Guinea pig (Sparkles) sitting on a cushion

Using harnesses and leashes on a guinea pig can cause serious damage. Find out why these restraints must never be used on these pets.

Guinea pigs playing with safe toys

There are some items that are sold for guinea pigs which are unsuitable with some resulting in great distress to your pets. Find out the 7 things you should never buy for your guinea pig.

Two guinea pigs

Although tiny, parasites can cause great distress to your guinea pig and if they are not treated, mites can cause great pain and these nasty infestations can be fatal for your pet.

Guinea pig friends

Guinea pigs are very gentle pets and if they are well cared for and happy they won’t usually bite. However, there are occasions when they may gently nip or bite.

Guinea Pig Keeping Warm in a Fleece Blanket

Guinea pigs like similar temperatures to us, so imagine how cold your guinea pigs might feel on a chilly night. A microwaveable heatpad will give them some comfort and protection.

Guinea Pig (Brandy) having a chin rub

Most vets recommend vaccinations for pets because they can protect against nasty diseases and illnesses. But do guinea pigs need vaccinations?

A guinea pig having his nails clipped

Clipping a guinea pig’s nails is not an easy task and many owners find it too difficult. If you find yourself in this situation, read on to find out where you can get your guinea pig’s nails clipped.

Sunny - our abyssinian guinea pig

Flystrike, a painful and potentially fatal condition, occurs when flies lay eggs on your guinea pig which hatch into maggots. Medical attention is necessary as a matter of urgency. Find out more about what this is, how to avoid it and much more.

iceberg lettuce leaves

Iceberg lettuce is not poisonous to a guinea pig but the nutritional content is very low and the high water content can cause diarrhoea. However, guinea pigs love lettuce - here are some that you should be feeding to your pet.

Mr Jaffas snuggling in a cosy fleece blanket

Guinea pigs love to hide and they enjoy snuggling down somewhere that is dark and cosy as it makes them feel safe and relaxed so it's good for them to have some kind of bed. Which beds are best?

A middle aged Abyssinian Guinea Pig

Find out about the lifespan and life cycle of a guinea pig, how to help them live to a good old age and check out their approximate age in human years!