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August 19th, 2010

08:20 pm - Noises and biting

I wonder if you could help!

We've had our first guinea pigs now for almost a week. They're about 8 weeks old, and we're having trouble with one of them, called Rodney.

He seems to object to being picked up at the moment. He seems fine for a minute or two, after which he's nipping and trying to butt my hands with his head. Can anyone advise how to proceed? Is it a matter of persisting with him and letting him know who's boss? (he's slightly bigger than the other, so seems to me more dominant) or is it a matter of giving him space and letting him calm down? I'm worried about doing that, as his brother Chuck seems to like being handled, and I don't want to stop picking up Chuck just because of Rodney, or let it seem that we favour Chuck by only picking him up.

Any advice?


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July 1st, 2010

08:09 pm

It is Queenie Pig Artemis!

She wears this paper crown when I read picture books to her.

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March 12th, 2010

04:52 pm
COOLEST PET PAD CONTEST!  (Brought to you by Petco and Super Pet)

Thought some people here would enjoy sharing their pets homes!  And you may even win some prizes! (not to mention show others your passion for your critters and ideal living conditions for the many small animals that many take for granted or put in smaller then should be cages)

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cross posted to other small animal communities.

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January 19th, 2010

10:13 pm - cancer
A while back, my dear Artemis had surgery to remove to cancerous lumps, and she was free for over a year, but recently I noted that the lumps are forming again. Almost too small to notice, but definitely there.

Artemis is almost six years old but has never had any other medical problems, still eats very well and is a beautiful little almond of fur.

I was wondering if anyone here has had their guinea pig survive two operations?

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December 9th, 2009

10:34 pm - Holidays and Snow!
Hey everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying their December. :) We're almost ready for Christmas... The guinea pigs have chew blocks and a wooden lizard toy wrapped and under the tree! My husband and I took our boys to Petco for a picture with Santa! They were very very well behaved :) I'm such a proud mama, hehe!

In other news, my husband scooped some snow in a bowl (our section of PA is covered in festive snow right now) and brought it inside. We let our one pig, Alfred, sniff it, which caused instant terror and he tried to hide as deep into my arm as he could go. Which makes me wonder, are guinea pigs afraid of snow? And why? Besides it being cold (and my boys being VERY spoiled indoor pigs), I can't think of a reason. Has anyone had any pig + snow experience? I'm just curious :)


x-posted to guinea_pigs
Current Mood: chipperchipper

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October 31st, 2009

02:05 pm - Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I figured I would share a picture of my boys in their festive Halloween costumes! Alfred is a Guineasaurus Rex and Jack is a Guineabee! Jack is already festive for the holiday, considering his full name is Jack O'Lantern :)

And yes, these were inspired by South Park ;)

Current Mood: bouncyfestive

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August 17th, 2009

03:34 pm - Bath aftermath
It's been awhile since I posted pictures of my Clover.

Here she is after a bath. (7 pictures)Collapse )

x-posted to the usual piggie places
Current Mood: amusedamused

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August 16th, 2009

07:35 pm
i have to get rid of my 2 adult pigs. i'm moving home and my mom won't allow them (believe me, she's not budging) i'm in baltimore currently but could drive to the DC/Philly/NYC area. can anyone help me find homes for my babies?

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August 9th, 2009

09:23 pm - Biting Guinea Pig Help
I have a bit of a problem with a biting guinea-pig.

He's not biting for any particular reason (not angry, scared etc...), sometimes I think it's his way of letting me know he wants to go back to the cage but other times when he sinks his teeth in and won't let go... I'm not so sure. I can cope quite easily with him, I wear long sleeves and when he makes his move to grab my finger or something I just move it out of the way... but today he's taken a nice chunk out of my ear (believe me, hearing something bite through cartilage is not a pleasant experience!).

I got him as a rescue pig and all I really know about his history is that he was a stray guinea-pig. They thought he was about six months old and he really is a cuddle bug (when cuddled he spreads out and loves you to rub behind his ears and under his chin) which makes the biting thing a bit frustrating.

Any got any suggestions?

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