Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of Cavey! I’m Holly, an artist and model maker living
in London, UK with a penchant for toys and collectibles. After years of
prototyping toys for other people I wanted to make something for
myself, and viola, Cavey was born! Cavey was inspired by my love for my pet guinea pigs.
I love their fat little bodies and shy nature and wanted to capture
this in an easy-to-carry-around plush. Cavey’s name is a play on
‘Cavies’, the scientific name for guinea pigs. I started making Caveys in 2010, the
first designs were Brown Bear Cavey and Plain Pink cavey. I only made 10
of each and got many emails from people asking if I would be making
more that I quickly set about getting a new design together. I now bring
out a new plush design once a month, as well as the occasional Vinyl Cavey, too!
Every Cavey is lovingly handmade in the UK and comes with a carry case to keep your new friend safe on his adventures with you. Caveys are shy creatures and come in many breeds, each with their own personalities and that distinctive cheeky smile. Caveys hide themselves in the world around us, if you look closely you may catch one quick enough to say “Hey, Cavey!” and grab a quick picture to share with Cavey fans around the world on his Facebook page or tag us @heycavey on Instagram.