8.31.2014

Guinea Pig Paw Prints Preview - Abby-Roo

Guinea pig Abby-Roo's paw prints 

Clay paw prints. I've seen premade kits sold for for babies, dogs, and even the occasional feline - but never for guinea pigs. So I figured I'd try making them myself.

After experimenting with a few DIY mixes I finally got a good set of imprints. Abby-Roo's came out particularly well. Even though she's no longer the smallest in the herd she still has the daintiest little piggy feet!

Anyone interested in a craft tutorial on how to make your own guinea pig paw print keepsakes?

8.14.2014

Got Apples?

Guinea pigs Belka and Poof love to eat apple

Thanks to the drought, the few apples we managed to grow this year were much smaller and more tart than usual. Not that the girls minded. The golf ball sized fruits happened to be just the right size for cavy consumption.

7.31.2014

Farewell, Beloved Peaches

Happy Peaches

It is with a heavy heart that I write to share that Peaches has crossed over to Rainbow Bridge. Our feisty, stubborn little pig bravely fought malocclusion for over three months.

From an early age she made clear her love of food - especially romaine. There was a period of several weeks where baby Peaches wouldn't quit wheeking until she was given her favorite veggies. Not green lettuce, red lettuce, Boston lettuce, or any other type of greens. It had to be romaine or the wheeking wouldn't stop. Thankfully her enthusiasm soon expanded to include other foods.

7.21.2014

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.

7.08.2014

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."

7.04.2014

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.

6.07.2014

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.