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People are often unaware that a local shelter has guinea pigs, or that a cavy rescue is located nearby. In many parts of the country, hundreds of rescued guinea pigs need homes.

Adopt Aberforth and Albus at The Critter Connection in Durham, CT. Whitney Potsus is vice president of The Critter Connection guinea pig rescue in Durham, CT, which has taken in more than 800 animals in seven years. She also writes the group’s blog, Guinea Pig Connection. She got her first …

Giving a pet as a holiday gift can be the ultimate gift or the ultimate nightmare. Check out this information to help you decide whether or not it’s a good idea for your situation.

The best entertainment for your guinea pig is a friend as they are extremely social, herd animals who thrive in the company of other pigs. Find out more about guinea pig companionship.

Small mammals merit the same status in pet society as cats and dogs, and require just as much care, company and protection. Find facts about these small animals’ lives here.

Lyn Zantow Domesticated more than 500 years ago in South America, guinea pigs were first brought to Europe in the 1500s by the Spanish and later the Dutch, making their way into the homes of the wealthy as novelty pets. Today they’ve made their way into the hearts of adults …

ASPCA Responsibility involves providing proper housing, nutrition, grooming and veterinary care. Background Guinea pigs originally came from South America. They’re larger than hamsters, but smaller than rabbits. They generally live for five to seven years, and are very sociable animals. The various breeds of guinea pigs include Abyssinian, Abyssinian Satin, …

If you have adopted a guinea pig, check out this information on guinea pig housing, litter training, roommates, exercise, neutering and hazards.

A guinea pig’s health can deteriorate very quickly. By the time problems become apparent, illnesses may be life-threatening. Discover the warning signs of illness in guinea pigs here.

Blind in one eye, Calico Jack was given a pirate-inspired name. Calico Jack, then named Larry, was among 14 senior guinea pigs who found themselves homeless when their pet parent passed away. The Critter Corral in Steger, IL, took them in and set about finding them homes. One person who …