This week on Animal Instinct, host Celia Kutcher is talking guinea pigs! Guest Laura Budean is a lover of all animals but explains that guinea pigs have always held a special place in her heart. An advocate for proper guinea pig care, she started volunteering and fostering guinea pigs for Helping All Little Things Guinea Pig Rescue and Have-a-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue in New Jersey, and fostered a vast knowledge of the piggies. Having owned guinea pigs for almost 20 years and dedicating time and resources to bettering the lives of piggies in her care, she shares with Celia important tips and tricks of having the happiest and healthiest guinea pig. What happens when a guinea pig “popcorns”? What should be in a guinea pig’s cage? How smart is the average guinea pig? Tune in for great answers and a ton more! This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.





“I honestly prefer them spayed and neutered because it tends to save a lot on health issues later on.” [11:30]


“The hours that they don’t sleep they tend to chew on hay and you can imagine what that produces – a lot of fiber!” [19:05]


Laura Budean on Animal Instinct