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Make Every Month National Adopt Rescued Guinea Pigs Month!

March is the official time to get more homeless guinea pigs into forever homes but here we like to celebrate cavy adoption every day of the year. Join us in our campaign to help small animals.

March 2012 was the tenth annual Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month but here you can celebrate it every day. The event began in 2002 when the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) declared the month devoted to raising awareness about guinea pigs in shelters and about pet cavies in general. Here at Guinea Pig Today, we're taking this event one step further because owning a single guinea pig is not enough. Guinea pigs are social animals and should be kept in pairs. For this reason, we're not celebrating National Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month but National Adopt Rescued Guinea Pigs Month.

Guinea pigs are rewarding pets when cared for properly. Many can be found in rescues and shelters around the world, waiting for their forever home. We hope the information in these pages inspires you to learn more throughout the year as we continue the campaign to educate the world on guinea pig adoption.

Discover Guinea Pigs

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What Is A Guinea Pig?
Guinea pigs, also called a cavy, are rodents that are not in the pig family, nor are they from Guinea. They come from the Andes and are the descendants of a closely related species of cavy that no longer exists naturally in the wild.

Why Are Guinea Pigs in Shelters?
Read the latest news from the rescue front and find out what volunteers are doing. More »

What Are Guinea Pigs Like?
Hear success stories from those who have brought guinea pigs into their lives. More »

Learn More:
Tips for Bringing Your New Guinea Pig Home
Caring for your Senior Guinea Pig
Things You Might Not Know About Guinea Pigs
A Parent’s Guide to Guinea Pigs
Where Guinea Pigs and Children Meet

Learn About Guinea Pigs

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A Habitat For Your Guinea Pigs
It’s always good to have an ideal home for the health and happiness of your guinea pigs! Find out the latest information on making a modern guinea pig cage. More »

Travel with Your Guinea Pigs
Sometimes you gotta hit the road. Learn how to do it safely with your cavy companions. More »

Pignics in the Park
Spend a day at the park with your guinea pigs and fellow cavy enthusiasts. Pignics are a great way to get together to share safe piggy fun. Find one in your area. More »

Rescues vs. Breeders
The Cali Cavy Collective explains why supporting rescue organizations and adoption is better than breeding your guinea pig or choosing a guinea pig from a breeder. More »

Are Guinea Pigs Good Starter Pets?
Children are naturally curious in small animals but need to be taught how to address a pet’s needs that are different from their own. Find out what is needed to bring a guinea pig into your child’s life. More »


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Make A Donation
Even if you can’t take a guinea pig home, a little donation can go a long way for the life of a sanctuary pig. Sponsor A Guinea Pig »

… And That’s Not All
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