Category Archives: General

Foot Faults

Now the warmer weather is coming, us humans are getting our feet out of hibernation and into sandals. They may need a bit of attention to remove hard skin and moisturise them ready for summer. Guinea pig feet also need regular checks to ensure that they stay healthy…when did you last trim your guineas’ nails…

Rescue Remedy To The Rescue

Here is a lovely story from one of my “little customers” about a rescue sow who benefited from using Rescue Remedy… Imagine, a young sow, rehomed through no fault of her own, following the death of her friend. Not only is she sad at her loss, she’s scared; everything’s new and she doesn’t know where…

Being Observant…

…can save your guinea pig’s life. How often do you just stand and watch what your guineas are doing? Knowing your guineas well can sometimes mean the difference between life and death for them. When guineas get sick, they often go downhill very quickly They are prey animals and very good at hiding illness, so…

Weighty Issues

Do you know how much each of your guineas weighs? Would you notice if they were loosing weight? Guinea pigs are extremely good at hiding illness, and weight loss is often one of the first signs to look out for. By the time people notice that their guinea is getting thinner, it has often lost…

Happy Holidays?

When holiday time comes around and you are away enjoying yourselves, do spare a thought for your guineas. How much does your Pig Sitter actually know about guineas in general, and yours in particular? I went away last weekend and left Venus and Apollo with my very trusted and experienced Pig Sitter. Venus has had…