I started a guinea-pig 'log' on the computer when we had GP1 and GP2 but I think the scales were a bit out. Their weights never seemed to tally (even weighing GP1 then again 5 minutes later gave quite a discrepancy)
My GP1 lost weight after a traumatic time in the summer (and the heat didn't help him). Now he's putting on his body fat muscle and getting chubby for winter. GP3 seems to get heavier every time I lift him up . If it wasn't for the fact I know he's a boar, I'd be worrying he was pg .
So I invested in some nice digital scales and I can put a decent sized bowl on them - unlike my old scales that had a shallow rectangular pan. I think the pigs panicked and didn't sit still either,
First weigh in of the season is tonight.....after they've finished grass eating of course
Have just weighed the boys much to their disgust. Scruffy weighs in at a healthy 2lb 13oz. Smooth is a hefty boy and he clocked up 3lb 7oz, but he did do an enormous wee after I put him back so I can probably deduct a couple of ounces .
But how the devil do they get so big on vegetables? I've had some right porky guineas in the past but it's not as though they eat a load of junk food. Their diet is basically hay/grass/veg/pellets and fruit. I think they live to eat rather than eat to live
They only had 3 bits of parsley this morning instead of 5 - have discovered they can count. Maybe diet is not the way to go. I'll increase the exercise instead - Current Bun will have to chase them round a bit more (usually they chase him or climb on him while he sleeps).