About Us

574465_10152040741175567_363319743_nHi and thanks for stopping by the ‘About’ page.

My name is Chris and I run the site here at www.onlineguineapigcare.com

Together with my family and our guinea pigs ‘Rocket’, ‘Uno’, ‘Charlie’, and ‘Fuzzy-Wuzzy’, I am based here in the United Kingdom.

I created Online Guinea Pig Care dot com to document some of the questions and answers I had when first taking care of a guinea pig, and I had a ton of them! But I also thought that there must be loads more people with the same questions.

So Online Guinea Pig Care dot com is a place to find the answers to the questions that people have about caring for Guinea Pigs. Its a place where I document the answers to the many questions that I had.

We have two boars called ‘Rocket’ and ‘Uno’ who are a handful but great fun!

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My education about guinea pigs is far from complete and I’m learning all the time.

Most of all, I hope you find what I’m writing about useful.

If you have any feedback then feel free to contact me here with any suggestions or if you just want to reach out.

Thanks for stopping by here, I appreciate your time.

16 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi Chris,

    I wanted to check out your guinea pig website and I like what you are doing and the pictures. We guinea pig lovers are always learning something new aren’t we. And I love to hear anyone’s guinea pig “story”, they are always hilarious. If you have one you would like to share, I would like to hear it!

    Keep up the good work!


    1. Hello I do have to say I am somewhat new to Guinea Pigs and I have some personal questions and in regards to Jennifer not all guinea pig stories are hilarious quite to the contrary there are quite a few sad stories I can tell you 1 that is good and yet at the same time it is super sad as well. I am very big into letting awareness for this situation come out I have a guinea pig (I would not change this for the world) when i got her she was about 2 maybe 3 weeks old I have had her about 3 weeks at the moment i am writing this. Her name is Roast Beef and she came to me as a rescue she was found at 2 or 3 weeks old barely able to move could not hold her head up could not eat regular food anything that she should of been able to do as a baby she was so weak it is so not even funny. She was found roaming church grounds near my home all by herself (near death) and brought to my house to get the proper care and treatment she needed as I will give everything for an animal in need. Well this little girl in the 3 weeks shes been here has turned around and flourished amazingly 3 weeks is a short period of time in this case, I am so glad she was found when she was because I fell in love with her instantly.

      1. Thats a great story Jessica, thanks for sharing here. You obviously do a great job at caring for piggies and have done a great job at giving ‘Roast Beef’ a new start. Thanks for all you do!

      2. Hi,
        I loved your account of how you saved Roast Beef.My two guineas were also a rescue (from some people who were not nice to them). So well done, you are a very kind person!

  2. Hi there, I have a 1 and a half year old male guinea pig.
    Recently his Bottom has been turning inside out.
    I’ve been told not to worry as long as it stays a healthy pale pink colour.
    Does anyone have an idea what is causing this?


    1. If by his “bottom” you mean his anal or perineal sac, then your guinea pig has a problem many encounter: impaction. However, 1.5 years is very young for this to be occurring and could be a sign of a bigger problem. For instance, guinea pigs with heart conditions are more prone to impaction at an earlier age. It is also possible, since I don’t know exactly what you’re describing and can’t see the problem… he may simply have debris that needs to be cleaned out of the perineal sac. They have scent glands in there that they use for marking. Those glands produce a pasty, sticky, and stinky gunk that can build up and cause some issues sometimes. I suggest you check out guinealynx.com for information on cleaning a piggie’s perineal sac. I also suggest seeing a veterinarian that is knowledgeable about guinea pigs if you are unsure what the problem is or if it persists. Good luck and I hope your little guy’s issues are simple and easily remedied!

  3. Hi Chris,

    I am so pleased to come across your website. I adore guinea pigs and have over 30 of the little darlings in the past 20 years. I have learnt a lot but not all!

    I will bookmark this website and come back again! Many thanks 🙂

    PS. I’m in the UK too!

  4. hi Chris

    Thank you for this website. I am proud owner of 2 guinea pigs male name Mocha and Atka. From what I am told they are from the same mother. Mocha is brown and cream colored, while Atka is a mix of grey, black and beige.

    Anyway I love my baby boys they have helped me so much.

  5. hi! I just discovered your site & I too have book marked it!

    We are new to the Guinea Pig world. We adopted 2 boys Bubba & Forrest Gump from the Upper Credit Humane Society (our local “pound”) just over a week ago.

    I can’t believe how amazing these little guys are. I just adore them. We are animal people…we have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 fish tanks & now the 2 guineas (not to mention the sheep chickens in the barn & whatever else runs away from home & shows up here… LOL).

    I keep checking different veggies & fruit to see what we can feed them. Thank you for your information. I was looking up the nail trimming as well.

    Great site for the “newbie”. Greatly appreciated – simple, precise information that we understand for the new Guinea Pig Enthusiast!!!!

    The Mount Family from Ontario, Canada :0)

  6. I have a 6 yr old female guinea pig. She loves to eat and the vet says she’s at a perfect weight. She seems happy but the last week she’s started grinding her teeth, constantly and very loud. She has been checked by the vet and her teeth are fine and is otherwise healthy. I don’t understand why she’s grinding her teeth. Nothing has changed in her environment or schedule. She eats normally. Is this something guinea pigs do when they get older? She shares her cage with another female and they’ve been together for a year and get along well. Any thoughts?

  7. Hi Chris
    I was wondering how you make sure guinea pigs are getting enough vitamin c in their diet. Do you put drops in the water?

  8. Hi Chris! I’m new to your website..I’m a proud own of 2 very gorgeous yet different guinea pigs! They Both will be just over 2 years old in October, they where a couple weeks old when I got them, unknown exactly how old though, they both get along perfectly, Peppa, the more bigger girl, more of the big sister, loves to explore, where as Oreo, the younger sister, is quite happy just relaxing..Peppa hates to be handled, she won’t let anyone pick her up, she has been like this since I got her, after a while she will give it, but Oreo has started to copy and it’s becoming quite difficult to do simple tasks such as cleaning their cages, I don’t want to scare them but it’s got to be done, and it makes it very difficult to cut their nails, if you have any tips or idea’s which could help? I would be very greatful! As the girls mean a lot to me, they are so gorgeous and I wish I could play with them more without them refusing to be picked up, once Oreo has given in to being picked up, she’s fine! It’s just Peppa! If you or anyone have any help it would be very greatful! Thankyou!:)

  9. Hi.i think ur website is awsome 2.im a vet tech.ive welcomed many difrent animals over the past 30 years that where neglected an abused.i dont have children so my animals have always been considered my children.i recently rescued a hamster rom petsmart.hes awsome.i was there over the weekend an almost adopted. a guinea pig that was about 6 months old..but i do have the room an time for 2 guinea pigs that r in. need of a great home.i would prefer 2 young piggies but will consider adults.i live in the penn hills area.i looked thru the messages on here an didnt find anyone close enough to consider adoption.but if anyone sees this add an is in need of a good home 4 preferably 2 piggies i would luv to hear from u.

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