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Red Alert: Beat the Heat this Summer

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22 – 26 July 2019 We are formally issuing a red alert to the UKs guinea pigs (and rabbits) in light of the temperatures forecast for the coming week. Guinea pigs physiologically cannot sweat or pant. They do not have the ability to cool themselves down when they get too hot. They are exceptionally vulnerable […]

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Heatstroke: Prevention Is Better Than Cure!

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It has been brought to my attention, very sadly, that an RCVS trained veterinarian has stated on social media that guinea pigs self-regulate their body temperature so cope fine with temperature extremes and changes. I and many others refute this claim in the strongest terms. Guinea pigs do not pant to release body heat. Guinea […]

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Ready, Set…LAUNCH!

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LAUNCHED!! Many of you wanted to see these return…so after a little bit of reworking…tweaking…editing…and a test run of using them with my own 2 guineas…the “Cavy Record Folders” circa 2010 are now available for a one-off fee for unlimited download and printing!! Renamed “My Guinea Pig’s Record Folder”, these 2018 editions are more comprehensive, […]