things You Should Know Before Buying A Guinea Pig

  Guinea pigs are highly sociable creatures. This means that, as pets, they can be quite friendly. Guinea pigs also like to be around others of their own kind, ideally. The docile little guys spend most of their day feeding, grooming, or going to explore. With companions, they will also cuddle and play. Guinea pigs…

newspaper bedding

Can I Use Newspaper For Guinea Pig Bedding? Is it Safe To Use?

Because paper bedding is so often used for guinea pigs, it makes sense to wonder if newspaper might work, too. After all, what is the difference? We are often asked Can I use newspaper for guinea pig bedding? The simple answer is no. Newspaper contains high levels of ink which when wet can release into…

two guinea pigs

How To Get Your Guinea Pig To Love You: 7 Easy Steps

We all love our little critters – that’s why we take care of them, after all. But unfortunately, not all guinea pigs are affectionate towards their owners. In this article, we discuss how to get your guinea pig to love you. How to get your guinea pig to love you: You can get your guinea…

guinea pig and child

How Do You Know if A Guinea Pig is Happy? 5 Tell-Tail Signs

Despite their small size, guinea pigs can be complex creatures. This is because they are extremely sociable. Even in the wild, guinea pigs travel in herds. Guinea pigs are also largely docile. Aside from a few disputes on the part of males over females, guinea pigs tend to get along swimmingly. But how can you tell…

cute guinea pig

What Is Popcorning In Guinea Pigs? Reasons Why They Do it.

Before you rush out and buy bags of popcorn for your guinea pig, let’s be clear and say that popcorning has absolutely nothing to do with the tasty snack! Rather, it is a descriptive word used in relation to a movement that you might see your guinea pig make.  Popcorning is a maneuver guinea pigs…

brown and black guinea pig

Guinea Pig Boredom Busters: Stop the boredom!

The Guinea Pig is a docile creature with a lot of personalities. However, they can get bored very easily. We’ll explore some Guinea Pig Boredom Busters for you to implement to keep your little guy/s from becoming bored. Along with its fuzzy, cute appearance and sociable nature, it’s no wonder that the Guinea Pig has…

cute guinea pig

Why Guinea Pigs Shake: Is this normal behavior​?

You enter the room and head straight to your guinea pig with a smile on your face, “Hi chubby cheeks! How are you doing?” But instead of responding like it usually does, you notice something else about your beloved furball. It seems to be shivering, something that it has never done before. A shaking guinea…

child playing with a guinea pig

What Noise Do Guinea Pigs Make When They Are Sick?

Guinea pigs are renowned for being vocal and making a wide range of noises in order to communicate with each other and with us. For example, guinea pigs purr when they are content, wheek when they are hungry, and rumble when in the mood for love. All noises that we are happy to hear our…