Guinea pigs are small, sociable, 'chatty' rodents.
There are different breeds and varieties of guinea pigs, with a wide variety of colour and coat lengths.
Typically guinea pigs live for 5-6 years, but some may live longer.
Our guinea pig’s diet
Guinea pigs are herbivores – meaning they only eat plants. Their ideal diet includes:
We buy all of the food and bedding from the local pet shop. If you would like to donate a bag of hay, food or even treats, please drop them off at the school office. We thank you in advance.
Making feeding more exciting is a great way of keeping our guinea pigs active and happy.
In the wild, they’d spend a lot of their day grazing and searching for food.
We replicate this for our pet guinea pigs by hiding food around their enclosure for them to sniff out.
We give them:
Like us, our guinea pigs can’t make their own vitamin C.
They need to get it from their food. Good quality guinea pig nuggets will contain vitamin C.
Leafy greens and fresh veg are also a great source of vitamin C, especially: