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About this Blog
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog!
I (Diana) made this blog to help educate people
about guinea pigs and to help anyone with any
guinea pig related questions they might have.
Since getting my piggies I've realized that very
few people actually know how to properly care
for a piggy! I adore animals and I want all
animals to have the happiest and healthiest
lives possible. I also use it to post adorable
pictures and videos of my own piggies.
Sometimes I'll reblog pictures of other
piggies too! I hope you enjoy!



These are all the pictures
from the guinea pigs tags
on Instagram.
I can't control what pops up here.
Anything tagged "guinea pig"
or "guinea pigs" will pop up.
Snuggle A Pig While You Wait
About Me

Hello, my name is Diana. I was born September 8th 1994. I live in New York. I have four guinea pigs. I love my fluffy baby girls so much. Besides guinea pigs, I also love working with computers (graphic design and coding), playing video games, reading, writing, learning, science, drawing, riding horses, cooking, and racing ATVs. I have an amazing boyfriend who is the best daddy to our guinea pigs.

How I (Diana) became a "Guinea Pig Mommy"

I've always wanted a guinea pig. A few years ago I met my best friend Nick. He has had over 20 piggies since he was young! He managed to help me convince my mom to get one. At the pet store I picked up two piggies and just couldn't decide who I wanted. I fell in love with both right away. My mother agreed to let me get both. Those piggies were River and Inara. My little sister asked for two also. After much debate my mother gave in. That's how Snow White and Annabella came to be. My sister had them for a few months and then could no longer take care of them. I happily took them in. Now here we are today. If you would like to talk or have any questions (guinea pig related or not) don't hesitate to send me a message! :)

Diana's Piggy Knowledge

Ever since I first got my piggies I spent countless hours getting to know more and more about guinea pigs. I've learned a lot over the years and I want to pass my wisdom on. I'm not an expert. I never took any classes on this or anything. All my knowledge is from first hand experience that I've picked up over the years and all the research I've done using credible sources. I do have a few friends who have gone to college to work with animals. They are experts and have degrees in fields relating to this. I run everything I hear/read by them before I post anything here.


About Diana's Piggies
written by the piggies

Hello. We're Inara Leeloo, River Daisy, Annabella Dolly, and Snow White Ily. We we born in June of 2011. Our Mommy, Diana, got us from the pet store called Petsmart in August of 2011. We live in America in a state called New York. We sleep in a big and beautiful C&C cage. We like to eat and sleep a lot. We also love to play. Our favorite toys are tunnels, cardboard boxes, fleece forests/corner caves, balls, paper bags, and fleece blankets.
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I’m back!

I was locked out of my Tumblr for the longest time. For some reason the password reset emails weren’t working. One FINALLY came through! :D 

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coffeeandcrazy:

He tried bananas today and loved it.

My piggies aren’t very big fans of bananas. Their favorite fruit is a blueberry. ^_^ 

(via guineapiggies)

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blackmoonlily:

A sleepy Rupert laying down in the sun.

(via guineapiggies)

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Any guinea pig communities that don’t suck?

I’m sorry, I need to rant. This is probably inappropriate to write on a blog that is supposed to be for educating and cute pictures, but I need to say something. 

I started off with the guinea pig community here on Tumblr. Eventually I discovered the guinea pig community on Reddit too. (/r/guineapigs). There’s so many people on both websites who have no clue what they’re doing and when you try to help them they attack you! 

Since the guinea pig tag on Tumblr can’t be moderated there’s not much we can do about it. I sometimes send messages to people trying to explain things. 98% of the time I just get hate mail sent back.

But OMG REDDIT! There’s moderators and rules on those forums. WHY do the mods let people basically abuse their pigs? Why are people with disgusting tiny cages allowed to post pictures? Why do the awesome piggy parents who try to educate people get made to look like assholes? 

If someone posts a picture of their guinea pig in a pet store cage with bad bedding and a wire bottom and another person comments about C&C cages and fleece the person trying to help gets yelled at and downvoted. 

I want to keep this Tumblr and my Reddit account and try to help as many piggies and piggy parents as possible. But I’d also like a piggy community that won’t be filled with pictures of basically abused pigs that make me cry. 

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iblogalott:

Well that settles it, I need a Guinea pig!

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thedailyguineapig:

Schweinemärz by Pet-Picture-Pool on Flickr.

Whaaaa? Momma pig taking baby for a ride!

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❝Does a bedded or fleece cage take longer to clean? Also, do you recommend getting two male or two female piggies, because I was originally planning to get a female but my brother now wants one too, and he wants a male. We wouldn't be able to keep up with babies, so would two males or two females be better? Thanks:)❞

I wish I knew when this was from. I clicked on my inbox by accident and it was there. I never got a notification. I’m so sorry. I hope I can still help you. 

I think bedding takes longer to clean, if you have the proper sized cage. (You are planning a C&C cage, right? One guinea pig needs at least 7 square feet of space and you need to add an additional 2 square feet for every pig you add to the cage.) You’d have to sit there and scoop out all that bedding. It took me three house from start to finish with bedding. Fleece takes me about an hour. Fleece also doesn’t trigger my allergies as bad. The pigs like fleece better. I’d definitely recommend going with fleece. If for some reason you absolutely must use regular bedding use Carefresh! 

It’s always better for your pig to have a friend. In some places, like Sweden (I think it was Sweden) it’s actually ILLEGAL to own only one pig. Guinea pigs are herd animals and they prefer to be in groups.

Yeah, definitely don’t breed your pets. Leave that to the professionals PLEASE! You need to know about genetics and all that. The chance you’ll kill your mother pig and end up with stillborn/sick guinea pigs is VERY high. 

The gender does’t matter too much as long as they’re the same gender. I’ve heard that females are less likely to fight with each other. (Although regardless of gender expect some fighting for dominance. As long as no one is getting hurt, just let nature happen.) I know people with males and they’ve never complained. 

Try finding a cavy rescue or check shelters before buying from a petstore. There’s tons of piggies that need a good, loving home! 

Definitely continue to do research. It’s important! There’s lots of things about guinea pig that very few people know! 

My favorite C&C cage store: 
http://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/


My favorite place for piggies toys, accessories, and fleece bedding:
https://www.facebook.com/Piggiepopshop 
(Just message her!) 

Some links that will help you find a rescue: 

http://www.guineapigtoday.com/find-a-guinea-pig-rescue/

http://www.guinealynx.info/rescues.html

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Not sure what to post?

It’s so hard for me to remember to upload pictures of the pigs for you guys. I usually just Instagram all my pictures and this isn’t a main blog so they won’t go from there to here. It’s a pain in the butt to remember to upload them here too. I liked writing how to posts but I don’t know what to write about. Bleh. 

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I’m not sure if any of you guys are into special effects makeup/horror makeup. If any of you are please, please, pretty please with a cherry on top go follow my special effects blog! :) 

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