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!

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.

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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 But after afew months he did become withdrawn.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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 :-(

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

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.

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.

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

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

I'm not very knowledgible about computers but I've managed to work out how to load up photo to my laptop my new toy for Christmas and now I've put a picture on my profile page.

The photo is of Old Boy, taken this morning. I thought you would like to put the furry face to the name grin.

KRITIQ Sun 16-Dec-12 20:47:34

Oh I am partial to a ginger piggie! Oh, and the pig in the pud is just great!

I'm all excited as we're going to have a pair of lady pigs joining us over the holidays. Watch this space for new snaps!

guineapiglet Sat 15-Dec-12 14:51:52

PS Bonkey, Little Pig will have to be the December pin up in that pudding, he looks well at home!

guineapiglet Sat 15-Dec-12 14:51:00

What a pair of sweeties they are, love the little faces peeking out. Love the crest as well, lots of my girls had crests, they are lovely to stroke and groom and give them a kind of ruffled look, a just got out of hay look..... more additions for our calendar I think!

bluebump Fri 14-Dec-12 21:51:46

My two should be on my profile, they are Dora and Diego (both girls). Dora is the sandy colour one and Diego the browner one. Diego has a cool spiky line of fur down his whole back and Dora has longer softer fur.

Pig in a Pud

Hope this works! Can't get bloody yahoo to work!

Well, after rumbling and wiggling his arse off....he's in and popcorning like theres no tomorrow grin

I have just bought LittlePig a Christmas pud house grin

Pics to follow when the little blighter plucks up enough courage to get in it! !

Before anyone says anything about favouritism....BigPig would hate me forever if I did this to him! He had a extra bunch of parsley that he doesn't have to dig out from said pud like LittlePig who hasn't....yet .

guineapiglet Thu 13-Dec-12 18:30:34

Oh what a sweetie - Im very partial to ginger guineas with pink ears, and this one is very unique with the white markings, do tell more, age, name, etc, - what a lovely face this guinea has.....another candidate for the calendar I reckon!

Oh I just saw this, this is my guinea pig smile

Looking serious

Face on

guineapiglet Sat 08-Dec-12 12:12:52

Hi Kritiq - do hope you are feeling better, seems to be doing the rounds at the moment. Thanks for the invitation to the link, and the glorious photos of your boys in the snow - their faces are brilliant - ' please hurry up, my bits are freezing' etc! - See what I mean about how our own photos are much more interesting and less posed and cruel than some of the cards/calendars on offer. I am afraid I am such a dinosaur technophobe that I would not know how to make a MN calendar of our own, but I think it would be a brilliant way of raising funds for guinea rescues.......

Over the holidays I hope to go and visit Wheek and Squeak, a Guinea pig rescue recommended by another gp owner on one of these threads - thank you for this info, would love for you all to have a look at it, aren't they doing brilliant work? Im sure there must be one of these in each county, so it would be good if any of you who know of anywhere guinea friendly could list it. Also love the info they give about caring for the guineapigs, the commitment etc, very useful. Will give some feedback, am slightly reluctant in some ways as I KNOW I will want to adopt them all. But am hopeful it will be useful in the future< rubs hands and plots to try and encourage family to get more guineas!>

KRITIQ Fri 07-Dec-12 19:44:19

Hi guineapiglet and all. I've had a cold and feeling sorry for myself and haven't been back here for a wee while. Oh yes please feel free to use any of my photos. I've actually got quite a few thousand photos already on a photosharing site which are "full size" so if you want to put something together, just send me a message and I'll send you a link. (It's just I'd prefer not to link there from here for privacy reasons.)

DBoar 1 & 2 had their Christmas "Photo Shoot" just over a week ago, before DBoar 1's hair cut. Looking at him now, you'd think the scissors hadn't touched him. Is it coz it's winter and it's growing extra fast? Anyone got a long haired pig that's the same?

Hear's the swine Christmas 2010 and 2011. (alas no snow this year, so cards won't be quite so 'seasonal' this year.)

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