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Announcement: Guinea Pig Supplies—What You Need to Get Started

So you’ve just brought home your first pet guinea pig. Perhaps it’s just now dawning on you that you don’t really know what you’re going to need in terms of guinea pig supplies. Or maybe you’re farther ahead of the game than I’m giving you credit for. Maybe you are in the process of shopping for your first cavy now and are doing your research on guinea pig supplies ahead of time so you will be well prepared when your little piglet (technically they’re called pups) comes home. Either way, this essay will make the acquisition of your newest family member go as smoothly as possible.

Guinea Pig Cage

Your first and largest purchase will be a cage. The cages provided by pet stores are typically too small for a full-grown cavy. Most rescue organizations recommend the following de facto standards for minimum cage sizes:

  • One guinea pig:                                6-7 sq. ft.
  • Two guinea pigs:              7.5 sq. ft.
  • Three guinea pigs:           10.5 sq. ft.
  • Four guinea pigs:              13 sq. ft.

 

Cages this large are difficult to find in pets stores. C&C (Cubes and Coroplast) cages have become extremely popular over the past several years because they allow you to purchase a large cage at reasonable prices. These cages are often homemade do-it-yourself cages, but can also be purchased online in kit form.

Bedding

We recommend paper bedding. Guinea pigs tend to be susceptible to respiratory problems, so bedding materials such as clay litter or pine shavings (bedding materials with high dust levels) are to be strictly avoided. Also, certain woods such as cedar contain relatively large amounts of tree oils. They should also be avoided because tree oils are generally not good for guinea pig health. Paper bedding (often made from recycled newspapers) is highly recommended as it suffers from none of these issues.

Water Bottle

You will need a water bottlethat attaches to the sides of your cage. Water bowls are not suitable for guinea pigs because the cavies like to stand on them (or in them) causing frequent spills. 10-16 ounces is a good size. Be sure to change the water daily so it doesn’t get stale.

Feeder or Food Bowl

You will need either a feeder (which also attaches to the side of your cage) or a food bowl. This item will be used to serve guinea pig feed or pellets to your pet. If selecting a food dish, make sure that it is heavy and stable so that it will not tip when your pet guinea pig decides to stand in it.

Hay Rack

When it comes to guinea pig supplies, one frequently overlooked item is the hay rack. Your pet guinea pig loves hay and it should be readily available to her at all times. One easy way to do this is to use a hay rack which attaches to the wall of your cage. If using a C&C cage, you may be able to find a model with a built-in hay shelter.

Food and Hay

Almost nothing is better for your pet guinea pig than some form of grass hay. Timothy hay is a great choice—containing both high-quality nutrition and the long strand fibers necessary for good digestion. Timothy hay can be given to your pet directly or as the main ingredient in food pellets.

Guinea pigs are a delight and a great addition to the family. But, like any pet, they also create additional responsibility. To insure that they live a happy, healthy and comfortable life; you must provide safe and comfortable living quarters, plenty of clean drinking water, and quality nutritious food.

Do you need guinea pig supplies delivered quickly and conveniently right to your door? CLICK HERE NOW–> Guinea Pig Supplies to visit our pet guinea pig supplies store.

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Guinea Pigs and the MLB (Major League Baseball) Playoffs

What do guinea pigs have to do with the baseball pennant race? I don’t really know what guinea pigs have to do with the MLB playoffs. I also don’t know what guinea pigs have to do with auto insurance. But… have you been watching the baseball playoffs the last few days? GEICO has been running a commercial featuring three guinea pigs rowing a boat in an aquarium. Have you seen it?

Well, apparently there’s more to the story. GEICO has also released a mobile app to complement the ad. The app is a game called Guinea Pig Getaway and is available for both the iPhone and Android operating systems. You can read about it here –> http://www.marketwatch.com/story/guinea-pig-getaway-is-the-latest-in-geicos-expanding-mobile-apps-lineup-2011-10-05
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Guinea Pigs Cannot Live Solo – It’s the law

Leave it to those Swiss! As guinea pig lovers, we know that guinea pigs are social animals and should always be kept with at least one companion. But in Switzerland, they have actually passed a law making this mandatory.

So, if one of your Swiss guinea pigs dies, what can you do to keep from becoming an instant criminal? Some enterprising entrepreneur has created a rent-a-pig business to fill the gaps… Read about it here:

And do you have a guinea pig pair (rented or otherwise) that needs to be housed? Visit BlueStoneCommerce to browse a selection of large C&C guinea pig cages. <—Just CLICK HERE
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If your’e looking for a guinea pig in the Arizona area…

Piggy Poo guinea pig rescue in Arizona is getting a HUGE influx of piggies! I always thought that guinea pigs came into rescue organizations one or two at a time but… read this article. It really caught my eye…

Looks like they could use a little help, so if you’re interested in adopting or providing donations for housing and guinea pig supplies, contact these guys. It sounds like these guys are doing an amazing rescue job!
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Rodents of Unusual Size

Ha ha ha! Are we in California or are we in the Fire Swamp?

