Christmas and the holidays are just around the corner, so we have put together our annual list of cute and creative gifts for all of your guinea pigs, rabbits, hedgehogs, and other small pets. We also have some ideas for the small pet lovers on your list, too! We encourage you to "shop small" this holiday by supporting the many small businesses and rescue groups now selling fantastic and fun products for small pets and their owners.
Gifts for Small Pets …
Piggies Choice The Space House All Natural Large Wooden Corner Hideout Guinea Pig and Bunny Hut: Finally a house designed by a guinea pig expert! These roomy, corner huts are designed by Saskia at Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue. Do away with unsteady, bulky and ill fitting hideys or houses and create some space in your cage. Your guinea pigs will love you for it! Corner hutch measures 12 x 12 x 7 and will fit perfectly in any corner. Made with non-toxic paint and pine wood. Available from Amazon here.
Wheeky® Treat Ball: This is such a fun enrichment toy for pets of all sizes. It keeps them active and engaged, and is a great way to encourage foraging. You put small, dried treats inside, choose the size of the opening, then let your small pets push the ball around until yummy rewards fall out. Our guinea pigs have always enjoyed chasing this treat ball around. It provides an engaging activity for guinea pigs and rabbits of any age. We recommend putting Wheeky® Pea Flakes inside. Available from Wheeky® Pets, our family-owned online shop based in Michigan, USA: https://wheekypets.com/collections/guinea-pigs-small-animals/products/wheeky-treat-ball-for-guinea-pigs
HayPigs!® Guinea Pig Circus theme products: HayPigs!® is another family-owned business with truly unique products for guinea pigs and their owners. The quality and design of HayPigs products are top notch, and your guinea pigs will turn cartwheels when they see a cute circus-themed hay wagon, hidey hut, crash mat or cannonball under the tree on Christmas morning. Based in UK, HayPigs!® is the brainchild of creative geniuses (and guinea pig lovers) Rik and Helen Cridland. They also have cute gifts for the guinea pig lovers on your list, including t-shirts, buttons, coffee mugs, and a 2021 guinea pig calendar. HayPigs!® ships worldwide. Check out their UK store here: www.haypigs.com. **BREAKING NEWS** HayPigs!® just added some of their circus products on Amazon Prime in USA! Check them out here: https://www.amazon.com/HAYPIGS-Cavy-Cannonball-Tilting-Tunnel/dp/B01MYRL3Q7/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=HAYPIGS&qid=1607095617&sr=8-1
Wheeky Pea® Flakes: These Made-in-USA treats have literally been flying off the shelves. Wheeky® Pea Flakes are 100 percent all-natural with just one ingredient – dried, green field peas. Peas are high in plant protein, so they make a great snack for guinea pigs, rabbits and small pets. Just be sure not to overfeed them (we recommend 1-2 tsp. per day for adult guinea pigs). We sprinkle pea flakes over hay, inside hidey huts, and other places to encourage foraging. We also use pea flakes in our Wheeky® Treat Ball. Most rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and hedgehogs love them! Shop here: https://wheekypets.com/collections/guinea-pigs-small-animals/products/wheeky-pea-flakes-new
Piggy Bedspreads Cozy Cocoon: We love all the handmade small animal fleece products developed by this family-owned business. They put a lot of love and care into everything they do, and the quality shows. Piggy Bedspreads is owned and operated by Martha and Tim Whiting, in Upstate New York, USA. All of their fleece products are Made in USA. Their Cozy Cocoon is just the thing to keep your guinea pig, or small pet, warm this winter. Check it out here: http://piggybedspreads.com/product/cozy-cocoon/. We also love their PiggyBedspread cage liners, which have three layers and go up and over the sides of your C&C cage like a bottom bed sheet.
STAYbowl® Tip-Proof Bowl: Our popular STAYbowl® Tip-Proof Bowls come in four colors and two sizes. They are ergonomically designed with a low profile to allow guinea pigs and small pets easy access to their food. This prevents spills and saves on clean up and waste. With no more wasted kibble, these little bowls literally pay for themselves. In addition, they also help solve the common problem of overfeeding. Many people don’t realize that guinea pigs only need 1/8 cup (2 Tbl) of kibble per day per adult guinea pig (in addition to unlimited hay and water, plus some fresh veg every day). Not only will the STAYbowl® save you time and money, it also promotes small pet health and wellness. Shop our online store here: https://wheekypets.com/collections/staybowl
Guinea Pig Wheekly UK Cozy Cups: Guinea Pig Wheeky UK has so many cute and creative guinea pig products, it’s hard to pick just one to recommend. Katie Leonard is the very talented artist behind this growing guinea pig brand. She is based in the UK, but ships worldwide. She now has her own line of fabric, which she has turned into super-cute cozy cups. She also has adorable guinea pig coloring books, stickers, pins and more in her online shop! See her best-sellers here: https://www.guineapigwheekly.co.uk/collections/new-products.
