What adventure has your Super Furry had today

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Its been a sad start to 2013 for guinea pigs so I thought we all needed cheering up by sharing our stories of what our furry members of the family have been doing. This thread is open to all buns, ratties, piggies, hammies the more the merrier smile.

I'll start, Naughty Girl did this afew days ago but the girls have been very lazy today.

I had the hutch door open to encourage abit of floor time. My kids are not very tidy and had left a package of biscuits out. What I didn't realise was that they had been knocked off the table. Then I heard a crunching sound coming from behind the armchair. There was Naughty Girl chomping down on a package of digestive. In surprise I said her RL name quite loudly and she went running under the hutch with a please don't be cross with me look on her face. Needless to say biscuits in the bin grin

FernieB Mon 04-Mar-13 10:46:10

Finally managed to work out how to insert photos - yippee! So here's Current Bun hiding from the evil pigs: www.mumsnet.com/67121.Ups and here's the evil pigs hunting him down starting in his basket: www.mumsnet.com/67122.Ups

Hope this works.

Aw Current Bun has pretty eyes smile.

Your piggies look like they are conspiring together wink.

guineapiglet Mon 04-Mar-13 15:43:48

Hi Fernie - for some reason couldnt get links to work, are they the photos on your profile page?? Love the little guineas' faces, the white one is really gorgeous isn't he- well they both are, but he really appeals to me! Looks like they are very happy and well loved and looked after, lucky things.... I didnt know you were a Cheshire girl/ Have just left Cheshire to move to SE and miss it terribly, where abouts are you?

FernieB Mon 04-Mar-13 16:22:24

fortified they are always conspiring together. It is how they constantly outwit me and persuade me to give them extra parsley.

guineapiglet - I'm not too far from Cheshire border with Derbyshire - nearly in Buxton! I missed it too when I was living elsewhere for 6 years, but am very relieved to be back home now.

The white one is Smoothpig and he's extra quiet and sensible. The other one is completely loopy.

guineapiglet Mon 04-Mar-13 19:30:55

Yes, he does look like a cool, sensible chap, I adore his red eyes! Scruffy pig is a sweetie, too and it is lovely that they get on so well... You and I were obviously neighbours without knowing it, we lived in Cheshire peaks, not far from Macclesfield <sob>smile

KRITIQ Mon 04-Mar-13 20:38:52

Oh wow, is Currant Bun what they call an "otter?" Love the markings. Just love seeing OPPs (other people's pigs!)

FernieB Tue 05-Mar-13 14:47:19

Kritiq - He is an 'otter'. Just been looking it up and had to go and catch poor Current Bun and compare him to the pictures/description. He's sulking now as he was enjoying an afternoon snooze in the sun in the conservatory before I grabbed him grin

It was sunny in Essex today and the girls got their first go it pick your own grass this year. They mowed a nice little strip and were very judgey about being brought back inside.

This evening I weighed Fatimus. She weighs an impressive 2lb 10oz shock. She doesn't just eat to live, its her hobby too! confused

FernieB Wed 06-Mar-13 02:47:32

It's been lovely here as well (Cheshire) but still slightly too chilly for the pampered little darlings. Did get the pigpen out for a good clean though. Can't wait for them to be able to go out in it - the lawn's getting quite long.

I bet Smoothpig could beat Fatimus - he's a hefty size, probably because he doesn't shift himself much (unless he's being chased with the nail clippers).

Mothers Day Breakfast:

toast in the toast rack (unbuttered)
Coffee, orange juice, small pot of jam.
Cards, presents.
DD ,DS, DH and two little boys. Aaaaah Perfect.

GP1 didn't wait to be invited for breakfast. He reached over to the tray and hoiked a half slice of toast right out of the rack to tuck in.

Of course GP2 (my little boy) sat there sweetly gormlessly waiting for a crust of toast to be stuck under his nose smile

I ventured out in my robe to cut them some grass though to show them there was no hard feelings (much)

FernieB Mon 11-Mar-13 10:32:29

Aaah lovely - sounds like you were spoilt.

My fluffy boys let me clean out their cages yesterday and because it was mother's day, they didn't shout at me to hurry up.

guineapiglet Mon 11-Mar-13 20:31:06

Hi all - very jealous of your mothers' days Fernie and 70, though I have to say that 70 seemed to get the better deal, breakfast in bed AND guineas on toast!!

It is always Mum who ends up doing the cleaning out! There is always payback!!! smile

Hope all the super furries are well insulated tonight, it is going to be a cold onesad

grin I still had the joy of cleaning out the hog house and getting their haybed sorted.
They're still in at night, past couple of days they've had their heater on in the Pighouse (after last week being nice it's back to Brrr again)

weegiemum Mon 11-Mar-13 21:54:06

My guinea girls had an awesome day yesterday. They always get spoiled on mothers day as I got them for mothers day from my dc 2 years ago! So big clean, fresh grass (picked from under the snow by dd2), new hay, lettuce and cucumber!

