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Green Pea Flakes – Small Pet “Super Food”

Green Pea Flakes – Small Pet “Super Food”

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Here are our top four reasons why Wheeky® Pea Flakes are the perfect “super food” treat for guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and other small pets ... 

STAYbowl® saves time and money, but also promotes small pet health and wellness

STAYbowl® saves time and money, but also promotes small pet health and wellness

STAYbowl - guinea pig health and wellness

By now, many guinea pig and small pet owners are familiar with our STAYbowl® Tip-Proof Bowls, and know that they prevent pets from dumping their food. This can save a lot of time and money! In fact, the bowls very quickly pay for themselves.

But you may not realize that the STAYbowl® also promotes health and wellness for guinea pigs and small pets.

Wondering how to keep your guinea pig fleece bedding cage clean and fresh? Here are our top 5 pro tips!!

Wondering how to keep your guinea pig fleece bedding cage clean and fresh? Here are our top 5 pro tips!!

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We have tried everything in our guinea pig cage from Carefresh paper bedding to Aspen wood shavings to homemade fleece liners to custom fleece liners. We find fleece liners to work best for our family and our guinea pigs. But how to keep the cage clean and smelling fresh? The truth is you will never completely eliminate the smell and mess, but you can definitely reduce it. Here are our top 5 pro tips to keep your guinea pig fleece bedding smelling clean and fresh:

30-Day Guinea Pig Challenge: What My Guinea Pigs Taught Me About Healthy Eating

30-Day Guinea Pig Challenge: What My Guinea Pigs Taught Me About Healthy Eating

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What if I cut out junk food and sugar and increased my own intake of fruits and veggies to recommended levels? In other words, what if I ate like a guinea pig for 30 days? The 30-Day Guinea Pig Challenge was on!

2017 Guinea Pig Christmas Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Guinea Pig Christmas Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Guinea Pig Christmas Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are a great time to spoil your guinea pigs, rabbits and other small pets! This year, it is easier than ever to find unique gifts online for the special piggies on your list. Here are a few gift selection favorites from our two guinea pigs, Ginger and Cocoa: 

STAYbowl™ Founders and Guinea Pigs Featured on ABC Detroit TV 7!

STAYbowl™ Founders and Guinea Pigs Featured on ABC Detroit TV 7!

We had a lot of fun this week being interviewed by TV 7 and TV 20 Detroit for their "Mom's a Genius" segment, which aired Wednesday and Thursday, and featured the story behind our STAYbowl™ Tip-Proof Bowl for guinea pigs and other pets. My daughter and I were also interviewed live yesterday morning on the TV 20 morning show. And one of our guinea pigs, Ginger, also made her live television debut during the guest appearance. You can see how relaxed she was in front of the cameras in this photo, where she is totally and completely "pancaked out."

Larger STAYbowl™ has just arrived!  Perfect for veggies, or for 3-6 guinea pigs!

Larger STAYbowl™ has just arrived! Perfect for veggies, or for 3-6 guinea pigs!

**Breaking News** … The brand new ¾-cup STAYbowl™ Tip-Proof Bowl has just arrived in our online shop! This larger bowl has all the same great features of the original STAYbowl™, including a non-tip base and an ergonomic design that prevents spills and wasted kibble, but now in a larger size that can accommodate three to six guinea pigs.

Only available online! Order now at: https://wheekypets.com/collections/guinea-pigs-small-animals/products/staybowl-tip-proof-bowl-for-guinea-pigs-and-small-pets-3-4-cup

Guinea Pig Nutrition: Four Simple Rules

Guinea Pig Nutrition: Four Simple Rules

Family invents tip-proof pet food bowl

Family invents tip-proof pet food bowl

STAYbowl™ vs. a Herd of EIGHT Guinea Pigs! Guess Who Wins??

STAYbowl™ vs. a Herd of EIGHT Guinea Pigs! Guess Who Wins??

YouTube "vlogger" ZooBoosShedZoo puts our STAYbowl™ to the test with her EIGHT guinea pigs (!) in this latest review. She finds the bowl not only keeps the piggies from dumping the kibble, it also works really well for water. Check out the full review here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaNoOB5joUA

You might also want to check out her UK shop with many handmade products for guinea pigs!

New Piggy Palace: Taking It to the Next Level

New Piggy Palace: Taking It to the Next Level

Just this week, we upgraded our two guinea pigs, Ginger and Cocoa, to a deluxe C&C cage with a loft. While the old Marchioro cage was pretty big, the new cage gives them a lot more room to run around and explore.  

We typically like to do these kinds of projects ourselves. But with our daughter’s 13th birthday looming, time running out, and a new piggy cage at the top of her wishlist, we decided to take the easy route. We ordered a pre-cut 4x2 C&C grid cage kit with a 1x2 grid loft from Piggy BedSpreads (www.piggybedspreads.com). They are one of our retailers for STAYbowl™ tip-proof  bowls.

Guinea Pigs Cost More Than You Might Think

Guinea Pigs Cost More Than You Might Think

For some people, a guinea pig is a cute, impulse buy at the pet store. But it shouldn't be that way. These little, furry friends live for quite a long time -- typically five to eight years, and sometimes more! Over time, the cost can really add up. But then, so does the love. :-)

And as with any pet, a guinea pig is a lifelong commitment. Click on the link below for a really good overview of what you can expect to spend on a guinea pig -- about $200 to start. Even a free pet can end up costing a lot in the long run.

This HubPages blog titled "How Must Do Guinea Pigs Cost?" by Michelle is a must-read for anyone considering a guinea pig. Click here to read.

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