Me and my Piggies

Guinea pigs have been a passion of mine since I was a young child. Their cheeky characters and individual personalities always capture my heart and I feel they never get given the credit they deserve!!
They are often seen as a child’s disposable pet! But they are SO much more!!
Over the years I have taken on piggies for people, some from lovely homes who’s circumstances had unfortunately changed and others from less fortunate situations.
One thing I’ve learnt over the years is how much all my piggies LOVE a cosy bed to snuggle into! So I thought what better way to spread the Piggie Paws love then to create cosy items to sell, which in turn gives me the satisfaction of knowing I’ve created a lovely cosy item for another piggie out there to snuggle down into and enjoy.

Guinea pigs have been a passion of mine since I was a young child. Their cheeky characters and individual personalities always capture my heart and I feel they never get given the credit they deserve!!
They are just seen as a child’s disposable pet! But they are SO much more!!
Over the years I have taken on piggies for people, some from lovely homes who’s circumstances had unfortunately changed and others from less fortunate situations.
One thing I’ve learnt over the years is how much all my piggies LOVE a cosy bed to snuggle into! So I thought what better way to spread the Piggie Paws love then to create cosy items to sell, which in turn gives me the satisfaction of knowing I’ve created a lovely cosy item for another piggie out there to snuggle down into and enjoy.

Meet My Girls

Ruby

Born in February 2019.
Ruby is the Queen of a herd of 7 sows here at Piggie Paws.
She is a super confident piggie that is always first in line at veggie time. She keeps all the other girls in line in the most gentle of ways. Never pushy or mean! She just goes around keeping all the younger
ones in check if they need it, never allowing any members of the herd to be picked on or left out. She will break up any bickering and if she see’s one of the shyer girls sitting alone she will go over and
sit with them. She is a perfect Queen to any herd and a very cherished member of the Piggie Paws gang!

Nellie

Born in March 2020.
Nellie is Ruby’s sidekick. She isn’t top dog but she is a very much respected member of the herd. The others would never challenge her. If she tells them no then they don’t question it, they will just move on.
Nellie is a confident and super sweet girl who adores her cuddles! She nestles into your neck and would happily stay there for hours!

Beryl

Born in March 2020.
Beryl is the sweetest girl who was unfortunately born deaf, she is definitely the lowest ranking member of the herd. The other piggies will gladly steal her veggies or treats from right under her nose, knowing full well she would never dare tell them no. She is incredibly shy, which I’m sure is due to her being deaf, but always tries her hardest not to be! She may not always be seen but she is most definitely always heard! She has by far the loudest squeak when it comes to veggie time!

Alice

Born in March 2019.
Alice, otherwise known as ASBO pig!! This girl is a complete menace to society! Your typical mean girl attitude! She’s the girl that will pull your hair and steal your lunch, then want to be your best friend 5 minutes later! If there is drama, you can guarantee she’s the instigator! She will try her hardest to work her way up the rankings in the herd but will swiftly be put back in her place by the higher
ranking females! Tormenting Beryl is her favourite pastime. She will wind her up like something rotten! And then be cuddled up to her fast asleep 5 minutes later! A confident girl with a giant personality!

Betsy

Born in March 2019.
Baby Betsy, Where do I start? This piggie is the sweetest little soul! She never makes a fuss about anything! She is everyone’s friend and doesn’t have a single mean bone in her body! She loves a cuddle and adores her food. She will happily mingle with the others but will be equally happy just munching away on her own. If anyone tries to start drama with her she just calmly turns and walks away. Her all time favourite is our fleece tunnels, she loves nothing more then having a good snooze in them!

Rita

Born in May 2022.
Rita is the most social of pigs! No matter what you are doing, Rita will be in the middle of it. Climbing in the dustpan when your cleaning or climbing on your feet in excitement when it’s hay time. She is such a confident girl. She loves to hang out with Alice, wherever Alice is, Rita is never far behind.

Apricot

Born in August 2021.
Apricot is very similar to Betsy, in both looks and personality. She is another one who just gets on with her day, she doesn’t bother anyone or cause any drama, but she’s always there to be a friend to anyone who needs it. She’s a sweet little soul! Loves a cuddle and most definitely loves her food!

Pearl

Born in July 2018.
Pearl lives separately from the herd with her sister Olive. Pearl is an extremely confident piggie. Whenever you walk in the room you can guarantee Pearl will be there, right at the front, desperate for a treat and a head scratch! She has the sweetest relationship with her sister, although after almost 5 years they still havn’t decided who the boss is out of the two of them!

Olive

Born in July 2018.
Olive is such a shy piggie. You would think that would make her back away from authority but oh no! Olive definitely gives as good as she gets when her sister Pearl tries to be the top dog. They spend 99% of their day either sleeping beside each other, or rumble strutting at each other, popcorning and then running away! She is hidden away most of the time but you can guarantee her little nose will pop out from wherever she is sleeping when she hears the treat packet shake. She will stretch out as far as she can to take what’s in your hand and then shoot back to her hiding spot to enjoy. She’s a very timid girl but that’s okay with us. She is living her best life with her sister Pearl, and that’s all we care about.