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It is becoming apparent that more and more people are liking Facebook pages, rather than visiting websites to see what's new.

Makes perfect sense really.

With this change in surfing style, and due to the large amount of time we spend maintaining both our website and our Facebook page, we are setting this page up as an information site only. Please feel free to read all the information here while you are deciding if guinea pigs are for you.

Guinea pigs are GREAT, but they're not for everyone.

Have a good read, and feel free to contact us with any further questions.

The Jiggley Piggley Farm is now offering Professional Pet Photography for your pets of all sorts....

Our latest crazy slideshow...


Click here to watch our new slideshow!

Better sit down, it's a bit long!

Moustachio - Jiggley Piggley Farm Alumni back for Spring break boarding.

February 18, 2015

Princess Bubbalina, our latest permanent resident at the Jiggley Piggley Farm!


December 27, 2014

I hope everyone had as wonderful, and exhausting Christmas, as Bubba!

December 6, 2014

Doesn't get any cuter than our little Butternut!

November 22, 2014

November 16, 2014

Feeling a little swamped in technology lately.
Facebook, which is GREAT, text messaging, and the cellphone/computer in my pocket, has made me on the job pretty much 24/7.
New hours of operation will hopefully allow me some down time. I'm always happy to hear from you. Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Click here to purchase the Guinea Pig Guide

September 27, 2014

Sara and her new friends, Zola and Molly!

September 22, 2014

Check out our newbies ! It was a busy day yesterday!in the "Our Adoptables" section

August 14, 2014

WHOO HOO, we're spreadin' the love Canada!
Buster and Sundae's new family are driving here to fetch them on Labor Day weekend.
They will be our furthest travelers ever. as our little cuties hit the road to New Brunswick!

(P.S. This is a piggie purposed road trip. We do not ship our piggies)

July 7 , 2014

Sad, but interesting turn of events today.
We lost poor Moe, leaving Bubba friendless .
Scout has been endlessly harassing Nomad, so much so, that I had to separate them today....
Now my Bubba and Nomad both need friend.

Here's Nomad enjoying a carrot right where all the Jiggley Piggley news goes public. He looks "at home" doesn't he  ?
                                                                  Nomad officially becomes one of our permanent residents :) 

July 7, 2014

Quite unexpectedly, our sweet little mascot Moe passed away this morning.
  We'll miss him.

June 19, 2014

Had a very adorable visitor on our front lawn this morning!

June 10, 2014

Bubba on location in beautiful Coteau du Lac!

June 1, 2014

Big adoption day today! Whoo hoo!

May 18, 2014

Kayleigh and Bob
Little Kayleigh, and her family, stopped by for a visit. They met the guinea pigs, and gathered information, so they can decide if they will get a pair. You can't have too much information!

May 14, 2014

Bob, along with his friend Craig, visits Parc Baie Valois in Dorval.

No one is too cool to resist Bob's cutness!

May 11, 2014

 Little Buddha, only the third skinny pig that has even been at the Jiggley Piggley Farm. Click here to meet him! 

April 28, 2014

Until further notice, we are full to capacity!

We will update this announcement as soon as we are able to accept any new guinea pigs.

Bubs out for the first photo shoot for our new album "Jiggley Piggley Pigs on Location!"

April 13 , 2014

Lots of new cuties in Our Adoptables!

 Emily and Alyssa with their new friends, Nestle and Crunch.
Life is good when you have a home to call your own!

March 5, 2014


                                           Visit Whiskey and his friend Jethro in our "ADOPTABLES" section.


February 18, 2014

                                             11 new beauties just added! Check out our "ADOPTABLES" section.

January 25, 2014

4 new piggies added! Check out our "ADOPTABLES" section.

January 19, 2014

A CFER Guinea Pig Rescue!

         Jordin went out on a guinea pig rescue today. 4 adult male guinea pigs were relayed to Pointe Claire from a South Shore animal shelter that is        not equipped to deal with small animals.
         After we picked them up, they spent the afternoon meeting CFER students, and were then transferred to Jodie's Jiggley Piggley Farm. Hopefully to be placed in new homes.
Some of our students don't have a lot of exposure to animals...the rescued guinea pigs definitely brought out the softer, gentler side of these young men. :) They look pretty happy. 

January 14, 2014

New piggies added today!!

January 5, 2014

9 new cuties to kick off 2014!

December 25th, 2013

December 7, 2013

Juniper and Willow are off to Vermont!
They left this afternoon with their new family. No doubt in my mind that they will take good care of them.
Juniper and Willow have been with us since March, an unusually long stay for such a robust, and well socialized pair.
Here they are, on the way out the door with their lucky new owner. 

