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Last updated: 04 Jul 96

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Cavy Lexicon

cavy n,  pl  cavies [NL Cavia, genus name, from obsolete Portuguese cavia (now savia ), from Tupi sawiya  rat]  1 :  any of several short-tailed roughhaired South American rodents (family Caviidae); esp :  GUINEA PIG  2  :  any of several rodents related to the cavies.

guinea pig  1 :  a small stout-bodied short-eared nearly tailess domesticated rodent (Cavia cobaya ) often kept as a pet and widely used in biological research -- called also cavy.

Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary ©1977

guinea pig n. 1. Any of various small, short-eared domesticated rodents of the genus Cavia , having variously colored hair and no visible tail.  They are widely kept as pets and often used as experimental animals.

American Heritage Dictionary - Standard Edition

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Here's a list of guinea pig books, booklets, magazines and computer software resources I've collected over the years.

Guinea Pig Publications

TItle Publisher /
Date /
ASPCA Pet Care Guide for Kids - Guinea Pigs Dorling Kindersley, NY / 1-56458-125-X 1992 / 45 Hardback. Mark Evans. Other titles in series: kitten, puppy, hamster & rabbit.
The Complete Book on Taming and Training Your Guinea Pig Silver Sea Press / 0-916005-06-2 1987 / 28 Paperback. Vicki Lasell.
Critters USA -
Guide to Buying and Caring for Samll Animals 1996 Annual
Fancy Publications 1995 / 144 Magazine. First issue. Includes several cavy oriented articles.
Enjoy Your Guinea Pig
(Pet Library Enjoy series)
The Pet Library LTD / 0-87826-353-5 19XX / 32 Paperback. Earl Schneider.
Guinea Pigs
(Contains over 80 Full-Color Photos and Drawings)
TFH Publications / 0-86622-830-6 1988 / 128 Hard cover. Kay Ragland.
Guinea Pigs
(16 Pages of Full-Color Photos Inside)
TFH Publications / 0-86622-987-6 1990 / 80 Paperback. Carolyn Ruf.
Guinea Pigs -
A Complete Introduction
TFH Publications / 0-86622-383-5 1987 / 128 Paperback. Margaret Elward.
Guinea Pigs -
A Complete Pet Owner's Manual
(With a Special Chapter: Understaind Guinea Pigs - Plus 35 Full-Color Photos)
Barron's Educational Services, Inc./ 0-8120-4612-9 1990 / 64 Paperback. Katrin Behrend. Translated from German.
Guinea Pigs -
A Guide to the Selection, care and breeding of Guinea Pigs
TFH Publications 1957 / 26 Paperback. Mervin Roberts.
Guinea Pigs ... as a hobby
(A Save-Our-Planet Book)
TFH Publications / 0-86622-420-3 1991 / 98 Paperback. Anmarie Barrie.
Guinea Pigs As A New Pet TFH Publications / 0-86622-613-3 1990 / 64 Paperback. Stephen Nelson.
Guinea Pigs For Those Who Care T.F.H Publications / 0-7938-1385-9 1995 / 32 Paper back.
Howell Beginner's guide to Guinea Pigs Paradise Press / 0-87605-930-2 1983 / 48 Hard cover. Patricia Hutchinson.
Junior Pet Care:
Guinea Pigs
TFH Publications / 0-86622-555-2 1990 / 48 Hard cover. Zuza Vrbova.
Multimedia Exotic Pets -
Horses, Birds, Aquatics and Pocket Pets
Onroads Interactive1995 Interactive CD-ROM for PC & Macintosh. Contains full color photos, video clips, and information on cavies.
Official Guidebook to Raising Better Rabbits and Cavies The American Rabbit Breeders Assn. Inc. 1991 / 192 Paper back. Last 26 pages of guidebook covers Cavies.
The Proper Care of Guinea Pigs TFH Publications / 0-86622-195-6 1992 / 256 Hard cover. Peter Gurney.
A Step By Step Guide About Guinea Pigs TFH Publications / 0-86622-450-5 1987 / 64 Paperback. Anmarie Barrie.
Your First Guinea Pig -
Everything you need to know to start right with Guinea Pigs
TFH Publications / 0-86622-066-6 1991 / 34 Paperback. Anja Steinkamp
Your Guinea Pig -
A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing
Storey Publishing / 0-88266-889-7 1995 / 151 Paper back. Wanda L. Curran.

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Babe Farms Salad BlendThis Babé Farms "Continential Salad Blend" [item#48757] is a favorite of Sundae and Wheeker. We purchase 1lb. bags fresh every week at Price-Costco in Southern California. "The European style mix may contain any of the following seasonal ingredients:
The package is marked with a SELL BY DATE on the back and usually stays fresh in its resealable bag for only about a week. An absolutely fresh shipment will store for a good two weeks. For more information:
Babé Farms Consumer Affairs Department P.O. Box 347 Santa Maria, California 93456 USA Phone #: 1-800-648-6772
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Supreme Guinea Pig Mix This pelleted feed are our cavies' favorite staple. It seems to be available in every pet store in the southern california area. The feed is a mix of two types of pellets sprinkled with rolled oat groats and barley. The green pellets are standard alfalfa meal based while the tan pellets are high protein supplements. Sundae (and Chocolate) especially love to dig through the bowl and eat up all the tan pellets and rolled oat groats.

Supreme Guinea Pig Mix is manufactured by: Kaytee Products, Inc., of Chilton, WI 53014 & Rialto, CA 92376. We buy the 5 lbs. bags for about $3. The packages do not seem to be stamped with a mill date.

Mazuri Guinea Pig Diet - 5664This plain milled feed is the newest addition (3/96) to our cavies' diet. Keep in touch with future editions of the "Cavy Chronicles" to see if Sundae and Wheeker will continue to eat these pellets, day in and day out.

Mazuri Guinea Pig Diet - 5664 is produced as 5/32" diameter x 1/8" length pellets in 25 lb. paper bags.

For more information about Mazuri Guinea Pig Diet, call 1-800-227-8941. Their guinea pig literature, "SP 1769 B Guinea Pig Pet Information Guide", is available from:

PMI Feeds, Inc.
1401 S. Hanley Road
St. Louis, MO 63144

Owner's update: after a few weeks, it seems that Sundae and Wheeker have grown tired of these pellets. We'll start mixing more of these pellets to the rest of their staples to see if they regain their appetite for Mazuri. May 96.

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