What is Popcorning and Why do Guinea Pigs Do It?

Have you ever seen a child jump for joy on Christmas morning or at her birthday party? That spontaneous eruption of happiness isn’t limited to people–and that’s exactly what popcorning is for guinea pigs! [toc] What Does Popcorning Look Like? … Read More


Beginner Guinea Pig Checklist

So you just got a guinea pig and you want to know what the essentials are. There are a whole range of things that you are going to need to get a hold of if you want to own a … Read More


Do Guinea Pigs Smell?

Do guinea pigs smell? The simple answer is yes, they do. What they smell like is a different matter altogether. In my experience, people’s sense of smell is always vaguely different but very similar. For example, I characterize a guinea … Read More


Guinea Pig Odor

Guinea pig odor can be soooo overwhelming, especially if you have your guinea pig cage inside the house. In my experience, guinea pigs can create two odors, one that is the typical small animal smell that all critters like Guinea … Read More

How Long Can Guinea Pigs Go Without Water

How Long Can Guinea Pigs Go Without Water?

So how long can guinea pigs go without water? A guinea pig’s daily water requirement is roughly similar to that of a hamster’s which is about 2 teaspoons of water per 100 grams of weight. So the simple calculation would … Read More


Do Guinea Pigs Eat Their Young?

In the wild, it is no surprise when we hear of animals eating their young. We see it with polar bears, fish, and even primates occasionally. So do guinea pigs eat their young? Well, the simple answer is yes, guinea … Read More