November 29, 2013

Lea and Sarah took home their new family members, K.W. and Kiwi today! Big day for four little cuties!

November 28, 2013

Click here to visit Nip, TEK,  and our other guinea pigs who are looking for families of their own!

October 27, 2013

Snap was adopted today by Sofia and her brother, Hugo.
Snap will be joining the family's other guinea pig, Bella, who recently lost her cagemate to cancer.
Snap will hopefully fit right in with Bella, but with females, it can be a little tricky!.
Will be waiting for news on their progess

October 25, 2013

Sadly, we had to put down our mascot guinea pig, Buttons. 
He had a lump under his neck that appeared during the summer. I suspected it was a cancer and chose to let him be happy as long as possible. It grew very rapidly, but didn't bother him until the other day, when he began to show signs feeling unwell. A trip to the vet yesterday confirmed my suspision, it was a lymphoma, and it was highly mastastic. Rather than allowing him to become sick, I chose to have him euthanized.

Buttons was a comical little guy, who brought us a lot of chuckles over the past several years. He was also a good companion to our late bunny, Hoppy, and our current rabbit, Buddy.
Buddy has lost both his cagemates in just three months. I will decide how we will address that in the next few days.
Thankfully though, Buttons had a great summer with lots of foraging outside, lots of girls to woo through the pen fences, and lots of fresh air. He had a really good guinea pig life. We'll miss the little guy.

October 12, 2013

Pouffette PoPPed!

October 5, 2013

Lots of new girls just arrived! Check our "Our Adoptables" section to meet them!

September 16, 2013

Little Bear

Little Bear arrived yesterday. She had been wandering loose in the yard of 93 year old, Helen.

 Helen and her neighbor, Barbara decided they were going to try and catch the little creature before anything bad might happen to her. They rigged up a system with a net and a cage, and tried all afternoon to capture her,

 with no luck!

With Barbara on one level of terrain, and Helen on the other, they persisted! Sure enough, together they caught Little Bear, and brought her here, where she has fit right in with a mother and her two daughters about the same age as Little Bear.

Great story! I wish I had thought of photographing Helen and Barbara with their little prize....a great photo oppotunity missed!

If you see this, call me and we'll do a photo shoot. I would be thrilled to do it!

September 12, 2013

4 new piggies arriving from  on Sunday, September 15. Don't know anything about them, so it'll be a real surprise bag !

September 4, 2013

Jeannie and her little friend, Oreo.
I see a lot of guinea pigs that are not very well looked after, so it was a pleasure to meet Jeannie and Oreo today.
Oreo is about 6 weeks old and very cute. She is one of those very few fearless guinea pigs.
Oreo perched herself on her haunches in the palm of my hand, and proceeded to groom herself, as we talked about guinea pig care. She's really quite special, and as you can see, her owner Jeanie is very proud of her too!

August 21, 2013

When Guinea Pigs and Guitar Students Collide!
We met Carolyn when she adopted Rusty from us about a year ago. She has since aquired a second guinea pig, Peanut.
Since her adoption, she has also become one of Kim's most promising young guitar students!
She brought them to her guitar lesson today to show us how much they've grown!

Click here to visit Kim's West Island Guitar Teacher site!

August 15, 2013

Four new cuties arrived today from the South Shore!

Go to "Our Adoptables" to meet them!

August 2, 2013

T-Bone,  Bad Ass guinea pig guard!

We've been having some problems with fox visiting our outdoor critter pens. So, while more a more secure area is underconstruction, T-Bone has the piggies covered!

July 31, 2013

Lots of new cuties this week! Visit "Our Adoptables" section to meet them!

Sadly, our little friend Hoppy died this morning.
I feel surprisingly sad about that. You get used to small animals passing when you do what I do....but some still manage to tug on my heart strings.

 Jodie and I found Hoppy at a garage sale in June, 2007. He was about a year or so old at that time. We don't "rescue" rabbits, so I was not going to get him and returned to the car, where Jodie was waiting. She would have no part of that, and escorted me back to buy him. Hoppy was the best $5.00 I have ever spent. I'm very glad that she made me go back.
  He lost his sight last summer and we knew he was becoming increasingly frail, but he still enjoyed his furry friends, Buddy and Buttons, and he loved daily his trips out to the pen. He was munching on grass outside just last night.
I'm thankful he was taken quickly and didn't suffer. Hoppy was about 7 years old.
Bye Hoppy, you were a very good rabbit!!!

July 14, 2013

Visit our newest permanent resident and 4th Jiggley Piggley Mascot, Sniffles in the Our Mascots Section of the photo gallery.

Izzy and Bella sharing a Lady and the Tramp moment!

