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World Book Day!

It’s World Book Day this Thursday and we’re very excited here at Bertie towers! World Book Day is all about promoting reading and celebrating books in their many forms. We thought it would be fun to celebrate our favourite guinea pig stories, so Bertie’s illustrator, Liz has made a super Bertie Guinea Pig mask for you to […]

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Visiting the Vet

Nearly all guinea pigs have to see a vet at some point in their life. Just like us, guinea pigs can get poorly too! Vets help animals when they are sick. Sometimes guinea pigs need medicine, sometimes they might need a vet to help them with their claws or teeth. Guinea pigs are naturally nervous […]

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Happy Halloween!

Here in North East England, the autumn is well and truly upon us and to celebrate the new season we have a Bertie tale that’s perfect for Halloween! Bertie and his friends are about to try a brand new food and discover that Halloween can be a lot of fun for everyone: What food do you think […]

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Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

Horatio and Mable guinea pig, both from North East Guinea Pig Rescue

Did you know March is officially ‘Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month’? This annual event was started by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 2002. Of course, we like to think EVERY month is ‘Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month’ here! Two of our guinea pigs, Horatio and Mable (pictured below) […]

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A new hutch!

Peppa guinea pig on her bunk bed

Where do your guinea pigs live? Our three guineas live indoors. They have an open pen in our family room, it’s actually rather like the one you see in Bertie’s books! This is our new hutch, would you like to look inside? We’ve tried many different types of hutch over the years but this ‘C&C’ or ‘Cubes […]

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A carrot-filled Christmas!

Bertie’s Christmas Carrot is one of my favourite Bertie stories and it’s packed full of Christmas fun – after all, guinea pigs love Christmas magic too you know! Every year, our guinea pigs hang up their stockings (with a little help from us) and on Christmas morning they have their very own presents to open/chew! One Christmas Eve, […]

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Creating a buzz at Cherryburn!

Bertie and I were thrilled to be invited to the annual BeeFest at NT Cherryburn (the birth place of print artist Thomas Bewick) at the weekend. We were joined by our friends the Broomley Bees and lots of other exhibitors and visitors young and old – for a buzzing celebration of these incredible insects! We visited the bees in their […]

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Books Are My Bag!

I was thrilled to be invited along to our local bookshop, Forum Books in Corbridge last month for their Books Are My Bag party. Forum Kids! has just started selling Bertie’s audiobook CDs and asked me to go along and read some of his stories. I took a few of our soft toy guinea pigs along, some balloons […]

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Bertie at The Pet Show

Bertie and I had great fun at The Pet Show this year! We were invited along to entertain little guinea pig fans in the small arena and we were lucky enough to also share an exhibition stand with our friends,Guinea Pig Magazine               We had some lovely guinea pigs […]

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Bertie audiobooks

I’m very excited to tell you that Bertie’s books are now available in an audio collection! Bertie’s illustrator, Liz has helped me with this project and has created a super album cover featuring all the characters you’ll meet in the collection! In this first volume, Bertie meets a guinea pig with no squeak, helps out a clucky hen, […]

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