News and events Latest news Guinea Pig Awareness Week Our Friends at Burgess Pet Care have launched the first ever Guinea Pig Awareness Week. See all the information below or visit the official website for more information. Guinea pigs make great family pets and with the right care and attention, you can have a long and happy life together. However, there is a common misconception that these small animals are easy to look after. Although small in size, their needs are not, and guinea pigs require just as much care and attention as you would give to your cat or dog. Does your guinea pig have the right balance when it comes to their diet? The majority of their diet should be made up of high quality feeding hay (85-90%), supplemented with a small amount of vitamin rich nuggets (5%), fresh greens and herbs (10%) and the occasional healthy treat. Fresh water should always be available! Companionship is a vital part of guinea pig enrichment, could you identify these behaviours?