What is GPAW?
Guinea Pig Awareness Week, or GPAW, is a week of activities dedicated to improving the health and welfare of guinea pigs. Throughout the week, we’ll be exploring what it means to be a guinea pig owner and share some top tips, uncover interesting facts and, of course, post lots of great photos!
Endorsed by the British Veterinary Association and British Small Animal Veterinary Association, we will be covering the five welfare needs of our guinea pigs.
Plus, our partners will be helping us along the way. For this jam-packed week of activities, we have partnered with four animal welfare charities: Blue Cross, RSPCA, and Woodgreen.
GPAW will be back in September 26th-30th 2022!
The 5 Welfare Needs Of Guinea Pigs
Get involved with GPAW 2022
Guinea Pig Awareness Week will be back for 2022 September 26-30th!
Whether you're a veterinary practice, rescue centre retailer or an owner of guinea pigs - you can get involved! Download your free GPAW pack below.
Meet Berry and Bramble
Hi there, we’re Berry and Bramble, the Excel guinea pigs! We’re going to be popping up throughout GPAW, helping to give you an insight into the welfare needs of piggies just like us.
To stay up to date with all things GPAW, we’d recommend downloading your packs and liking our Facebook page.
About Burgess Excel
Burgess Pet Care is a British family company, based in the heart of North Yorkshire. Our strong family values and traditions are core to the Burgess story. Starting as flour millers in the 17th century, our business has evolved, moving into animal feeds in the 1960s. Since then we have been dedicated to improving the health and welfare of animals through research and education.
In 1998 we launched Burgess Excel, our small animal brand. Fast forward two years, and with the millennia also came Burgess Excel Guinea Pig Nuggets. Since then Burgess Excel has grown, providing high quality extruded nuggets, feeding hay and treats for small animals across the world.
Today our head office remains in North Yorkshire and our history of innovation continues. Our in-house vet, Dr Suzanne Moyes, uses her nutritional expertise to help enable us to develop the highest quality food for your small animals. Discover more about the Burgess story over on our website.