Guinea Pigs make wonderful pets – they are friendly and companionable, don’t mind being handled, and can even be intelligent enough to be taught to come when they’re called!

However, its important to remember that these little creatures are entirely dependent on you for everything, and they are not an ‘easy-care’ option. They need a roomy cage, to be cleaned daily, specialised diet, gentle handling, and lots of love and attention.

On average guinea pigs live for around 4 to 8 years. If you are considering owning or adopting a guinea pig, please take a few moments to read the following information to ensure that you will be able to offer a caring, safe home for the whole of its life.

Please remember, there is no substitute for veterinary advice and care. Ring your vet if you have any problem with your pet’s health or behaviour