Guinea Pig Care and Treatment you can count on

You have mulled over the idea of either a dog or a cat but neither quite appeals to you. Instead, you have opted to get a guinea pig – great choice!

These sweet little creatures are such charming and sociable pets. Their size alone makes them great pets – they are too big to lose but just small enough to be held in your hands.

Your guinea pigs will, however, depend on you for a few things; a balanced diet, secure housing in the form of a well-maintained hutch, awesome company and medical care provided by a trustworthy guinea pig vet.

The Unusual Pet Vets are guinea pig vets based in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane that can offer your loved ones the best in guinea pig care, treatment and health.  The reason so many guinea pigs in Perth and Melbourne find themselves being brought in for a visit at The Unusual Pet Vets isn’t just the fine guinea pig care they receive but the expert advice offered. We can teach you all there is to know; from housing to breeding and everything in between.


We Offer a Range of Guinea Pig Veterinary Services

Belonging to the cavy family of rodents, a guinea pig’s health is inseparable from their diet. Guinea pigs are herbivores with teeth that never stop growing. Their dentistry is managed by the constant grinding on food and of course, visits to us.

Their diet consists primarily of hay, water, pellets/chaff and vegetables. However, our cute little friends are unable to synthesise their own Vitamin C so striking the balance of vitamin C rich vegetables and pellets is not to be taken for granted.

With our wide range of services, we can ensure that your guinea pig is living the healthiest and happiest life that it can. Our veterinarians each have a special interest and experience with exotic and unusual pets, especially guinea pigs.

At The Unusual Pet Vets, we can guarantee that your guinea pig will receive quality care. In particular, we can help your guinea pig with:

  • Health check-ups including dietary and housing requirements
  • Desexing
  • Medical Problems
  • Breeding advice
  • Surgery and hospital care
  • Dental work

The charmers of the rodent family deserve to live their best life. To make sure they do, send them to a guinea pig vet that really cares.

Here’s a cyst removal we did recently:


Perth Customers

    59 Erindale Road
    Balcatta, Western Australia 6021
    The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University
    90 South Street
    Murdoch, Western Australia 6150

Melbourne Customers

Brisbane Customers

    62 Looranah Street
    Sinnamon Park, QLD 4074


    Looking for guinea pig care information?

    We’ve put together a collection of guinea pig care and information sheets to help you feed guinea pigs properly, identify diseases that often occur, and how to generally care for your beloved pet.

    Feel free to download our PDFs and refer to the care information at any point. If you need more information on any of the topics, please contact our friendly staff and we’ll be happy to help.

    Diet Information

    Diet Information

    Disease information

    Disease information

    General Information

    General Information

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