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A prolonged heatwave warning has been issued, so if you have guinea pigs or rabbits PLEASE make sure that they are comfortable and not in danger of suffering heat stroke or other heat related issues.

Top tips:

Provide plenty of shade

Provide high water snacks such as cucumber or berries

Give plenty of water and change it frequently so it is cool and refreshing

Use an ice pod or frozen water bottle wrapped in a towel

Check on them frequently throughout the day

For more information check out our guide to caring for guinea pigs in summer.

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About us

April Lodge Guinea Pig Rescue was established in 2004 and we have cared for over 1500 unwanted guinea pigs in our ten year history. We’re proud to say that over 1350 of these went on to be adopted and around 50 went into foster care. We endeavour to find our guinea pigs kind, loving, permanent homes following a poor start in life.

Registered with the Charities Commission, number 1121002 since 2007
Charity Founder: Val Savage B.A.R., Guinea Pig Health Advisor

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