Hello! Welcome to my blog, Eclipse Critters! My name is Anna and I'm writing to help inform others about the wonderful experience of guinea pig ownership. My husband Edgar and I currently care for six guinea pigs as well as three ferrets and one (very fuzzy) dog. Our guinea pigs have been the most challenging… Continue reading Welcome to Eclipse Critters!
Today, I'm going to do a review of Small Pet Select’s Flower Power Berry Boost and Vita-Licious Essentials Herbal Blends as well as the 4-piece toy sampler. We’ll start with the Herbal Blends. The Herbal Blends are meant to be used as a snack for your guinea pigs. You can sprinkle them around the cage… Continue reading Small Pet Select: Herbal Blends and Toy Sampler Review
This month has been difficult. Right before starting this blog, we lost Rowlf, one of our ferrets, to insulinoma. Then shortly after starting the blog, we lost Ben, another ferret to the same disease. Both ferrets were over 7 years old so we knew we didn’t have much time left with them but it was… Continue reading Goodbye, Warren
Toward my goal of helping others provide the best care possible for their pigs, I'm going to do a series of articles simply called "Common Health Problems in Guinea Pigs." I'll describe specific illnesses that a pig parent should be able to recognize. I'll tell you about the signs, symptoms and basic treatments. Remember that… Continue reading Common Health Problems in Guinea Pigs: Scurvy
Our guinea pig story starts in the fall of 2015 when a literal packrat infiltrated our house. I saw it one night absconding across the kitchen floor with a cracker. I remained calm. Dog did not remain calm. Dog barked. And barked some more. When dog wasn’t barking he was sitting in the kitchen staring… Continue reading How’d You Get All Those Pigs?!: The Herd Story
Having a healthy pig depends on the pig’s human providing them with a good diet. It’s such a huge part of guinea pig care that I’m sure that I will write many-a-blog on the subject. However, for just a quick rundown of the basics, this is a good place to start. First and foremost, every… Continue reading A Pig Diet: Just the Basics
No matter what type of pet you have, you should have some sort of first-aid kit in case of an emergency. There’s nothing worse than the helplessness you feel after discovering your pet has an illness late at night. You can’t call your vet. The stores are closed. There’s nothing you can do other than… Continue reading Creating a Guinea Pig Health Kit
A few months ago, Bartlet, one of our guinea pigs, was diagnosed with pneumonia and we very nearly lost him. This occurred partly because we had just moved and I suspect that the new routine caused some stress. Also, I have to admit that we were not as vigilant in monitoring his health as we… Continue reading “Wheekly” Health Checks: Ensuring Guinea Pig Health in Just 10 Minutes per Week