Burgess Pet Care and partners have announced the launch of the first  Guinea Pig Awareness Week (GPAW) for March 2021. Building on the success of 15 years of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW), GPAW will throw the spotlight on the UK’s guinea pigs with a week-long online festival.

The inaugural GPAW (22 to 28 March) will consist of events and online content sharing designed to highlight the welfare needs of guinea pigs, and will give vets an opportunity to share their expert knowledge and insight with owners across the UK.

GPAW has been created by Burgess Pet Care alongside other GPAW partners the RSPCA, Wood Green The Animals Charity, Blue Cross and PDSA.

Cases of poisoning in guinea pigs commonly reported to the VPIS involve plants and rodenticides.