Monthly Archives: January 2014

Best Shopping Sites For Guinea Pigs Revealed!

Here we compiled a great list of shopping sites that sell everything that your guinea pig needs. Be sure to check these out!

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Cavy Couture (UK) — fun fabric gifts for cavies and other small animals

The Guinea Pig Store – a Canadian store that features many assorted items for your guinea pigs!

Canadian Comforts – based in Alberta, this store offers high-quality guinea pig items at an affordable price.

Cavyshops — A Cafe Press store with a wide assortment.

Cassandra’s Cuddle-Wee Things – cuddly things for your littlest friends.

Montreal Critters — a Canadian shop for all pets cute and fluffy!

Piggy Bedspreads— washable fleece bedding and sheets for your C&C cage

Sweet Meadow Farm — Certified Organic Eastern Timothy and other hays, and feed

The Winking Cavy Store — the original UK online shop for guinea pigs.

Let Sleeping Pigs Lie – specially made for your guinea pig!

Guinea Pig Nation – guinea pig t-shirts in all different designs!

This Little Piggie Marketplace – pro-rescue shop created by and for guinea pig lovers.

The Cozy Cavy – a place where the pampered guinea pigs likes to shop. You can purchase quality, custom handmade beds sewn with love!

Guinea Pig Supply – a great selection of guinea pig supplies!

Spiffy Pigs (Etsy) – for the spiffy pig in your life!

CandECosies (Etsy) – handmade accessories for guinea pigs!

Squeakdreams (Etsy) – cute accessories designed with cavies in mind.

Piggiepopshop (Etsy) – handmade small pet furniture for guinea pigs and more!

Pigpigpigs Online Store – handmade small pet items for your pampered furries.

Creations Lise (Etsy) – specially designed pet accessories.

Fuzzigles (Etsy) – pint-sized furry stuffed animal friends.

Casamuig (Etsy) – cozy items for guinea pigs.

Peewees Piggy Palace (Etsy) – all items that are handmade with love.

Wheek Boutique (Etsy) – handmade comfy items for your guinea pigs! All proceeds benefit the Orange County Cavy Heaven

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Cavy Madness

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Cavy madness is a great website that has a guinea pig care guide along with a gift shop that features cavy cozies, calendars, books, bookmarks, notecards, bumper stickers, iPhone and iPhone cases, and much much more!

You can visit their gift shop here and their Society 6 store over here.

 

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Toys For Guinea Pigs

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In order to keep your guinea pigs occupied and entertained, be sure to let them out in a designated area for daily floor time and lap time – they’ll love this more than anything! A few must-haves for guinea pigs are a few hideys, tunnels and maybe a fleece forest or ping pong ball, so read on for even more toy ideas. One of the most important things is having another guinea pig of the same sex. Guinea pig are herd animals so they like to be with another guinea pig.

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Plushies, Mirrors, Tunnels & Hideouts

Guinea pig also enjoy plushies to lay on or to cuddle with but if they chew on the toy a lot the stuffing can be bad for them. Some guinea pigs also enjoy bird toys like mirrors. Tunnels are also good because guinea pig love to run through them. Hideouts are another very important thing to have for your guinea pig to hide in and rest in to ensure they feel safe. You can buy Pigloos (Superpet) or just make them one from a cardboard box.

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Cozies

Guinea pigs love having cuddle sacks or cozy cups to lay in. They are great because you can make your own for your guinea pigs, Check out our Cool DIY Guinea pig Projects page to learn how. Here are a few good places to buy cuddle sacks or cozy cups them as well; The Guinea pig market and Piggy bed spreads are two that I would recommend.  You can also get your guinea pigs chew toys if they love to chew but make sure that they are not brightly colored because they might have dyes in them which might be a potential hazard to your guinea pigs.

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How To Draw Guinea Pigs

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Today we’ll be posting about how to draw guinea pigs tutorials!

Something that I thought was pretty cool was this animation on Drawing Now that shows you step-by-step how to draw a realistic looking guinea pig shown below.

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Another great tutorial is one from DragoArt, a popular site featuring free online drawing tutorials for kids and adults. They even have a free app you can download for Android and iOS.

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This drawing above is from the book, Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs by Lee Hammond. It is a very helpful art instruction book that offers many examples of how to draw different pets and helpful hints and tips to make your drawings look more realistic.

Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs by Lee Hammond

Here’s another creative idea – you can create guinea pigs just by using thumbprints as shown below. The site can be found here.

Via Fany001 on DeviantArt

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National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Today is National Dress Up Your Pet day and here are some cute pictures that we think you will enjoy (including guinea pigs of course!). Be sure to check out their official website as well!

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You can also check out this Pinterest board for more cute pictures, enjoy!

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Creative Guinea Pig Cage Ideas

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Cage Ideas For Piggies

Guinea pigs need a fairly big area for them to roam around in. There are infinite ways in which to decorate to your pig’s cage but here are some ideas you may want to use when designing a fun habitat for your guinea pigs. 

One really easy way to jazz up your pig’s cage is to change up their fleece bedding. You can buy fleece bedding in many different designs and you can easily mix and match them. If you are unsure about using fleece bedding you can read this article on The Guinea Pig Market’s page.

If you aren’t a fan of the C&C Cages then another alternative would be to create a homemade cavy cage. If you visit the Guinea Pig Compendium, they show you step by step how their guinea pig cage design changed over time and what materials they used.

The Guinea Pig “Condo” from the Guinea Pig Compendium.

You can also check out Kathy’s Kritters, a website that features pet stores, a photo gallery, and an online store. They offer great instructions and photos of how they built it and even shelves they built to use for storage from leftover grids!

Guinea Pig Lynx has a very helpful article on housing for guinea pigs as well as a guide for choosing the right grid.

Below is a great list compiled by Cavy Madness that links to sites with ideas for creative guinea pig cages.

combinations Dale’s main, boy’s dorm and girl’s condo
Seagull’s creative combinations
cubes / grids Kelly’s cage pages
Seagull’s condo
wood, Plexiglas Mary’s piggy palace
OinkerNet’s condo, complete with running track
wading/kiddie pools Seagull’s exercise pen
theme cages
(for cube/grid cages)
Visit kathy’s theme cages for lots of decorating ideas and tips!habitats - theme cages

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The Cozy Cavy

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An excerpt from their website:

The Cozy Cavy is a place where the pampered guinea pig likes to shop. At The Cozy Cavy you will purchase quality, custom handmade beds sewn with love. All of our items are easy to care for, machine washable and dryer safe. We are a home based business that is dedicated to keeping your piggies cozy, happy and safe. The Cozy Cavy takes pride in the fact that we are not a “shopping cart service”, but instead offer one on one service to help you provide the best beds and products for your individual guinea pig’s needs. With over 250 different fabric selections and various styles of beds, houses and pads to choose from, you can be certain to find exactly what you are looking for. Thank you for visiting The Cozy Cavy and I look forward to making your piggies’ new beds.

I highly recommend The Cozy Cavy, they have a great variety of things for your guinea pigs along with a huge selection of fabrics to choose from, all at reasonable prices. You can visit them here.

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