We’ve had guinea pigs now for over three years when we rehomed a pair of four-year-old long-haired beauty’s named Bubble and Squeak. I had never owned guinea pigs before then, never even held one, but the minute I held them, I fell in love with them and so did my daughters. We were thrown in the deep end, no time to research and given everything we needed for the next few days! Slowly, over the years, I’ve learnt a lot more about guinea pig welfare and how to keep them healthy and the fact that Bubble and Squeak both lived to be 8 is a testament to our care and love when you consider the average life-span of a guinea pig is 5-8 years. Sadly, in 2017, we lost Bubble and then Squeak. I still miss Squeak as she would love lying on my shoulders and licking my neck.
On this page, I will link to any articles I’ve written about my guinea pigs, or about looking after them and keeping them healthy and safe. Please remember I am not a vet or an expert and these are my own personal views on guinea pigs and I cannot be held liable. It is always best to do your own research and speak to the experts.