All the way form the US of A, we just had to share these awesome piggy bowls with the world! This, the original ¼ cup sized STAYbowl®, is just right for 1-2 guinea pigs. Most veterinarians recommend that adult guinea pigs receive only ⅛ cup of pellets per day (along with unlimited fresh hay and water and some fresh veg.). Too many pellets can lead to bladder stones and other health problems, so this bowl is great for controlling your portion sizes.
STAYbowl® is a tip-free food dish for guinea pigs and other small pets (patent pending). Now available in two sizes (¼ cup and ¾ cup). STAYbowl® not only keeps your pets' food off the floor, it also saves you time and money. Because there is no more wasted pellets, this bowl will literally pay for itself! STAYbowl® Tip-Proof Bowl also helps with portion control.
- Keeps food clean and off the floor
- Saves time - Less cage mess
- Saves money - No more wasted pellets
- Promotes health and wellness - No more over or under feeding
- Dishwasher safe
Guinea Pigs and other small animals.
We strongly encourage you to measure your pets’ pellet portion to make sure you are not overfeeding.
While most veterinarians recommend that guinea pigs under six months old have unlimited pellets, they also say adult guinea pigs should be limited to ⅛ cup of high-quality pellets per day. While pellets do have critical vitamin C and other nutrients important to guinea pig health, too many pellets can lead to painful bladder stones and other health problems. Vets recommend feeding unlimited hay and water, plus a variety of fresh vegetables daily.
STAYbowl® was invented by Ken Foster, and his 10-year-old daughter, Megan, (now 15) after their family adopted two guinea pigs (Ginger and Cocoa) from a Michigan-based small animal rescue group in 2013. Within weeks of adopting them, they noticed that their piggies would keep flipping over their pellet bowl. This was cute at first, but it quickly became annoying because they would have to sweep all the pellets up off the bottom of the cage. It also seemed a very wasteful and ultimately expensive way of feeding them. Ken, mum Janice and Megan realised that when food gets dumped, there is a tendency to refill the bowl, or to put a heavy crock in the cage and overload it with pellets. This leads to overfeeding and a whole host of health problems for small animals, just as it does in humans.
That’s when the father-daughter team sprang into action. What started out as a teachable moment at the kitchen table about product development evolved into a simple working STAYbowl® prototype, to a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and eventually to a fully designed, commercially produced product that effectively solves a simple problem for small pets.