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Written by Web Master   
Tuesday, 19 June 2007

ImageWe are Dogwood, Shrew and Albi and this is our new website. This website is still being constructed, but will be completely online soon. If you register, you can create a profile for yourself, with pictures of your guinea pigs for everyone to see. I hope you enjoy this site. If you have any comments or questions, please use the contact form to get in touch.

We want to tell you what it is like being a guinea pig, what we like to eat and where we like to live. As well as this, we’ll give you loads of info about our health, looking after us and generally what’s important about keeping guinea pigs.

First of all, let’s introduce ourselves better. We live in Ringstead, UK together with two big dogs, two cats and two humans.

Most people call us guinea pigs, although officially we are known as cavies, but either name is OK. By the way, our scientific name is Cavia porcellus, which means pig-like cavy in Latin. Guinea pigs are rodents, which mean we share the same family as rabbits, rats, mice and gerbils.

Guinea pigs originally came from Peru in South America. It’s thought we got our name from the country of Guyana, where we were put onto ships bound for Europe by Spanish sailors. Sailors used to keep us as pets on boards ships, as we are easy to look after, friendly, and also (sadly) OK to eat if the ship ran into trouble.

Now guinea pigs are kept as pets all over the world, from the US to Australia. We make good pets, as we are friendly and easy to handle. We don’t dig up gardens like our friends the rabbits, although we will eat a lot of garden plants if you aren’t careful (in fact, we’ll eat almost anything!). So welcome to our website, and we'll tell you more…

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 October 2007 )
G-Force - the movie
Written by Richard   
Tuesday, 04 August 2009

We think guinea pigs are great, and we'd love it if you go to see the new movie, G-Force. But please remember that guinea pigs shouldn't be made to do the things in the movie - you could really hurt a guinea pig if you put clothes or equipment on them, or get them to do stunts.

So please look after your guinea pig, because we are not as tough as the computer generated version you see on the big screen. If you want to get a guinea pig after seeing the movie, please think about how you would look after them, where you would keep them and how many guinea pigs you should keep.


  • guinea pigs can live for up to seven years
  • guinea pigs need to be kep in same sex pairs
  • guinea pigs need constant cleaning out
  • guinea pigs need fresh fruit and vegetables, together with nice clean hay
  • guinea pigs are great pets, but need supervision and care
  • guinea pigs need a lot of space - pet shop cages are usually much too small
  • guinea pigs are not toys - they should be treated with respect and care
  • do not put clothes or equipment on them, or put them into balls or wheels - you will hurt them

If you have any questions, please contact us here at



Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 August 2009 )



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