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How long do Guinea pigs live for?

Guinea pigs, or cavies as they are also known, originated in the Andes in South America. They were introduced into Europe in the 16th century where they became popular as pets because they are generally docile, affectionate and relatively easy to care for.They have a long lifespan compared to some small animals, living for 4-8 […]

5 cutest guinea pig names for a male

Its the time you have all been waiting for…..And here are the top 5 cutest male guinea pig names Generally when it comes to naming male guinea pigs people tend to go for the silly ironic route­ calling a tiny rodent “Tank” or “Godzilla” can often be amusing. Therefore when choosing our 5 cutest guinea […]

5 cutest guinea pig names for a female

Here’s the Pet Hutch Shop top 5 cutest names for a female guinea pig Guinea pigs are very cute creatures. Therefore most people want to give their guinea pig a cute name to go with it. If you have a female guinea pig you tend to want to go with sweet names that reflect their […]

Why does my guinea pig’s poop smell like hell?

Hygiene horror -Why does my guinea pig’s poop smell like hell Cleaning out the poop of your pet is rarely pleasant. However there may be times when the smell is really, really unpleasant. Knowing why does my guinea pig’s poop smell like hell? can help prevent the stench from recurring in future. If it smells […]

Can two female guinea pigs live together?

Sharing the love – Can two female guinea pigs live together? The question Can two female guinea pigs live together is simple on the surface but there are a few underlying issues that make it a bit more complicated than may first appear. Guinea pigs are social animals­ in the wild it is not unusual […]

Why are my guinea pig’s back legs not working?

Several people have asked “why are my guinea pig’s back legs not working” It can be worrying when your guinea pig seems ill. It is important to check to make sure it is not the sign of a more serious medical problem. One concerning question a guinea pig owner may have is why are my […]

Which guinea pigs don’t move very much?

Don’t worry if your guinea pigs don’t move very much Some people may be excited to get a guinea pig, only to find it doesn’t do much. However others may be more sociable and some may even move and jump about. Therefore it is worth asking Which guinea pigs don’t move very much? One potential […]

Are there countries that eat guinea pig?

Cultural delicacies. Some countries do eat guinea pig It is interesting how different countries view animals­. While some animals may be revered others may be considered staple parts of the diet. Ultimately the only real difference is the culture. Therefore it is interesting to find out are there countries that eat guinea pig? South American […]

Can you put your guinea pig in water?

bath time, take care when putting your guinea pig in water As with any pet you need to keep your guinea pig clean. However it is important to be very careful­ they can be very anxious before entering the water so you have to bathe in a very specific way to reduce their anxiety and […]

Best fancy dress costumes for guinea pigs

Here’s our guide to the best guinea pig fancy dress costumes Guinea pigs are cute. Alongside hamsters they are probably the cutest pets you can get. However when you combine guinea pigs with fancy dress you get maximum levels of cuteness. With this in mind we have picked out our top 10 Best fancy dress […]