Our Welfare Statement
The Cavy Owners & Breeders Society of Queensland Inc. believes that cavies should be treated humanely at all times.
Cavies (Guinea Pigs) should have access to fresh water and appropriate food to remain healthy and disease free. They should also be housed in a manner that keeps them safe and comfortable.
If a cavy is sick or injured it should be treated as soon as possible and if necessary given appropriate medication. Some medications that may be necessary to treat a sick animal can be expensive so this must be factored in when purchasing a guinea pig.
Our club supports Exhibitors and Members with ANCC Registered Prefixes, especially those with well thought out breeding programs. COBS does not support the indiscriminate breeding of guinea pigs, regardless of whether they are Standard Breed or Pet cavies.
The COBS community includes many experienced breeders and exhibitors who can help steer you in the right direction when it comes to the health and welfare of your guinea pig. Feel free to come to one of our shows or other events to have a chat and find out more about what we do.