Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cavy Savvy 200 Members Fall Giveaway

We started this blog two years ago with the idea of bringing a guinea pig perspective to the foods we eat, the products we use, and the issues we face. Back then, we had no idea that this idea would resonate with so many of you. We just reached 200 members, so now we feel like celebrating with a giveaway! With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to give a bag of Oxbow treats! (No tricks. We promise! ) You're probably wheeking with excitement now, so here is how to participate:

Contest Rules:

  • You must be a resident of the continental United States.
  • You have to be a follower of this blog. To follow us, just click the "join this site" button on the right.
  • To enter, leave a comment on this blog post expressing your interest in participating in the contest. 
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced on this blog on November 3rd. All entries must be received by November 3rd at 12:00 pm (Eastern time) to be eligible.

Good luck!

Can I enter our contest? I love Oxbow treats!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Product Review: Kaytee Clean & Cozy Small Pet Bedding

Today we're going to review Kaytee Clean & Cozy bedding. On the Kaytee website, they have a picture of this bedding in white. (Long-time readers of this blog know our feelings on white bedding.) We went instead with the "natural" brown color instead.

Looks a lot like our usual Carefresh bedding
You know how humans are obsessed with that money stuff? I think they said this was a dollar or two cheaper than Carefresh. I think that's right, anyway. Money isn't that interesting to us guinea pigs. Although we might chew on dollar bills if given the opportunity.

Looks comfortable.
Feels comfortable.
This bedding was soft, had good odor control, and wasn't dusty. This stuff is pretty much identical to Carefresh, which is a good thing. 5/5 stars!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Persimmons?

The humans were going to feed us persimmons one time before, but they decided not to. Why? Because there are two types of persimmons, and they got the wrong kind. Hachiya persimmons are the wrong kind, and fuyu persimmons are the right kind. Fuyu have flat bottoms, and taste sweet, while Hachiya persimmons are painfully tart; they're so tart that the humans were making funny faces after tasting them. They threw them out without feeding them to us. We protested, but the humans insisted that they would hurt our mouths and we'd hate it. I suppose after criticizing the humans for not knowing better when they fed us lemons, we should be glad they spared us from a food we'd hate.

Guinea pigs can have persimmons as an occasional treat in small quantities. (We didn't find anything more specific as to the frequency, so we're going to say no more than once a week.) Our humans cut up one-quarter of a fuyu persimmon to be shared between the three of us.

This is a fuyu persimmon.
It's tasty!

We did get a little bored near the end and left a chunk for the humans to clean up, but otherwise, we loved it! We give persimmons 4.5/5 stars!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Products Review: Super Pet Bunny Flip 'N' Toss Carrot

Today we're going to review Super Pet Bunny Flip 'N' Toss Carrot. Despite the word "bunny" being in the name of this product, the front of the package claims it is also for guinea pigs.

Is that a carrot? We love carrots!
Wait, that's just orange and green rope.
That's boring. I'm going to drink some water now.
In fairness, many of the bunnies who tried this thing seem to like it. However, this blog comes from a guinea pig perspective, and from the perspective of these three piggies, this is one boring toy! We also find it highly disappointing that this was not a real carrot, which we would have enjoyed much more. We give this toy 1/5 stars.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Product Review: Super Pet Apple Orchard Sticks

The nice thing about the pignic that we recently attended is that they had some guinea pig accessories on-sale at a deep discount. While we personally don't care about money (Can we eat it? Then we don' care...), we know that our humans complain if they spend too much of it, and they're more likely to get us stuff if they don't have to spend too much of it, so we care about money indirectly. Thanks to the pignic, today we're trying Super Pet Apple Orchard Sticks.

Hmm... Doesn't look very fun.

I see them, but is there anything else to chew on?
No? Oh well. Let's just eat hay, then.
Bad choice, humans. These sticks are totally boring, and we give them 1/5 stars. (Note that like the music chews, these things are supposed to going in the Super Pet Ka-Bob dispenser, which we don't have. However, we can't imagine liking these things any more if they were dangling in front of us.)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


We recently went to the PIGSTRAVAGANZA! Pignic in Maryland and had a great time. We had wanted to attend pignics previously, but things never quite worked out. As usual, we weren't fans of being in the car, and this was an especially long car ride for us. Once we got there, we realized that the humans had made a mistake and bought a playpen that was too small for the three of us. Luckily, a nice human couple decided to share their spacious playpen with us, using our small playpen as a divider.

If you're interested in attending a pignic too, then check the list of pignics at (Also make sure you read their section on pignic etiquette at the bottom of the page.)

Aren't you two coming out? You both claim to be the dominant one!
"Tic Tac Poo?" I want to play!
For once, I don't have to go. Sorry, humans. I can't win you any prizes this time.
They have poop candies for sale. Maybe you could buy those and just drop them on the "tic tac poo" board?
Guinea pig shaped treats for humans. You know what would be even better? Human shaped treats for guinea pigs!
Hello, other piggies!
Can't remember the last time I saw other pigs (not counting on the internet).

That pig wishes he/she had a pigloo right about now!
Wow, another texel! She even kind of looks like me.
Do you smell like me, too?
Hey, those aren't guinea pigs. They're way too big. I think they might be capybaras.
Save some for the rest of us, Lola!
Oh, hello! Looks like we have a next-door neighbor now. What's your name? Custard? That's a nice name.
Human piglets attacking a poop piñata.
Don't hit that piggy piñata! It looks too cute to hit!
Lola, have you met Custard?
Looks like Custard is going to have some company.
Sniffing each other. The traditional guinea pig greeting.
Nice costumes. 
Another nice costume.
The crayons won the costume contest.
This hippy was very mellow about not winning.
Lola, are you still eating grass?
Now that everyone's out of hiding, let's all eat grass together.
By the way, we had our picture taken in costume. Broccoli actually got a chance to wear the famous guinea pig armor (minus the helmet). Click here to see it!

We give this pignic 5/5 stars!