When? When will it be spring?

(7 Posts)
Schlock Mon 11-Feb-13 22:30:33

Soon, very soon! The days are stretching out now. It's already almost light as I get up at 7ish & I'm not switching on my car lights until nearly 5. Spring is on its way, hurrah!

plum100 Mon 11-Feb-13 22:26:44

Notinmyday - thank you !!!!! On reading ur post i saw it - the indoor solution for my piggies- paddling pool !!! Ive been racking my brains to think what i csn use for them to run aroud i inside / - was thinking collapsable dog crate but pricey - what sort of pooldo you have?

weegiemum Mon 04-Feb-13 22:08:53

We can't get ours out yet either.
But I do like hearing them munching hay if I wake in the night (they live in our room in winter cos they are my guineas! The dc can keep their hamsters as far as I'm concerned!!).
But I'm looking forward to getting my girls out again, they love it so much!

Our garden is still squelchy so the boars can't go out on the grass yet (clay soil)
I'm thinking if it's nice during the week I'll open their side window (it can lift out of the frame and inside is reinforced with a Fort Knox arrangement of flymesh and metal grid to make it fox proof.

We're promised more snow in Darkest Essex so it'll be a while yet.
Back to the scissors and foraging round for grass and dandelion leaves grin

NotInMyDay Mon 04-Feb-13 20:28:31

Aldi and Lidl are my friends wink. They live in the non heated kitchen at the shaded end of the house so I think they were fine in the sun for a short time.

I was cutting huge handfuls of grass until it got so short that there wasn't much point. I have woods behind me so I could forage but I'm nervous that I'll give them something poisonous.

Roll on spring please.

Btw they are ENORMOUS - they have easily doubled in size since I got them. I did loads of research so I knew they would grow but it beggars belief just HOW big they are.

guineapiglet Mon 04-Feb-13 20:12:22

Hi - you are right, it is a rotten time for guineas, it does drag on and they get very fed up, they would rather be outside mowing the lawn! You can always get them handfulls of grass or dandelions if you happen to have any around, I used to live near a massive field and go and pick a bin bag full of long grass for them at this time of year.

It won't be long now, and you are right to just give them short bursts of time outside when the sun is out so they get used to it and they don't over indulge and get the runs! Last week it was 14 degrees here and perfect for outdoor guineas, but now it is down to low single figures - if in doubt, dont put them out if you are likely to have the heating on otherwise their internal thermometer doesnt work, they cannot acclimatise well.
(Aldi is brilliant for cheap fruit and veg by the way and a really good range for humans and furries alike)...

NotInMyDay Mon 04-Feb-13 19:57:00

My 2 lovely GP girls are 7 months old. I've had them indoors since mid October. I love having them in the kitchen. But outside they have a hutch with access to a run and grass (which is their favourite thing).

I spend a fortune on veg and tunnels and chew sticks and different flavours of hay but they seem a bit bored.

They get out in the paddling pool loads but I think they'll be sooo happy when they can go outside during the day again. Sunday was really mild here with lovely direct sun and I put them out on the grass for 20 mins. It was piggie heaven!

So when? When will it be spring?

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