Tiny Paws Emporium: This shop has creative, handmade gifts to help you spoil your rabbits, guinea pigs or other herbivores this holiday season, including all-natural activity mats, chew toys, treats and forages. And best of all, your order helps to support Tiny Paws Small Animal Rescue. The rescue and online shop are run by Jen Hilbers. She is based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, but she ships worldwide. She is offering a cute Holiday Gift Bag this year, but hurry, they are going fast! Explore her shop here: https://www.tinypawsemporium.com/shop
Hedgehogs & Friends: This shop has a lot of unique products not just for hedgehogs, but for all small pets. You will find all-natural, moisturizing shampoos (in lavender and coconut lime scents), cage sprays and more. Not only do these products smell great, they are all safe for small pets. Hedgehog & Friends also recently released their own brand of nutritionally balanced hedgehog food. The shop is run by Katie McNeal. She is based in Florida, but ships worldwide. Hedgehog & Friends also has many super-cute gifts for hedgehog-lovers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs, phone cases, etc. Check them out here: https://hedgehogsandfriends.com/
Cavy Club for Guinea Pigs Subscription Box: New toys, treats, and chews each month! Your guinea pigs will love you for spoiling them with one of these entertaining gift boxes. Cavy Club is based in Wisconsin, USA, and is run by Annie Weiss. She carefully curates a new box every month full of safe, proven products for guinea pigs and their owners. Annie has truly thought of everything, with even the boxes and packing doubling as yummy chews and hideaways! Sign up for a subscription box here: https://cavyclub.com/
Gifts for Small Pet Lovers …
"Out of the Hutch" Whimsical Art: Caroline Whittle is an independent UK artist whose whimsical guinea pig art we absolutely love. She has a unique gift for capturing the true personalities of guinea pigs, and her work makes clear why these little fuzzballs are so adored. She offers her artwork on everything from phone cases, coffee mugs and tote bags, to original prints and a new children's book. Caroline ships worldwide through Etsy and RedBubble.
Check out her Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OutoftheHutchShop
Check out her RedBubble shop here:
Wheeky® Pets Laundry Helper: This bag will save the guinea pig/small pet lover on your list a lot of heartache, and they will be thanking you for it for years to come. As anyone with fleece cage liners quickly learns, washing the soiled pet laundry every week is pain in the you-know-what. These durable laundry bags keep hay and debris from yucking up the washing machine, and also prevent clogs. There is also one for dog- and cat-lovers. This is the holiday gift that will keep on giving the whole year long! Available from Wheeky® Pets here: https://wheekypets.com/collections/laundry-helpers
Guinea Pig Magazine Subscription: This bimonthly magazine has recently been redesigned and is literally chock-full of cute guinea pig photos, entertaining stories, and really useful health and care advice from a wide range of cavy experts. It is available as both an online download and a hard-copy version. It is based in the UK, but ships worldwide. We get the online version here in USA and it is a steal at only $4.57USD per issue. Order here: https://www.guineapigmagazine.com/
Wheeky Pets® Guinea Pig Tote Bags: The cute guinea pig artwork on these tote bags is custom-designed, and provides a unique gift for the guinea pig-lover on your gift list. These roomy, canvas totes are embroidered in USA, and are perfect for carrying shopping, books, gym equipment, etc. Shop now: https://wheekypets.com/collections/guinea-pigs-small-animals/products/wheeky-pets-guinea-pig-tote-bag
The Pipsqueakery: Fun stocking stuffers for all the small animal lovers on your list. All proceeds go to support The Pipsqueakery Small Animal Rescue, which is run by Alex and Jason Minstersinly and based in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. They have adorable, unique pins, stickers, t-shirts, leggings, coffee mugs, and more. Check them out on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePipsqueakery