UPDATE : 15th June 2022 - in Feb / Mar / Apr, our pregnant Guinea Pigs all delivered and everything 'available' has now left us.
We have also taken the oportunity to slightly reduce our overall numbers - we are now at 11 females of various ages. I will be updating this website with full pics and bio's of those that remain with us.
We will breed in the future, but the frequency of this will be greatly reduced - maybe 3 litters overall a year. Our next litter will (hopefully) be from Mercury and this will be at the end of 2022. We will keep a Female from that litter.
I'm still doing 'very popular' Animal Welfare talks to local groups - such as Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Brownies, and Rainbows. And I speak at schools as well. Please e-mail me for more details. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire area
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If you have Guinea Pig products etc that you want featured on here - then why not drop me an e-mail. You might have a suitable Guinea Pig social media page you want featured ? Maybe you run an info page, or a Rescue or do Pet sitting ?
I really want to create a decent website that has loads of info and pics. This'll start properly in the next few days.
UPDATE : 24th Jan 2022 - we now DO have pregnant Guinea Pigs. If you are thinking on getting a pair of Male or Female Guinea Pigs in 2022, why not drop me an e-mail and I can give you some more details. I can answer all your questions and can offer excellent advice (based on my 20 years experience of owning these wonderful animals). We are very thorough throughout the process, as owning pets is a serious commitment.
We are easily reached from Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and obviously Buckinghamshire (we are in Aylesbury).
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UPDATE - 21st Nov 2021 - I am presently updating this website - all new photos and words to appear over the coming days. Please also do check out Bucks Guinea Pig Talks on Facebook and bucksguineapigtalks on Instagram : many thousands are already Following our Guinea Pigs on Social Media - 3,200+ on Facebook and 9,100+ on Instagram. If you have Guinea Pig related products that you would like PROMOTED - then why not send me an e-mail and lets see what we can do. Pet Services are in high demand.
We also do have some pairs in together, so if you are looking for Guinea Pigs in 2022, why not send me an e-mail and maybe we can help you. We have an excellent reputation. Please check out the Reviews/Recommendations section. We are based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
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Best wishes - Simon Holding
My name is Simon Holding and I have kept and owned Guinea Pigs for over 20 years - I have a vast amount of experience and knowledge of these wonderful animals. Towards the end of 2017, I started going into Primary Schools and Nurseries with some of our pet Guinea Pigs, speaking to children about them and giving them the opportunity to see Guinea Pigs up close. I took my time to learn the skills required to engage with the children and to find out what sort of 'Show and Tell' worked with different age groups and I was also able to present to Beavers and Cubs.
My wife is involved within Education, and she initially was both the 'door opener' to a School venue or two and also advising structure and pacing of those first shows. Additionally, with our children at our local Beavers / Cubs, these presented an early opportunity to present and show off the Guinea Pigs.
Over the next two years, these talks kept getting incredibly well received and from the start of 2020, I was then able to charge a small amount with all the monies going back to our Guinea Pigs - food, hay, vegetables, vet bill savings account, Show insurance and enrichment toys for the Guinea Pigs.
Covid-19 changed all of that in March 2020 - so as a family we started doing LIVE Guinea Pig Talks on Facebook Live through my Facebook Page - Bucks Guinea Pig Talks - these proved to be far, far more popular than we ever expected - we have attracted viewers and Follows from all over the world - most of our viewers are based in the United Kingdom. The Facebook Live Shows are also uploaded afterwards, enabling multiple viewings.
From March 2020 to September 2021 with the high Covid rates : Groups such as Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Guides and Scouts were unable to meet in person. Due to repeated requests from groups, I was able to offer through the Zoom platform a wonderful 'Show and Tell' - all received fantastic feedback and the children really enjoy them. I worked closely with the Leaders for each unique show - all were age appropriate and there was plenty of 'audience interaction' - it's a fun show that brightens up any evening ! The children learn't many aspects of Guinea Pig life, saw some of our Guinea Pigs up close and the Leaders saw a completely different side to the children in their Groups. The cost for each Show was £35. The Group Leaders control the Zoom and all shows they record. These Groups are now meeting again 'in person', but I can STILL OFFER a ZOOM Show if a Group requests it. Technology is a wonderful thing...........
I have set up this 'very basic' website to provide more information about the Zoom shows and a few other aspects of Bucks Guinea Pig Talks. I am based near Aylesbury (in Buckinghamshire) - live with my wife and two young children and 15 Guinea Pigs.
There is a BUTTON link to the Facebook Page, the Instagram Page and the You Tube Page - I will update things as we go along.
This isn't a business, I call it a Hobby+ (a Hobby that I run in an very professional way) - 'Simon and his Guinea Pigs' just sounded very awful, hence it's 'Bucks Guinea Pig Talks'.
I hope that 2022 should see a return to Buckinghamshire 'in person' shows at Groups mentioned above, and to Schools and Nurseries - these are all age appropriate. Ages 5-11 seem to work best - with the younger ages it's more of a 'fun, fast paced' show, the older children get more information regarding presenting/performing. Group sizes are perfect at 20-30, but I've also spoken (on a Friday afternoon !!) to a hall full of 100, Year 5/6 children - to great success and feedback.
I am fully DBS cleared and have numerous references if required.
For more details on the Buckinghamshire School/Group Shows or Zoom Shows, please click the button and send an e-mail. Or if that doesn't work, please e-mail direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration is approximately 30-45 minutes, but there is no clock watching.
4 aims for each show - To Amuse, To Inform, To Educate, To Entertain - every Show so far has done this and every audience has a better knowledge of caring for animals, and of course in particular Guinea Pigs.
Content - always age appropriate, but I will discuss with the organiser beforehand - preparation is key.
At Schools - it really is a learning experience of 30-45 mins : it's not me just 'having a laugh' - the children will learn lots about caring for animals. As a parent myself, I would want my children to learn when they see someone talking to them during school hours.
Groups / Clubs - Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Guides and Scouts earn Badges, I can provide the Animal Caring side to badges.
Delivery Style - I keep it light and quick moving, I try to involve all the children to have a say and there is a good deal of humour added in. If its not fun, then its boring and I don't like boring !!!
The Zoom Shows are similar, but the children don't get to stroke the Guinea Pigs - although they do get to see them very close up via the camera !!
I also have much experience in hosting large events and dealing with the General Public, so unexpected events at any Shows I do, I can deal with.
These are our pets, they all have the most fantastic and different names - we have various different breeds.
Occasionally, we do have Guinea Pigs available for sale - please e-mail for details. We do have a 'waiting list' - and plenty of very happy new Guinea Pig owners.
Having a 'waiting list' and excellent recomendations is a very good indication of well cared for animals. We will fully advise 'new owners' and offer good practical advise on set up and care. We provide full information throughout the whole process and once the Guinea Pigs leave us, we continue close contact for the first two weeks during settling in. After this point, we are ALWAYS available to answer questions, offer thoughts and advice and to encourage.
Many of our Buyers keep in contact and send us regular updates - we deliberately speak directly to any children when it's collection time - they are the future of these fabulous animals. I remember when I got my first Guinea Pigs over 40 years ago - we want the children of 2021 to also remember.
As at today - 21/11/21 - we have pairs in together, so if you are considering Guinea Pigs as pets in 2022, why not contact me to discuss. We are based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire - easy conections from Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants & Bucks.
Thank you very much indeed - I hope to hear from you soon.
Please send an e-mail. All I require is a few basic details from you. I will aim to get back to you within 48 hours. You will find me very easy to deal with and we can sort out a Show very quickly indeed. The Reviews underneath also give you some more details. Thank you.