Meet them in the Our Adoptables section. (Izzy and Bella have been adopted)

July 2, 2013

Little Mabeline, dumped complete with cage and ADOPT ME sign in a Montreal park. Visit her in Our Adoptables section!

May 25, 2013

Long haired guinea pigs NEED to have regular brushing and trimming to remain in a healthy state. Visit the Jiggley Piggley Spa Gallery to find out what happened to poor little Scooter!

May 20, 2013

Guinea pigs are VERY susceptible to heat stroke!

Before setting them up outside this summer Here are some terricfic tips to keeps your Cavies happy and safe in the summer months......

Meet Buddy! One of our 3 mascots!


and Brownie and Caramel, new arrivals on the Farm!

April 20 th, 2013

Poor little cuties, Dorie and Brownie are back and waiting for adoption yet again!

Still as cute as ever though!

March 23, 2012

Dorie and family will be dividing into pairs for adoption purposes Easter weekend. Check out our ADOPTABLES section to see the tentative pairings.

Dorie's little ones are pretty distracting for young guitar students coming for thier lessons!

March 7, 2013

My favorite guinea pig of all time, Smidgen, dropped in for boarding this week!

They don't get any sweeter than this.

Way to long between updates! Sorry about that!


January 20, 2013

Before you call or email...

Check out our new guinea pig FAQ page!

 Big Al is answering our most frequently asked guinea pig questions!


January 13, 2013

Check out our two newest arrivals in Our Adoptables!

January 4, 2013

YIKES! Go to Jiggley Piggley Spa to find out what this is all about!

January 2, 2013   HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tying the Knot in Furry Matrimony

An article by Linda Zlatkin for The Suburban Newspaper, Nov 14th, 2012

    On Saturday, Oct. 20 at noon, a very unique couple became husband and wife in the backyard of the Manis family home. There was a 20-minute ceremony complete with bridesmaids and flower girls, vows and speeches and a video being filmed. However, the bride and groom who stood underneath the chuppah (a canopy beneath which Jewish ceremonies are performed) were quite unusual, to say the least. Bubbles and Oreo are guinea pigs.
  “My friend Jordan and I had this idea to get our guinea pigs together and make a wedding for them,” said 10-year-old Carly Manis, a Grade 5 student with Jordan Routtenberg at Solomon Schechter Academy, a Jewish day school on Côte St. Luc Road.
   Bubbles, the female, belongs to Carly while Oreo, the male, belongs to Jordan. To make sure their pets were compatible they first got them together for a play date. After this went off without a hitch the plans began.
   “We made invitations with pictures of both guinea pigs on them that we sent out to all 25 kids in our class,” said Manis, who lives in Town of Mount Royal. “We bought the outfits at the store, Build-A-Bear.” Bubbles, adorned in her white dress and veil, and Oreo, dressed in his black tuxedo, were carried down the aisle in little baskets held by their owners as guests, seated on either side of the aisle, threw flower petals.
   “Instead of a pillow with rings on it, we had a pillow with carrots,” continued Manis. “Everyone got very creative and into the planning. One of our friends was the rabbi. We made a chuppah that we put the baskets under. We had a little bouquet of roses for Bubbles and an Oreo cookie wedding cake. Another friend brought a basket of Aero chocolate bubbles and mint cookies.”
   People brought gifts, like gift certificates for pet products, vegetables, baked goods, loot bags and even more outfits.
   “The party, complete with music and pizza, was a huge success,” said Carly's mom, Samantha Manis. “The guests even did a hora (a traditional Israeli circle dance) as Carly and Jordan held the bride and groom in their baskets.” And although the marriage was arranged, things certainly looked like they were working out for caramel coloured Bubbles and black and white Oreo. “Our pets seemed happy and to be getting along. They were kissing a lot,” added Carly.
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And here is the happily married couple today...

Although Bubbles and Oreo are owned by different families, they are currently both here for the holidays while their families vacation. They were kind enough to pose for a portrait yesterday. It was an interesting sitting indeed! I have a bit of a surprise for them when they return... I wonder how they feel about same sex mariages?

Also new piggies in Our Adoptables section!

December 20, 2012

Jodie turned 18 today!

Happy Birthday Baby!

December 1. 2012

New Babies!

Check out our adoptables section!

November 15, 2012

Pickles is in the Building!

One year old female, Pickles arrived from Ottawa on the weekend. At the moment she is in a tentative pairing with Jinga, but it is not set in stone as of yet. Pickles is a real plump little cutie!

Biscuit, our little drama queen !

