The Guinea Pig Advisor has been founded back in 2005 in Germany and has become one of the most popular german resource for cavy owners. In 2015 we decided to translate our whole content bit by bit for this international website. We are still in the translation process. Please be patient or try the german version meanwhile. 🙂 

Since many years the Guinea Pig Advisor is a reliable source for information, help and assistance about cavies. If you read our homepage carefully you’ll get fit to keep guinea pigs successful indoor or outdoor.

Everything about Guinea Pigs

  • Should i keep only one cavy in a cage?
  • Tolerate male cavies each other?
  • What is the Glandula caudalis?
  • Why does my cavy eat its own feces?
  • How big has a cage for Guinea Pigs to be?
  • What’s about the menu, and what’s toxic?
  • What are the known diseases and how can I determine them?
  • What is the race, color and fur markings of my pig?
  • How can I keep my cavies species-appropriate?

All these questions and much more will be answered at Guinea Pig Advisor. Try out the search function get your information likely quicker. May be you’ll start with the Guinea Pig Lexicon?

Guinea Pig Advisor does not displace a veterinarian

Please take care about that this page – especially the diseases section – can never displace a veterinarian and every information at this page is given without any warranty or guaranty. We are all no vets and our information given is a result of huge years of experience in keeping cavies and indented about frustrating misinformation on the web or in books. Please: Is one of your cavies i’ll, don’t hesitate to search for a vet. It is essential for the welfare of your pet.

Recently published

The latest plublished arcticles at Guinea Pig Advisor:

  • The pros and cons about Guinea Pigs

    in Purchase Guinea Pigs

    We decided to keep Guinea Pigs unintended. Our first cavy came along as a holiday supervision but it remained because of some serious allergy of its origin owner. Years later we’ve got more than 10 Guinea Pigs and for the first time we have made a comprehensive list about the pros & cons of keeping Guinea Pigs. Here are the results.

  • Guinea Pig breeds

    in Guinea Pig genetics

    Cavies come along in very difficult appearance and behaviour. Breeders have created a lot of different types of Guinea Pigs by selective breeding to emerge some characteristics or even to avoid it. Different breedings are defined by some organisations wordwide and for most types of cavies there is a consensus of dertermining them. This page explains the definitions and tells you how you can determine your pigs.

  • Bathing Guinea Pigs

    in Guinea Pig grooming

    Bathe Guinea Pigs for grooming reasons is not quite elegant. They hate water- and in most cases they don’t need it on their fur also! If there is no particular reason just don’t to it. Additionally bathing Guinea Pigs abets some serious diseases. But for some reasons you have to bath your cavy. Lets have a look when it is necessary – and how do you do it with less stress for your Guinea Pig.

  • Fresh fodder

    in Feeding guinea pigs

    Fresh fodder is separated in two different kinds which have to be provided in different kind: fresh fodder like herbage and water based fresh fodder like vegetables. Let’s have a look at the difference.

  • Snacks for Guinea Pigs

    in Feeding guinea pigs

    Most kind of snacks for Guinea Pigs like crackers, nibble / crispy sticks or anything like that should be leaved untouched in pet shops regardless how nicely the packages are designed and promising healthy. These products are fattening and could be a serious risk for many diseases in the long run.