Guinea Pig Awareness Week returns

Guinea Pig Awareness Week returns

Guinea Pig Awareness Week is back from September 19 to 23  with its “Home Squeak Home” theme focused on providing the right environment for your furry friends.

Organisers Burgess Pet Care, which is also behind Rabbit Awareness Week wants GPAW partners to educate and inform guinea pig owners about their pets’ welfare needs.

Online content on the GPAW Facebook page, includes educational videos, live streams, and Q&As from experts and veterinary professionals.

Charlotte Varley, communications manager for Burgess Pet Care, said: “We are delighted to see the return of GPAW for a second year, which recognises the importance of ensuring that we provide essential care and support the well-being of the nation’s guinea pigs.

“Rescue centres up and down the country were really supportive of the first GPAW last year, and we’re hoping for an even better response for ‘Home Squeak Home’. The information within our digital GPAW packs will provide rescue centres with lots of ideas and advice on how to host their own events.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for rescues to get involved, raise their profile and educate owners about the best care they can give to their guinea pigs, and to emphasise the responsibility that comes with ownership.”

Suzanne Moyes, veterinary director at Burgess Pet Care, added: “Like rabbits, guinea pigs are often considered to be easy animals to care for, when in fact they have very specific welfare needs.

“As rescue centres are often contacted by owners seeking help and advice, it would be fantastic to see as many as possible getting involved in GPAW, so that together we can engage, inform and educate guinea pig owners about their pets’ specific welfare needs, and improve the lives of these gorgeous pets.”

For more information and to download the GPAW packs, visit the campaign website.