Join us for the 2014 Bay Area Pignic

Bay Area Pignic 2014 Small Animal Rescue Fundraiser

Mark your calendars! This year's Bay Area Pignic will be held on Saturday, September 13 at Linda Vista Park in Cupertino.

For those who haven't had an opportunity to attend one of these events, pignics are a gathering where guinea pigs and their families come together to socialize. Picture a picnic lunch in the park while your guineas snack beside you on the grass. Multiply that scenario by a few dozen and you have a pignic! If you're as fond of these creatures as I am, it is an event not to be missed.


Pig Sized Pillows

Abby-Roo pillows 

Some time ago I found a woodland creatures themed fleece pattern and sewed a couple of pillows for the pigs to use. Initially, the girls were duly unimpressed. "Is this edible? No. Well, then is it a cozy? Hmph, too small."


Happy 4th! Fireworks Safety Tips For Your Guinea Pigs

Fireworks safety tips for your guinea pigs

Abby-Roo says Happy Independence Day! While you're out enjoying the festivities, don't forget about your piggies. Like many other pets they have sensitive hearing and can easily be spooked by fireworks, car alarms, or other loud noises.


Inside My Guinea Pig First Aid Kit

A Look Inside My Guinea Pig First Aid Kit 

When it comes to the pigs' health I tend to be cautious and overprepared. I even have my vet on speed dial listed right after the piggy dad. Along those lines, I've made sure to keep a well-stocked supply of medical essentials readily available in case of an emergency.

Here's a look at our guinea pig health kit, separated into first aid essentials and grooming supplies.


Summer, Guinea Pig Style


For humans, the start of summer goes hand in hand with sunblock, celebratory cookouts, refreshing cool drinks, and breezy evenings spent outdoors.

For the pigs, summer means dodging baths, corn husks, watermelon rinds, and warm afternoons spent grazing on the lawn. They haven't had as many lawn mowing opportunities lately so they make quick work of the grass when given the chance. It only takes about half an hour for oddly shaped crop circles to appear in the turf.


Pig Happenings


First of all, I wanted to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has tweeted, texted, or left messages of support for Peaches. Your caring and compassion have made this emotional roller coaster more bearable. It's heartwarming to see how supportive the guinea pig community can be.


Ask Alice: Fleece, Flannel, or Felt for Guinea Pig Bedding?

Answering your guinea pig care questions.

Ask the Piggies
"Can I use flannel or felt instead of fleece as bedding for my guinea pig?"

I've gotten this question several times after writing the Guinea Pig 101: Fleece Bedding guide.

To many people, the fabrics seem interchangeable enough - after all, they are located near each other in fabric stores. But to put it simply, the answer is no. Here are the reasons why.