Dd2's hammie got an extra special treat today. Dd2 (9) was so appallingly badly behaved this morning we invoked the ultimate sanction and dh took "Willow" to work today, until tomorrow. Wee thing has spent the day amusing patients in his GP practice!!

So your husband doesn't do "Take your daughter to work" Day-
it's "Take the family pets to work" grin

I want a Doctor who brings guinea-pigs into the surgery.
<<Stamps feet>>

FernieB Tue 12-Mar-13 10:35:09

Bet the hamster had a whale of a time and lots of fuss.

My fluffy boys have had to move into the conservatory (just during the day) as we are having work done in the house which means there's sawdust all over their usual room. They are very happy about this and have been popcorning like mad.

Fatimus has a new favourite past time. We think she wants to be a parrot confused. After a cuddle and whatever food I'm are bribing her to sit on my lap, she'll run upto my always left shoulder and has a little chat. She does the same with DD2 smile.

Also she has at last got over losing Old Boy. The aggression she showed poor Naughty Girl was unbelievablesad. Humping for dominance and chasing her away from food. It was so bad I was considering getting a neutered boar to be top pig. Because although OB and the girls didn't share a hutch he was still top pig.

Lastly, I must just tell you this creepy crawlly story, if abit off topic. At the weekend I was helping teen DD move the posters above the long side of her bed. I had just gone downstairs when I heard screams and very ripe language as teens do <nodds sagely>. On the bed was a huge spider that had fallen from behind a poster, having obviously lived there comfortably for sometime wink. But on inspection it was rather flat and not moving. When I told DD she must have stood on it and killed it, she went even more hysterical.grin I laughed so must I could hardly breath. After DD stopped swearing and hyperventilating she went straight on her Twitter account. Aw teens they are such a joy hmm grin.

It was DH having the adventure yesterday-
our Pighouse is missing a bit of the roofing felt (as in missing, can't find it. It's about 5'x2'. I reckon it blew away in the wind but it's gone) hmm

So last night DH and I were fastenening a waterproof tarpaulin to the roof as a makeshift 'repair' until Wednesday when, if it's dry , DH can put on new roofing fely .

Their house looks quite jazzy with a royal blue roof though ...grin

Frettchen Tue 19-Mar-13 17:48:05

Nothing exciting has happened to DFerrets today, as far as I know. But we did have a lovely day out on Saturday. We went to a nearby (ish) Scout Camp and entertained some very noisy Beavers (the child-kind, not the toothy-kind!)

They didn't mind the rain or the muc so much, being safely in the car whilst we humans were dismantling the marquee and struggling to stay upright!

70 bad luck about the roof. I think we are in for more grotty weather tomorrow and its going to get worse as the week goes on sad. The saying is if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb hmm.Running out of time for that old saying to be true.

Make sure the boars don't have a 'Wizard of Oz' moment in this wind. Stamp your paws boys and wheek "there's no place like home, there's no place like home" wink.

Frettchen I bet the Beavers enjoyed meeting your ferrets, I would. When I was at secondary school a friends younger brother had a stoat but we weren't allowed near it because it bit.

GP2 embraces the thought of miniature ruby slippers (two pairs would be required)

Their house is habitable (still in at night) but like a weird stained glass window effect where the mahoosive tarpaulin covers the windows- and that's with it doubled over smile

FernieB Wed 20-Mar-13 08:42:36

70 how are your pigs coping with the colour change? My boys were very confused yesterday when I moved their cage to a slightly different angle - it caused a lot of frantic running and wheeking confused

guineapiglet Wed 20-Mar-13 10:25:26

Hi all, lovely to read about all the adventures this week. Just been to a local newsagent and there is a picture of two lovely little boys waiting to be rescued - was very very tempted, they looked gorgeous. sad

70 and Fernie I love the sound guineas make when something new and curious has happened to their usual routine, that sort of quizzical noise as they set off to discover what the change is, and the indignance that you have been inconsiderate enough to inconvenience them! Loved it when we go a new huge hutch and they all set off nose to tail exploring,marking and complaining that it was 'different'-
Fortified I have lots of pictures of my spottygirl who used to rest on my shoulder and go to sleep, snoring, she loved the Archers theme tune and would just go off to sleep, and then wake up at the end and explore parrot fashion along the length of the shoulder and chair, some of them are just more cuddly than others!
KRITIQ first day of spring (well tomorrow) wondered how you poorly lad was doing and if he has made a good recovery ready to go out on the grass --once it actually feels like spring and is not so £&*"ing cold all the time!

guineapiglet Wed 20-Mar-13 10:27:21

PS Frettchen loved the idea of the ferrets meeting with the Beavers, hope they ( they ferrets) have recovered from their ordeal smile

grin I like to confuse keep the guinea-pigs interested by moving their belongings around.

GP1 does the little rattlesnakey purr thing when he explores.
I know he's saying "What the Jeff has she done with the salad bowl now ?"

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