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.


Calendar Pigs Revy and Abby-Roo

Revy and Roo 

For the past few years our friend Mieke from the Undercover Guinea Pigs blog has designed a calendar, the proceeds of which are donated to support a guinea pig shelter. This year, readers voted for proceeds to benefit 't Kuufke Guinea Pig Shelter in the Netherlands.


Ask Alice: One Guinea Pig or Two?

Answering your guinea pig care questions.

Guinea pig friends Abby-Roo and Revy
"I would like your opinion on owning just one guinea pig. I have lots of time to spend with the little fella, but I don't know if I could afford to have two."
Hi Nikki,

For us humans, the saying goes that two's company but three's a crowd. When it comes to guinea pigs the adage changes - two's company but three's a herd. The short answer is: guinea pigs truly benefit from having a cage mate so I'd certainly encourage you to adopt two cavies instead of one if you can manage it!


Guinea Pig Wedding Cake Toppers

Guinea pig wedding cake toppers

It's official!

Last week, Mike and I tied the knot in an intimate outdoor ceremony on the shores of a mountainside alpine lake. The brilliant turquoise water glowed as the clouds rolled by overhead. We felt lucky to have gotten married in such a magnificent place.


Adopting Poof - An Abby with Attitude

Sleepy guinea pig Poof

Today officially marks four years since Poof scampered her way into our home and our hearts.

In 2010, we visited Bunny Bunch SPCR's Expo with the intention of learning more about rabbit care. At the time, we had four guineas already and were interested in adopting a rabbit (or two). While we did indeed learn quite a bit at Bunny Basics 101, we ended up falling in love with Poof's shy little face instead.


Guinea Pig Paw Prints Tutorial

Poof with guinea pig paw print keepsake

Forget baby hand prints... check out Poof's piggy paw prints!

As promised, here's our craft tutorial for making guinea pig paw print keepsakes. Instead of using a pre-made pet kit, this easy DIY project makes use of ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry.