• You can find lots of information on how to settle in, understand your new guinea pigs in our New Owners Guide Collection but please ask any questions you have in Wannabe and New Owners' section.

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  1. LothianCavies

    Boar help!

    Hello, we are new guinea pig owners. After thinking about getting cavies for years I saw someone in our village had babies that required urgent homes due to them moving. I did a bad thing - I acted on impulse and said we would take them. However, when they dropped them off they gave us three...
  2. oofitsnaomi

    Hay Feeder

    Hi:D I was just browsing around and I found a post of someone saying that their piggy died because it got caught in the hay rack? I just wanted to make sure mine was safe. It's this one All Living Things® Wooden Hay Feeder | small pet Feeders & Water Bottles | PetSmart Thanks!
  3. VeronicaRadd

    First Week With My Piggies!

    Just wanted to share an update on our new family members. They seem to be adjusting well! They both let me hold them and haven't bitten me yet. One is a little more shy than the other but I hope overtime she grows to feel safe around me! Today we went out and got them a bunch of fresh...
  4. yayoiharuko

    Am I Welcome Here As A Newbie?

    Since I was cut pretty hard in the last guinea pig forum that I joined, I feel the need to make sure I'm actually welcome here. Yes, I'm a newby. I'm not perfect. I don't know everything about guinea pigs. This doesn't mean I'm not trying and not doing research and learning more daily. I...
  5. S

    How Cold Is Too Cold?

    Hi all, I have two lovely female piggies who I acquired earlier this year. They live outdoors, in a two level hutch that has mesh over 3/4 of the front, and then a 'bedroom' area with wooden walls all the way around so it's a bit more enclosed. I've been bringing them indoors when the...
  6. VeganIzzy

    Guinea Pig Routines?

    This was also posted in another category but I received no replies so am searching for hope in this one! I am getting two Guinea Pigs tomorrow, they're boys and both are two and a half. They're from a friend who couldn't look after them any longer. I was reading upon routines and schedules, and...
  7. Cazzie Bliss

    Is My Fleece Wicked Yet ?

    Hello Piggie Lovers. I'm currently in the prep for switching over to fleece bedding as it really appeals to me. I've washed my fleece 3 times and I can't tell if it's been wicked or not. Last night tested a piece and it went right through. This morning tried again and it pools for a second...
  8. SKmum2016

    Which Hutch Would You Choose Out Of The Two

    Hi all, having doing research for the last 2 months on guinea pigs and rabbits we have finally decided to go for guinea pigs :-) I have looked through pages and pages of hutch setups on this forum and have finalised 2 hutches that I really like, as below Option 1: 5 ft home and roost rabbit...
  9. Moomin91

    Unhappy Piggy? Worried Newbie Owner Advice Needed

    Hi all proud newbie owner here that has been researching and reading countless forums on here already to prepare myself for the new arrivals but I really need some more advice and couldn't find any similar thread, I'm rather worried about one of our new Guinea pigs we brought 3 females home...
  10. shujuju

    Can Guinea Pigs Travel With Me Between Two Houses Often?

    so I used to own a guinea pig years ago and he was the sweetest little piggy, I loved him so much, but alas he lived at my moms house and I was not with him enough to take care of him and the burden was left on my mother. This lead to her giving away my piggy and I do miss him, but I have been...
  11. PeanutandGus

    Adopting More..

    So I'm in a bit of a dilemma at the moment.. I currently have two beautiful boys who I adore- they are 5 months old and live in the kitchen :nod: On my last few visits to pets at home for supplies for the piggies there have been two boys in the adoption section who are super cute. Now...
  12. DuckysDoll

    Prepping For New Guinea Pigs. (over Researching?)

    Hi there, I do not have piggy's yet but I have been researching the crap outta them before rescuing a pair. =) We had a set of boys many, many (14!) years ago. This was before we had internet and were able to read the vast amount of knowledge out there =) We went in thinking these little boys...
  13. M

    L Shaped Cage

    So, I have yet to get any guinea pigs, but from looking at this forum and reviewing cages on Pinterest I have decided that I would love to build a Perspex cage, now the slight dilemma I am having is on the dimensions of the cage, the original plan was to have 3 guinea pigs (2 sows and 1 neutered...
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