Show us your furries!

(63 Posts)
KRITIQ Wed 14-Nov-12 23:59:05

Following on from the tread about Truffles the long jump pig, which meandered a bit, wouldn't it be great to see what each others' furballs look like, and hear more about them?

I posted some snaps of my two Boars on the other thread (they are my 7th and 8th pigs - succession planning is a hallmark of having boars!) But, being a proud PigMum, here are some more.

Get On Board the Pig Train!
Fun with a Tissue Box
Shhhhhh! It's a Secret!
Adventures in the Back Garden
Derp!
A Guest for Lunch

Look forward to seeing all of your little munchkins! Either link to photos here or pop them on your profile. Thanks!

KRITIQ Thu 03-Jan-13 21:01:51

Oh, that is one handsome pig. What a doll!

guineapiglet Fri 04-Jan-13 10:10:12

Oh Fortified Old Boy is a real charmer, love his markings and his lovely blanket, he looks like a well loved chap.

smileThank you both. OB is a chocolate Dutch confused. As you can see he only got the face markings. All his brothers (there were 5 if I recall correctly, big litter) had the required brown rumps as well grin.

Awww OB looks lovely.
I don't know why but I pictured him as a solid coloured dark brown .

He doesn't look like a 6yo- still got his youthful little face smile

Please look at my profile to see my two piggies. This was taken in the summer when we first had them. Unfortunately as you know Steve died few days ago. I wish Ihad taken more photos :-(

guineapiglet Sat 05-Jan-13 10:29:28

Oh what a couple of sweeties perched on your lap, they do look content. It is a horrible shame about Steve, he wasnt very old, how is his companion doing? I wish I had taken many more photos, we have lots of little videos and phone photos of them, but I wish I had taken them more regularly- some of the photos on here are really fabulous, so it is a nice idea to update them as the guineas grow.

He seems ok. Got him put yesterday for long cuddles - almost fell asleep on my knee. Worried he is lonely but no rescue places nearby so might have to look little further.

Oh how sad. Steve with his friend is a lovely photo to look back on. Has his friend got a name on this forum?

His name is nibbles and just had another cuddle with me. Seems better today.

I know Pets at home get bad name but was in there earlier buying dog food and was looking at piggies. Spoke to one of the staff who talked a lot of sense.
Said one of her boars had died before Xmas and her remaining one was scared and behave different for few days (as is mine)
She also explained about getting new one, keeping separate, cleaning cage to remove scent etc.
She also said she had taken decision not to get replacement and had bought her guinea a toy and spent time with him.

Think would like another guinea pig. Going to build C&C cage tomorrow which will give us 2 cages so getting another and introducing slowly will be an option.

Have to say I have learnt more about guinea pigs in last 2 weeks than previous 5 months

His name is nibbles and just had another cuddle with me. Seems better today.

I know Pets at home get bad name but was in there earlier buying dog food and was looking at piggies. Spoke to one of the staff who talked a lot of sense.
Said one of her boars had died before Xmas and her remaining one was scared and behave different for few days (as is mine)
She also explained about getting new one, keeping separate, cleaning cage to remove scent etc.
She also said she had taken decision not to get replacement and had bought her guinea a toy and spent time with him.

Think would like another guinea pig. Going to build C&C cage tomorrow which will give us 2 cages so getting another and introducing slowly will be an option.

Have to say I have learnt more about guinea pigs in last 2 weeks than previous 5 months

Aww Nibbles is an excellent name smile. Especially for boars a side by side introduction is a good method. Even if they never manage to live together seeing, talking and smelling through the wire seems to be enough interraction to keep them happy.

When OB's brother died he was happy enough at first with just human company. But after afew months he did become withdrawn. As he was imo opinion too old to neuter we got him two girl friends to live in a separate hutch although we have had the odd accidently encounter. I'm convinced knowing he's not the only guinea in the world has kept him living so long. Their arrival in the house perked him up no end grin.

NameChangeToProtectDH Mon 07-Jan-13 06:43:51

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guineapiglet Mon 07-Jan-13 18:53:11

fortified - Lol! smile Love the idea of OB being perked up by the arrival of two young lady pigs - very Rod Stewart!! You are right tho', it must be odd to be the only one of your kind if you are kept as a solitary pet and never see anything/one who looks like you do....... surely most small furries need a friend to make life more interesting, even if they are kept separate and can still see each other, bless.

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