guinea pigs articles
Why Guinea Pigs are called Guinea Pigs?
The animal's name carries connotations of it being a pig in many languages other than English; the German word for them is Meerschweinchen, literally "Little Sea Pigs"
Independent review exposes failings of animal tests
A new NHS report raises serious questions about the validity of animal experiments.
Peter Gurney, who died on July 2 2006 aged 68, was a campaigner for the rights and welfare of guinea pigs, and regularly brought the animals into the wards of Great Ormond Street Hospital, where the c
Pets in the Classroom
Author Andrea Mulder-Slater
Educators have used animals in the classroom for decades. From a goldfish filled aquarium to the hamster who roams the classroom floor in his roller ball, there is no doubt that critters are a great e
Small Rodents as Pets - A Comparison
Author Lianne McLeod
The group of small mammals comprised of hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, mice and rats are commonly found at pets stores, and favorites as family pets.
How to Find a Veterinarian
If there's a pet in your family--or in your future--you'll need to find a trustworthy veterinarian. Tackle this just as you would to find a doctor for any other loved one.
How to choose a pet
Author Michael Fletcher
There are a lot of things to consider before choosing a family pet. This article provides some basic questions to ask before you make that visit to the pet store or animal shelter.
Older Guinea Pigs - Considerations
Author Pet Website
Older pigs can sometimes get over-looked in favour of young guineas, either in their own household, or when a potential owner is choosing a new pet.
Most Valentines Cards Sent to a Guinea Pig
Author Guinness World Records
One rampant rodent turned Romeo when he broke out of his pen at Little Friends Farm in Wales, UK. Sooty the guinea pig's mission was to mate with as many females as possible…
Guinea Pigs and Rabbits, can they mix?
Author Dione Freeman
I know of many people who keep rabbits and guinea pigs in the same cage. If done properly, this can be okay, though it is not recommended.