The following are resources that we have personally used, and have been consistently pleased with the products or information on these sites. We're happy to recommend them to you!
Guinea pig rescue and adoption in Northern California. Good info on care, sexing, pet stores, cages, neutering, introductions, breeding, vets and more.
Guinea Pig Cages
Information on how to build a spacious "cube and coroplast" habitat for your cavies. Features "how to" instructions, and a guide for finding the necessary materials.
Cali Cavy Collective
This is a really neat blog for "all things guinea pig." Offers lots of handy tips, news and updates on the CCC herd, as well as "A Piggy's Plea for Owners" -- a must-read for all cavy slaves.
The Happy Cavy
Live streaming guinea pig webcam of FeeBee, Hammy, Buttercup and Dot. Also features a blog, photos, tips and more! A fun site with some really cute graphics.
Guinea Pig Magazine
Really cute website (I love the wheeking, pooping pigs!). The magazine itself is from the UK, but shipping is reasonable and fast. Lots of color pictures of guinea pigs, plus feature articles and care tips. Worth checking out!
Pellets, Hay, Treats
Premium hay and pellets; exceptional service! We highly recommended--this is the only brand of pellets we will feed our herd. Shipping tends to be a little on the high side in certain parts of the country, but the quality is well worth it. Kleenmama carries timothy, alfalfa and bluegrass hays, and timothy & alfalfa pellets.
Sweet Meadow Farm
Family-owned and operated; rescue-friendly. SMF is a good alternate source for pellets and hay. They also offer a variety of toys and treats. Their timothy pellets have almost identical ingredients to Oxbow's Cavy Cuisine, but they are a family-owned operation that doesn't spend tons of money on advertising and new product development. Hays include a very nice organic herb timothy that our guys really like. Shipping is fairly steep.
Home of small pet supplies, all-natural treats and accessories
for rabbits, guinea pigs and more. Made in the USA. They also carry their own handfeeding formula, "Essentials for Life."
Medical & Other SuppliesCalifornia Vet Supply
A wide selection of veterinary supplies, including syringes, medications and supplements. Shipping is fast and reasonable; customer service is usually very responsive.
Abundant Health is a nice resource for Baxa syringes (under “Dispensing” on their website), curved tip syringes, amber bottles (great for storing liquid meds compounded from tablets) and more. I like the little plastic containers, too, for urine samples. Their prices are very competitive, they ship promptly, and the postage is reasonable.
Hand-made/Made in the USA toys designed for small animals to provide physical and mental stimuation. Toys are cavy-safe and environmentally friendly. Our guys really like some of these, including the fiber bowls, pine cones and orange slices.
Small Critter/Rabbit Enrichment Toys
We really like the replacement bottle springs on this website. They offer a small spring that fits 8 or 16 oz. bottles, and a large spring that fits 32 oz. bottles.
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie
Hand-made Puffy Beds and Mat Beds for guinea pigs and their pals. These are colorful and well-made; our guys enjoy lounging on them in their hideys. "Super Mats" (over-sized) also available for the big pigs in your life.
I love this website, and have purchased quite a few RockBug bracelets and earrings over the years. In addition to her custom design tags, necklaces, earrings and bracelets, she also has a line of wooden guinea pig jewelry that is really cute. Very nice attention to detail; all pieces are hand-made and of the highest quality. Fast, friendly service, too!
MiscellaneousParsley Pig & Friends
This book series is so cute, and the author is pro-rescue. Check out Briony Isaac's website with descriptions of each volume and more!
Sponsor A Guinea Pig
Where a dollar really can make a difference. Each month, a new special-needs pig is featured from a US or UK rescue, with a fund-raising goal. Donations in any amount are accepted and greatly appreciated, and help with vet bills and care. Won't you help a piggie in need?