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Can Guinea Pigs Eat Potatoes?

Once upon a time the innocent potato found itself threatened by the ravenous guinea pig. No, really, this actually happened. Both our favorite furry potatoes as well as the standard variety originated in and around where is now known as Peru. The potato developed an alkaloid that’s toxic to guinea pigs (and most mammals, really) … Continue Reading

Saying goodbye to a pet

When is it time to say goodbye?

Saying goodbye to a pet is totally dreaded. Heart wrenching. Confusing. Dehydrating. Unfortunately, too many of us know too well. Here’s Twix’s story. And mine.  People failed Twix, badly, from the start. I’ll skip the details on that. Then he came to me, and I loved him madly. He was as laid back as a guinea pig … Continue Reading

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