Jeepers squeakers!

The Christmas issue of our newsletter, Jeepers Squeakers, is out now!

Merry Christmas, from all at April Lodge!

Merry Christmas, from all at April Lodge!

Highlights this issue include:

  • Our Christmas Appeal: Every unwanted guinea pig in our care needs access to dry feed, vegetables, bedding and fresh, clean hay, every day. Just £5 a month will help us care for one animal, for one month. Make a regular donation by standing order today, and help us continue our work at this very busy time of year.
  • A Guinea Pig Nativity: a beautiful, hard-backed book featuring the Christmas story as portrayed by a set of characterful piggies! Copies cost just £7.99 and are available from our shop. Come and visit to see our full range of Christmas gifts and piggy-themed items
  • Christmas Boarding: do you need someone to look after your guinea pig over the festive period?
  • Upcoming events: ‘A night at the guinea pig races’ – 7th December 2013
  • Volunteers wanted: could you give some of your time to help us in the shelter? Email if you could spare the time to take photographs for the website, or to help out with animal care duties.

Read Jeepers Squeakers! online

A Guinea Pig Nativity!

December is approaching, and you’re probably wondering what to buy for the guinea pig fan in your life.

A Guinea Pig Nativity is the Christmas Story as you’ve never seen it before: with (you guessed it) guinea pigs! It’s a perfect stocking filler, with well-known biblical characters brought to life by some very photogenic piggies. It’s available from the Shop at April Lodge, and we have plenty of copies available. Six of the guinea pigs featured are ex rescues, and we’re delighted to be supporting it.

Copies cost £7.99 and can be mailed for an additional £1.50, or you can pop into our shop during opening hours and pick up a copy. To order, email us at

A Guinea Pig Nativity

A Guinea Pig Nativity

Oh, and if you’re leaving a carrot for Rudolph on Christmas Eve, make sure the piggies get one too!