Happy Earth Day!

Sorry for the long break! The human had a baby, and we were quite surprised how different a human baby is from a guinea pup. They are far less mobile and quite demanding of the human’s time. But, all in all, the human seems to be getting back into the swing of things. So look forward to more new posts and hopefully a return to social media.

Happy Earth Day!


Celebrate today by being earth conscious, enjoying the beauty of nature, or just doing what is right for your family and pets!

– Tauntaun

Guinea Pig Cosplay

Cosplay, or costume play, is a performance art where people dress up as a specific character or idea. This is very popular at conventions and other events to represent characters from genres like anime, comic books, video games, movies, and tv shows. It can be considered a nerdy interest, but it has its own subculture and is very popular.

These guinea pigs are busy being cosplayers too because humans cannot have all the fun!

Here is Chun-Li from the video game Street Fighter:

Street Fighter is a massively popular game, still enjoyed by enthusiasts. Love the simple accents that make this guinea pig look just right, and the background with health meter and another fighter just makes the photo.

Sailor Moon from the anime Sailor Moon:
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Sailor moon was popular when The Human was younger, and probably enjoys an ever larger cult following today even without being on TV anymore. There is a new series coming out in the near future, and the original series is being released on DVD/Blu-ray for the avid fan. This is a great choice as lots of humans try to pull off this look at conventions. Just look at the cute dress, prop, and hair accessories!

Nintendo’s Mario video games are still top sellers on all of the companies game systems. The characters are iconic and will continue to be at the forefront of gaming culture.

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Princess Peach:

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While these three are more simplistic, a single hat can show what character you represent whether you are a human just getting into the whole cosplay thing or a guinea pig that just doesn’t want to wear a more involved costume.

Of course, there is also a photo of Mario in his gaming environment:

All of the above pictures are from the same Twitter feed of a user who loves guinea pigs, check out chikuwa_kintoki for lots of other adorable guinea pig pictures!

The anime Pokemon has been popular for over ten years, along with the video and card games, and if you don’t have the crafting skills to make your own costume you can purchase the two pictured below online from CuddlyCavies.

Pikachu – only $13:

Charmander – slightly more expensive but still worth it at $14:

I don’t think Star Wars will ever be less popular than it is now, especially with more movies on the way and Disney owing the franchise. Below is Chewbacca the guinea pig, dressed appropriately as Chewbacca:

Check out Chewbacca’s tumbler or twitter for more cute guinea pig photos.

Thor is super popular right now with Marvel’s live action movies and The Avengers:
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Captain America – another Marvel superhero with his own movies and a part of The Avengers:
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Harry Potter from the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling:
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The buzz for the movies might be over but the Harry Potter books will continue to be popular literature. Just look at the tiny lightning bolt on the guinea pig’s forehead, so cute!

Doctor Who from the TV series Doctor Who:

Doctor Who is enjoying increasing popularity here in the states! Love the tiny fez and bow tie.

Such tiny costumes require creativity, minimalism, and willing guinea pigs to model them. With so many different genres to choose from there are many wonderful costume ideas out there, both that have been done before and those that have not for anyone who enjoys a challenge. Does your guinea pig or pet cosplay?


Post initial inspired by: “These Guinea Pigs Cosplay Better Than You

Merry Christmas!

The staff at FT wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

Once again the staff had photos taken for a Christmas card, below are the results:

Santa Scene

Chewy is Mrs. Claus, TaunTaun is Santa in the sleigh, and Fizz is the Reindeer.

Fizz as a Reindeer


The staffers were kind enough to wear their hats for about a minute while the human took lots of shots. The Santa hat, Mrs. Claus costume, and antlers are from Petsmart. The harness the human made from felt and yarn, and it just sat on Fizz’s back. The background was added in Photoshop. The Santa scene is a composite of two different shots – one good one of the interns and one good one of Fizz. The human made an attempt to get the whole group together for a single picture but that was quite ambitious, and she still had to put two different shots together.

Here was the set up:

We hope that you have a Merry Christmas!

– Fizz and the Interns

Happy Halloween!

Have a happy and safe Halloween! Remember to keep pets safe, not everyone is kind and not everyone feels safe around dogs. Keep costumes fun but not restrictive or dangerous, and don’t put them on any animal that hates them.

Your staff and intern pigs put on some costumes to show off for the occasion.

Fizz Bee

Lady Bug

And I couldn’t resist dressing up the new interns in the same outfits:

They were not so sure about the whole thing. Look at those eyes!

But their hair just makes them irresistible.

Happy Halloween!
– Fizz and your interns


These costumes came from Petsmart’s Halloween section. They have Christmas costumes out now if that is your thing!

Steampunk Guinea Pig Wings

Are you or your guinea pig interested in Steampunk? Need some wings?


This costume was created by SkyPiratesCreations on Etsy and cost $75.60. The leather armor in the pictures was created specifically for this guinea, and what is created for you will be unique and to your pet’s measurements.


Caution: not for long term wear! A few pictures and something of this size should be removed from your guinea’s back.


I for one wouldn’t want to wear this, a shirt perhaps, but nothing this large!


If you are interested in human size steampunk clothing items you can also find those at SkyPirateCreations on Etsy and Facebook.

Easter Guinea Pigs

We, the guineas, of FT were subjected to an Easter photo shoot. It was not bad, we would do anything for carrots, but we all don’t have that amazing photogenic quality. Our human found some tiny shirts on sale at Petsmart, and then purchased some Easter supplies.

This is our human’s favorite:

Fizz was so willing, she had no problems with the shirt, basket, or eggs and kept her paws on the rim of the basket the whole time!

I want to show off more, didn’t I do well!
Love the angle, the quality of the shot is not as good as I wanted.

Just look at her little face! Love this one too.

Here I am next to the basket, just because:

Cola on the other hand, did not come out so photogenic:

Next to the basket:

Even the new guinea pigs got in on the act, even though they do not seem to like photos:

Looking like fur blobs:

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!