• I know I've mentioned before that I'd show you the best way to make easy fleece pads for Guinea Pigs. Today I'm showing you how to make simple Guinea Pig fleece pads for any size cage or habitat!
    Fleece Bedding,  guinea pigs,  Habitats & Cages,  Pets

    How To Make Easy Fleece Pads For Guinea Pigs

    I know I’ve mentioned before that I’d show you the best way to make easy fleece pads for Guinea Pigs. Today I’m showing you how to make simple Guinea Pig fleece pads for any size cage or habitat! This method is simple, anyone can do it and you can hand stitch these pads or use a sewing machine. I’m going to be using a sewing machine so that it’s easier and quicker but if you don’t have access to a sewing machine this can all be done by hand. How To Make Easy Fleece Pads for Guinea Pigs: Using fleece bedding for Guinea Pigs is not just easier and cheaper,…

  • assortment of clean rabbit water bottles
    Pets,  rabbits,  Tips & Tricks

    How To Clean Rabbit Water Bottles | Try This Trick!

    Cleaning Rabbit Water Bottles | Try This Trick! is a post that contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase I make a small commission at no cost to use. That money helps keep the lights on here at Charlie and The Pips, we thank you for your support!  Learning how to clean rabbit water bottles properly can be life or death for your pets. Small animals are susceptible to dehydration which can quickly cause death, clean water is a must for healthy rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and other small pets. I’m going to show you the best (and easiest) way to clean rabbit water bottles. This is a trick…

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    DIY,  guinea pigs,  Habitats & Cages,  Pets,  Tips & Tricks

    How To Litter Train A Guinea Pig

    How To Litter Train A Guinea Pig is a post that contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase I make a small commission at no cost to use. That money helps keep the lights on here at Charlie and The Pips, we thank you for your support!  If you have a Guinea Pig chances are you are looking for ways to cut down on the mess. I’m going to show you how to litter train a Guinea Pig so that you can do less cleaning and have more fun with your piggies. First things first: you should know going in that it’s almost impossible to get a Guinea…

  • Owning a pet is a big responsibility, none greater perhaps than that of a dog. Dogs are unique and knowing if you are ready for a dog is more difficult than just knowing you want a dog! Let's look at some of the ways you can tell if you're ready for a dog.
    Dogs,  Pets

    How To Know If You’re Ready For A Dog

    Owning a pet is a big responsibility, none greater perhaps than that of a dog. Dogs are unique and knowing if you are ready for a dog is more difficult than just knowing you want a dog! Let’s look at some of the ways you can tell if you’re ready for a dog. How To Know If You’re Ready For A Dog Everyone is different. Maybe your list of reasons why you know you’re ready for a dog will be different from mine. In my experience these are some common ways to know that you are ready to dive into the fun, exciting, stressful world of dog ownership. I’ve done my research!…

  • Feeding pets can get expensive, it's one of the top costs of pet ownership. My tips for frugal pet food are mostly for guinea pigs and rabbits in this case.
    guinea pigs,  Pets,  rabbits,  Tips & Tricks

    Frugal Pet Food | Money Saving Tips

    Feeding guinea pigs fresh produce is a must for their health and happiness. Rabbits need fresh veggies and fruits as well. Feeding pets can get expensive, it’s one of the top costs associated with pet ownership. Here’s how we feed our extra large group of guinea pigs and rabbits without spending a small fortune! My tips for frugal pet food apply mostly to guinea pigs and rabbits in this case 🙂 Frugal Pet Food | Money Saving Tips Let’s get something out of the way right up front: we don’t sacrifice quality of life or quality of care in order to save money. So please don’t feel the need to…

  • If you've ever brought home a new guinea pig I'm sure you've wondered what it is safe to feed them! Today we're talking about safe foods for guinea pigs and answering that #1 question: what can guinea pigs eat? 
    guinea pigs,  Pets

    What Can Guinea Pigs Eat?

    If you’ve ever brought home a new guinea pig I’m sure you’ve wondered what it is safe to feed them! Today we’re talking about safe foods for guinea pigs and answering that #1 question: what can guinea pigs eat? What Can Guinea Pigs Eat? Sometimes we don’t think about what is safe for animals to eat. We assume that if it doesn’t hurt us, as people, it won’t hurt them. That’s not always true. When trying to decide what to feed your guinea pig you’ll need to consider what is safe for guinea pigs to eat. How does this list of foods safe for guinea pigs work? I’m going to…

  • So you've brought home a new guinea pig? Now what?! Right?! Here are our best quick tips for guinea pig care to make life easier and happier for everyone!
    guinea pigs,  Pets,  Tips & Tricks

    Quick Tips For Guinea Pig Care

    So you’ve brought home a new guinea pig? Now what?! Right?! If you’ve never had a guinea pig before there’s a little bit of a learning curve. Here are our best quick tips for guinea pig care. These pointers for guinea pigs will help you get set up, on track, and settled in with your new furry friend. Quick Tips For Guinea Pig Care Setting Up a Guinea Pig Cage The first thing you’ll need is somewhere safe, secure, and happy for your guinea pig to live! We are big fans of Midwest guinea pig habitats. Others are not. The choice will ultimately be yours…do what’s best for you and…

  • We all know that dog toys can get expensive. With two big dogs in the house we are always cleaning, repairing, or replacing dog toys. These awesome DIY dog toys give us a cost effective option that our boys really love! 
    DIY,  Dogs,  Pets

    15 DIY Dog Toys Your Pup Will Actually Like

    We all know that dog toys can get expensive. With two big dogs in the house we are always cleaning, repairing, or replacing dog toys. These awesome DIY dog toys give us a cost effective option that our boys really love! You can make DIY dog toys for next to nothing. They’re so inexpensive compared to the ones at pet stores and online. I love it for my chewers…who will gnaw the feet, tags, and noses off of everything we bring into the house if we let them! I love that with these DIY dog toys I can let them go to town without constantly having to redirect them to…

  • Deciding to rescue animals is a big deal, it requires a lot of thought and some research. Here are our top 5 reasons to rescue guinea pigs! 
    guinea pigs,  Pets

    5 Reasons To Rescue Guinea Pigs

    5 Reasons To Rescue Guinea Pigs is a post that contains affiliate links to products I use and trust. If you click through and make a purchase I may make a small commission at no cost to you.  Deciding to rescue animals is a big deal, it requires a lot of thought and some research. Here are our top 5 reasons to rescue guinea pigs! We have found that rescuing animals is a rewarding experience and I think that it can be the same for you too! If you are considering getting a guinea pig, check out our list below. There are a lot of reasons to rescue Guinea pigs but these…

  • Bringing home a new rabbit is exciting! It's also a little hectic. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions...with answers! We are answering your questions about rabbits right here to try and help you learn as much as possible about your new furry friend! #rabbits #bunnies
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    Rabbits | Frequently Asked Questions

    Bringing home a new rabbit is exciting! It’s also a little hectic. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions…with answers! We are answering your questions about rabbits right here to try and help you learn as much as possible about your new furry friend! Commonly Asked Rabbit Questions | Rabbit FAQ If you are new to the rabbit world it can all be a little overwhelming. I get that. Sometimes I get overwhelmed and I’ve had rabbits for most of my life. There’s a lot to consider and a lot to think about. If you have questions, hopefully we can help! Here are some answers to some of…