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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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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! We’ve tried many different types of hutch over the years but this ‘C&C’ or ‘Cubes and Correx’ design works really well for us because it’s so […]

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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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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 on our stand, they were very cuddly […]

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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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HapBEE Easter!

Did you know there’s a buzzy new tale in Bertie’s app? Bertie’s latest book, Bertie and the Buzzy Bee features a rather friendly honey bee called Bernie. What’s he doing in Bertie’s house? And why is Amy hiding in her igloo? Find out how bees collect nectar! This lovely summery story is beautifully illustrated and […]

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Pigs in training!

Our guinea pigs love ‘floor time’, often running wildly around the room in excitement – they really do gallop! We’ve recently moved our pigs from the worktop in the utility (where they lived when my little girl was a toddler), onto the floor and into our family room. They are loving the freedom to explore so easily now […]

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Adopt Rescued Guinea Pigs Month

Did you know March is officially Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month? The annual event was started by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 2002. US Cavy website Guinea Pig Today is helping to publicise the event across the world. They are encouraging people to adopt not just one, but two […]

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