Helen’s guinea pigs
Bertie’s author, Helen has loved guinea pigs her whole life. They have been part of her family since she was a little girl, that’s over thirty years ago!
The characters in Bertie’s stories are all based on real-life pets and their cheeky antics. The stories are full of fun and squeaks, just like Helen’s real house! It’s Helen’s present day guinea pigs that you can hear squeaking in the stories.
Bertie and Jenny were two very special guinea pigs that lived with Helen a long time ago. They really were best friends and Jenny really did have no squeak! Here’s an old photo of them both. Can you spot which guinea pig is Bertie and which one is Jenny?
Bertie’s new YouTube channel has regular hutch updates and videos of Helen’s current guinea pigs. Just click on the window to meet them. Don’t forget to subscribe to Bertie’s channel to receive new video alerts!
All photos copyright Helen J. Aitken