Issue 38, May/June 2017


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Welcome to Issue 38… If you have lost a special pig lately, you are not alone! Lots of us have lost special piggies lately but it’s good that we have each other! You might need some tissues for this issue.


But of course that’s not all, and on a happier note we have:


Guinea Pigs and Mental Health: Piggies Promote Purpose and Positivity; Mental health is a subject close to our hearts here at GPM, as are our piggies. This article looks at the statistics and personal experiences of the author and suggests what it is that make guineas the perfect companions for people with emotional problems.


Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue Oh my! After reading this you will agree that if you had to be a rescue piggy – this is where you would want to end up. We were in awe as we spoke to Saskia, the wonder woman behind it all. And you will never guess who she met on a train in London…


R is for RESPIRATORY Problems in our Medical A – Z; Suffering from a Respiratory Infection is relatively common with guinea pigs Our in-house Expert Katharine Frayling shows us all the things to look out for, be it a URI or an LRTI (and if you don’t know the differences between these you definitely need to read this!)


Q & A with Vet Nurse Nikki: We asked Nikki questions about respiratory infections from a practical point of view, what to expect and what the treatment may involve. And do you know how to make a simple ‘fume chamber’ to help congested piggies breathe?


The FANTASTIC history of Wiebke’s Tribe continues with The Second Generation We have been learning from The Tribe for many years. But how did it evolve and develop? Wiebke takes us back to the year 2011…


Rescue Story: Lucy’s story is told by Sue Tate from Cavy Corner; Baby Lucy was born with no eyes into a large mixed sex colony on a ‘city farm’ type of visitor attraction…


COMPETITION: Find the missing pieces and you will be in with a chance of winning a BIG prize from our friends at Rosewood Pets!


Meet and greet our new EXPERT: We have a great new expert for you to meet – Dr Stephanie Hammond takes a place on our esteemed panel of really clever experts. Here we find out all about her and of course her piggies


  • And because we like to get in as much as possible without lots of adverts, we give you… The Adorable Adoptables, Reader’s Pigs, Your letters, Ask the Experts, GPM’s Next Top Model, Thoughts before Vegtime; and of course, all your gorgeous pigs in the Guinea Gallery!
Additional information

Additional information

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 35 x 23 x 0.5 cm
Magazine Format

Online Edition, Printed Glossy Magazine