Backyard Guinea Pigs for families

Next date: Thursday, 29 September 2022 | 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM


If you already have guinea pigs, want the children to be more involved in their care or are considering getting them as a family pet then this is the workshop for you.

Join farmer Rae at Edendale and learn the basics of keeping guinea pigs at home. You will learn about what to look for in a guinea pig hutch, what to and not to feed them, how to train them and how to look after them in hot weather. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and advice!

You will leave with a greater understanding on how to have happy and healthy guinea pigs at home.

This workshop is designed for all members of the family.

Proudly brought to you as part of Nillumbik Shire Council’s annual Spring Outdoors program in conjunction with Manningham and Banyule councils.

Raewyn Pickering

Raewyn has been one of the farmers here at Edendale for 6 years, and has worked on other farms and animal settings for nearly a decade as well as undergoing formal animal husbandry training.

What you will learn

  • Basics of keeping guinea pigs
  • Housing and care needs
  • Common problems and solutions

What you will get

  • Handout

What to bring

  • Inquiring mind

What to wear

  • Casual

Appropriate for

  • Children, families

If you have accessibility requirements please contact to discuss


Privacy Collection Notice

Nillumbik Shire Council – Edendale Farm is collecting your information for the purpose of registering for the Backyard Guinea Pigs for Families workshop. The information you provide will be used to complete your registration and communicate with you regarding this event. The personal information you provide will not be shared without your consent unless we are permitted or required to by law. If the mandatory information is not provided, we may be unable to complete the registration process.You have the right to access and correct your personal information. Enquiries for access should be made to the Privacy Officer 9433 3271, or PO Box 476, Greensborough Vic 3088.



  • Thursday, 29 September 2022 | 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

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