My name is Robin. I am a Canadian mother to 3
human kids and many furry babies, including my service dog Odie. I am the master mind, creator and information gatherer for Canadian Cavy but most importantly, I am a woman who is passionate about
I created Canadian Cavy to help educate Canadians on the proper care of guinea pigs. When I first started my guinea pig journey in 2008 I found little information for Canadians online. That's when my love became a passion of mine. In 2009 I decided to start making a site that would have information for Canadians. Since then I've added, by error and trial or hours of research, information onto my ever growing site.
Education is key to happy healthy guinea pigs. I've learned many things over the years, some good and some bad but the reason I still work hard to maintain this site is because I know first hand what its like to try to learn this on ones own.
My only goal is to help you help your guinea pig. I do not profit from my site, nor any content on here. I pay a monthly fee to keep this site going and its my gift to all piggies that their parents be able to see the effort this site gives to help educate owners. *Future plans: online store with hand made guinea pig bedding stay tuned!!!*
We currently have 9 cavies, 4 skinny pig boys, 2 Furry Boars and 3 Sows. We have currently 4 cages and while that seems like a lot its really not when you have perfect routine.
None of the following guinea pigs are for adoption. These are my personal piggies (aka sanctuary guinea pigs). They may not be rehomeable due to age or they were foster fails, either way they live here full time and there is never a dull moment!
Want to learn more about each piggie? Keep reading......
Alba is and unknown breed. Her fur feels crinkly but soft at the same time. Her hair flows back towards her bum which makes her part Silkie. She came to us in June 2014 with her sister Happy. Alba means Dawn in Italian. If you scroll down you will notice another guinea pig who looks a lot like her, her name was Eve, hence the name Dawn.
Alba is a very timid girl until she trusts you. Once you have that trust she will sit by the side of the cage begging for treats and pets. She currently has cataracts due to her elderly age.
Pumpkin is a spunky Abby x American piggie. She is from Molly's final litter that was born here after a surrender. We fell fast in love with her chubby butt when she was born, we just couldn't give her up.
Pumpkin has always had a pretty easy life. Shes a pampered diva who's demands are usually the loudest.
She doesn't like being picked up or pet in the cage but once settled on your lap she is one snuggle piggie.
Potato is called a Teddy breed. Her hair is short, stands on end and feels like a crinkly sponge. She our second oldest and need daily ear cleaning due to her breed.
Shes also our chunkiest piggie! She's always up for some veggies or treats.
She's got such a cute face but due to her care needs we decided that cute face or not, she had to say.
She was an owner surrender due to job changes, allergies in the family and moving.
Chong is a recent surrender. He came to us with his brother because his previous owner is moving across the country and worried the stress may be too much.
More to come.
Oreo hasn't had it the easiest. He came with Todd and Mr. dinkles but didn't get along with either. We found him the perfect cage pal but sadly he passed away. Recently we decided to try him again with another boar, Mr. Bean but Mr. Bean is still in quarantine so that will come in another couple weeks.
Oreo is my escape artist and currently has a 2x4 cage that opens to a pet safe room. We gave up keeping him in his cage because he's just break out over and over. He's also the only piggie I have who will come running to anyone for a pet. He's the smartest sweetest piggie I have ever had.
Cheech is a recent surrender. He came to us with his brother because his previous owner is moving across the country and worried the stress may be too much.
More to come.