1.27.2015

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!

1.15.2015

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.

12.30.2014

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.

12.20.2014

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.

12.08.2014

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.

12.01.2014

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.

11.12.2014

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."
-Nikki
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!