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Guinea Pig Awareness Week

… is back! Sept 19th-23rd 

As guinea pig owners we know how great our cavies are. That’s why, here at Burgess Pet Care, we are really excited to announce the third Guinea Pig Awareness Week (GPAW)!

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What is GPAW?

Guinea Pig Awareness Week, or GPAW, is a week of activities dedicated to guinea pigs. We will be bringing you a week of exclusive content over on our GPAW Facebook page. Join our Excel guinea pigs Berry and Bramble, throughout the week as we explore what it means to be a guinea pig owner and share some top tips, uncover interesting facts and, of course, post lots of great photos!

Endorsed by the British Veterinary Association and British Small Animal Veterinary Association, we will be covering the five welfare needs of our guinea pigs.

Plus, our partners will be helping us along the way. For this jam-packed week of activities, we have partnered with four animal welfare charities:

What is GPAW?

When and where?

Date: 19th – 23rd September
Location: Visit the GPAW website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram pages @GuineaPigAwarenessWeek

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How can I get involved in GPAW?

All of our content is going to be on the Guinea Pig Awareness Week Facebook page. Go ahead and give it a like to stay up to date with all the action.

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How can I get involved in GPAW?

Want to be reminded?

Sign up to our mailing list to receive reminders, plus exclusive Burgess discounts, news and more.

What will you be doing in GPAW?

Guinea Pig Awareness Week 2022 will cover how important the environment is for keeping guinea pigs happy and healthy.

With our charity partners, we’ll be sharing videos, blogs and top tips on guinea pig care. We want to help guinea pig owners find out more about how to care for their guinea pigs, so we’ll have plenty of handy tips and tricks along the way too. All taking place over on our GPAW Facebook page.

What are the five guinea pig welfare needs?

1. Diet

We’ll be answering questions such as ‘what foods can guinea pigs eat?’ and taking a closer look at the Excel Feeding Plan.

2. Environment

Are your guinea pigs indoors or outdoors? Find out how to create the perfect housing for your guinea pigs!

3. Behaviour

Ever wondered what your guinea pigs’ noises mean? Join us to learn more about guinea pig behaviours.

4. Companionship

Find out more about how to bond with your guinea pigs and why these social animals should be kept in suitable pairs or groups

5. Health

Discover some handy tips and tricks about how to complete guinea pig health checks and what signs of illness to look out for in your guinea pigs.

Discover more about the needs of your guinea pig with our Guinea Pig Care Guides.

Want to keep the conversation going all year round? Our Excel Squeak Squad Facebook group is a safe community for dedicated guinea pig owners to share advice and friendly discussions.

Join our Squeak Squad recruits today for exclusive discounts, fun missions and lots of cute guinea pig pics!

Are rabbits more your style? Don’t forget Rabbit Awareness Week will be back in June 2023! 

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