There's been alot of drama surrounding the health of little Biscuit over the past week. She's been through alot and continues to be a worry. I will be putting her story on the website shortly, but anyone interested in following her progress can join us on Facebook, by clicking the link at the top of this page!

November 3,  2012

Click on his picture to visit the Jiggley Piggley Spa and see his BEFORE picture!

Here They Are!

                                                                        Nigel and Smudge.... the last two to squeeze in for now.
Smudge was here in mid-August. He was adopted as a cagemate for Nigel, who is about the same age. Unfortunately, their owners quickly lost interest in them. Now at about 4 months old, they are looking for a new home. Pretty darn adorable!

These are the last two commitments I had made, and now we will be concentrating on placing a good number of the guinea pigs that here now.

                                                                We have lots of little cuties that need homes!

October 13, 2012

Oh oh , We're FULL!

Sorry, we are not accepting any new guinea pigs at this time.

On the other hand, we DO have plenty of little cuties needing new homes!

October 10, 2012

New Little Ones!

Check out Zorro and Ninja in our "Adoptables" Gallery!

MORE of Blaze's BABIES in  Blazes Babies Photo Album !!

October 3, 2012


Just 9 hours old!

Photos compliment of Susan Fischer,

September 29, 2012

A little Surprise from the Backyard Gang!

Two new cuties from Toronto!

September 13, 2012

Duke and Daisy!

Duke and Daisy visited the Jiggley Piggley Farm today. They have an interesting story...hope I get it right!

 My client purchased two baby guinea pigs at a large chain pet store...any guesses where?

It soon became clear to their new family that they had a skin problem. They both has bald scaly patches. When they went back to the store they were told to choose two others, and these ones would see a vet for treatment.

Well no surprises here, Daisy and Duke were chosen and they too had the same skin condition.

Daisy and Duke have since been treated for skin mites and are making a speedy recovery!

It's very annoying to hear these stories!



How adorable is Smidgen!? So gentle and sweet!

She needs a special home!



September 8, 2012

Jodie and Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh is one of the Flea Market Gang. He got off to a rough start being all lice ridden and born in a puppy mill environment.

Then when Jodie and I brought them home from there, Gilly was ousted from his family group by his grumpy brother. Soon after that, he had a rather nasty encounter with another young rescue pig named Twist. Poor Gilly seemed to be a square peg, and Jodie has been caring for him ever since.

September 3, 2012


Boo Boo and Yogi have finally been chosen to join a family!

These two little cuties have been waiting for a while.

Thanks Mia!

August 30, 2012

Check out what we go today!

Our friends at Montreal Critters helped us get this fabulous hutch for our animals.

Took only about 45 minutes to assemble. It's sturdy, looks great, and keeps the guinea pigs safe!

August 29, 2012



Morgan and her family dropped to have Billy and Bob's nails clipped yesterday. They are two of my favorite guinea pigs ever, and that's saying something!
Morgan is enjoying these crazy popcorning boys!

August 28, 2012


Thanks to everyone who has helped, or kindly offered their help with our Backyard Gang  mini-population explosion!

Things seems more under control around here now.

August 26

The Backyard Gang has Arrived!

Click on Basil to visit the Backyard Gang in "Our Adoptables" section!


August 25, 2012

These very soft coated guinea pigs mat up very easily. Little Chocolate was getting in a bit of a mess! He got the full spa treatment while he boarded at The Jiggley Piggley Farm this weekend.

Ahhhhhhhh, that feels better!

Grooming is available to all our furry clients!

August 22, 2012


3 beautiful Himalayan females, arrived today.  a mother and her 2 daughters.

Follow this link to visit them in "Our Adoptables" section.

Also, 6 new photos added to the Lachute Flea Market photo gallery.


Lastly, two guinea pigs will be arriving tomorrow morning from a South Shore shelter. I don't know anything about them will be a surprise!

August 16, 2012


 Believe it or not...another visiting guinea pig playing dead at 

                       Jodie's Jiggley Piggley Farm!

  It's the amazing Mandy, owned by Jennifer and Gerald!

August 15, 2012

                Welcome to Jodie's Jiggley Piggley Farm's brand new website! 

We've worked really hard developing it, and we're very excited to have it finally online!

It is not running under our official domaine name just yet, but it will be very shortly.

Take a look around, most everything is here, but we are still adding and tweaking EVERY day. It does seem to become a little obsession-like really, especially the drop down menus! Not sure how I feel about them just yet.

             Hope you enjoy what is here, and that you find it useful in some way.

                                Your feedback is always appreciated!

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We are always happy to help you, by phone or email, with your guinea pig care, health and aquisition questions.

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Jodie's Jiggley Piggley Farm

Phone: 514-268-3797

Email: [email protected]

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