Ask Alice: Is It Too Late To Get A Second Guinea Pig?

Answering your guinea pig care questions.

Bonded guinea pig friends Revy and Abby-Roo
"I was given my Lola back in October and I absolutely love her. I was told she is about 4 years old. 
Can I bring in another baby/young guinea pig to keep her company?"
Hi Tennille,

It's never too late to introduce a single pig to a new friend. In fact, many older pigs respond more positively to a younger companion - with their smaller size, an established pig is less likely to view the newcomer as competition or as a potential threat to their social standing. Of course, that's not to say that pigs of similar age or size won't get along. Like people, bonding depends more on the individual pigs and their personalities. You never know who may hit it off.


CaliCavy On Instagram


Yes, I've finally gotten on the bandwagon... what can I say, it's been a crazy year!

You won't find any selfies here - just photos of the Cali Cavy guinea pigs in all their furry glory. Disclaimer: the occasional outdoor adventure, dessert, and other cute critter may also make its way on there. You've been warned.


Guinea Pig Plushie Herd

Poof and guinea pig plushies

Over the years, I've amassed quite a collection of plush guinea pigs. A birthday gift here, a holiday present there... before I knew it, I had an entire herd hanging out by the bookshelf. I've been meaning to take a photo of them for the longest time so here it is!


Blueberry Antics

Poof and Truffle 

It's no secret that the Cali Cavy girls looove their blueberries. And when I say love, I mean they'll even freely climb over each other to get to the prize.


Top 10 Guinea Pig Articles of 2014

Can you believe 2015 is only hours away? I know I'm not quite ready yet - there are pig toenails to be trimmed, cages to be cleaned, and one last adventure to be embarked upon. We'll be closing out 2014 by snowshoeing around snowcapped volcanoes while the girls remain snug and cozy at home.

Whether you're a new visitor or a longtime reader, here's a look back at some of your favorite guinea pig articles from the past year.

A Glass or Plastic Water Bottle for Your Guinea Pig?
8 reasons why your pig should be drinking from a glass water bottle.


A Guinea Pig Christmas

Feliz Navidad! Wishing you a happy, food-filled holiday season from all of us here at Cali Cavy.

The girls have been busy spreading holiday cheer (and piggy beans) from their festively decorated cage. Poinsettia fleece, embroidered stockings, themed cozies, a fleece sleigh, lights, and tinsel garlands - the whole shebang.


DIY Guinea Pig Toy: Box of Hay

If you're anything like me, you have several cardboard boxes at any given time lying around the house, thanks to your latest Amazon or other online purchase. (Blame Black Friday.)

Why keep them instead of tossing them in the recycling bin right away? For guinea pig entertainment purposes, of course! A box, sheets of newspaper, and fresh hay are all it takes to turn those empties into an easy, inexpensive source of piggy fun.