I am very choosy about which forums and groups i recommend as they are just that - forums !!!
Often full of opinion...not always evidence based and not necessarily correct...and owners well, causing other owners to get into complete confusion over a Guinea Pig issue which is bothering them.
I am sure you can relate to that,i know i can.
Social media especially facebook is awash with Guinea Pig groups, different ideals,opinions and standards of posts and communication.
Our rescue recommends `The Guinea Pig Forum`and i have been a member since 2009, watching it grow to be the amazing resource it is for all things Guinea Pig and run by an excellent and highly experienced team of Guinea Pig owners. I am not saying all forums are not of the same standard but, i may not have discovered them yet so this article is just based on my experience to this point.
A new addition to our adoption policy will be that owners are advised to join the forum, so they can access all the wonderful guides which you can find on all aspects of Guinea Pig care.Our rescue uses forum resources on a regular basis and directs clients to its pages for sound advice.
Our web links page has a link to the forum web site.
Its free to join, no one will hassle you, no annoying adverts , yet you will have a library of evidence based articles on all aspects of Guinea Pig care to use as and when needed:
Boar health issues
The list is huge !!!
If you wish you can make new friends,share experiences,find out about other rescues and forum social meetings taking place across the country,then why not take a look at some of its pages which,you can do without joining.
I attended my first `forum` meet up in Birmingham last month,we had a fab day and i was able to put faces to forum names, and i held the meet and greet sign at the railway station !! and was totally bemused by the furry`Guinea Pigs` forum members brought with them. Must get mine ready for the next social !!