Giant “guinea pig” spotted in California wastewater plant. (I guess enormous guinea pigs like that really need big guinea pig cages.) Apparently, the “little guy decided to take a little dip in the wastewater pool before it headed down to the river. (I wonder if it’s living in a van “down by the river”). Read all about it here…

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Guinea Pigs Give Back

Great story here in England where they are putting guinea pigs to work doing what they do best – delighting people. They’re using guinea pigs in much the same way that we use PAWS dogs.

We guinea pig owners know that those who simply bring their guinea pig home from the pet store and place it on display in a guinea pig cage are missing out. To get the most out of your pet, interact with it – take it out of its cage and play with it. Guinea pigs are lovable, affectionate, extremely social creatures. And a rest home in England is using guinea pigs (as well as other animals) to lift the spirits of their residents. What animal could be better suited for this job?

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News Flash – Last 2×4 Colonial Cavy Cage GONE!!!

Just a couple hours ago, I sent out a post saying that if you needed a cavy cage, while we’re vacationing in Hawaii, we still had all of our BlueStoneCommerce models in stock. Well, guess what?

Bad News: We just sold the very last 2×4 Colonial model. No more of this particular cavy cage model available until Oct. 25, 2010! (Yes, they’re going that fast).

Good News: We still have the 2×4 Colonial with storage in stock. (Same as the 2×4 Colonial but with a very handy integral storage pedestal built in to the bottom level).

While we are here in Hawaii, we are working to keep your pigs happy – although working here doesn’t really feel like working as you can see in this VDO:

 

Want to see our helicopter ride over Kauai (can you spot the waterfall from the movie Jurrasic Park) and also learn a little more about our cavy cage vacation stock? <–CLICK on the LINK HERE
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Is the Cavy Cage you want still in stock?

As you HAVE to know by now, BlueStoneCommerce (Nancy and Bob) are vacationing in Hawaii. And as you also should know by now (so you and your piggy would not be left without that perfect cavy cage) we stocked up on several cages before we left to be made available during our vacation.

As of this writing, we have been gone just over a week now (and no way are we ready to go back to Michigan yet).

The good news is that we still have all cavy cage models in stock. (However, two of our models only have one single cage left).

So, again – good news – our guinea pig cages are not yet completely picked over – we still have all models in stock. However, some models are running extremely low.

The other good news: We will be back in full operation on Oct. 25, 2010.

So if the particular model of cavy cage you’re looking for gets sold out; we’ll be up and running again in the very new future.

To paraphrase Arnold Schwarzeneggner: We’ll be bock.

Want to see our helicopter ride over Kauai and also learn a little more about our vacation stock of cavy cage? <–CLICK HERE

Aloha,
Bob and Nancy
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    Oxbow Cavy Cuisine Guinea Pig Diet - CLICK ON PHOTO to buy
    Cavy Cuisine is specifically formulated to meet the particular nutritional needs of adult guinea pigs. Its pellets are made with timothy grass meal which provides a lower level of protein, calories, and calcium than traditional alfalfa pellets. Cavy Cuisine's optimal calcium to phosphorus ratio also helps maintain a healthy urinary system. Cavy Cuisine contains a stabilized form of vitamin C, which guinea pigs require daily. Features & Benefits: Timothy Hay based pellet High in fiber to maintain digestive health Fortified with stabilized Vitamin C Balanced calcium-to-phosphorus ratio Recommended for: Adult Guinea Pigs Ingredients: Timothy Grass Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings, Soybean Meal, Cane Molasses, Salt, L-ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Limestone, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement (tocopherol), Ascorbic Acid, Colloidal Silica, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Riboflavin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Pyrodoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Magnesium Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Manganese Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Mineral Oil, Calcium Idodate, Potassium Chloride. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min) 14.0% Crude Fat (min) 1.5% Crude Fiber (min) 25.0% Crude Fiber (max) 28.0% Moisture (max) 10.0% Calcium (min) 0.35% Calcium (max) 0.85% Phosphorus (min) 0.25% Salt (min) 0.5%; (max) 1.0% Vitamin A - 20,000 IU/kg Ascorbic Acid (Vit C) - 400 mg/kg Vitamin D - 880 IU/kg Vitamin E - 140 IU/kg Copper - 20mg/kg
    Note: BlueStoneCommerce receives compensation on product sales.