Bubble is the cream long haired one, and Squeak the Fluffy rex - Squeak is actually the braver of the two so far... but when trying to get these pics, she decided to run out grab the veg, and reverse back so I couldn't see her face!
Bubble was extremely brave and sat out to eat her green bean - clever girlie
We've had them out for a little cuddle, and they were fine and been even braver since, less freaking out everytime someone moves!
Thank you! New to piggies and finding it hard to keep our girls dry underfoot, changing newspaper and straw twice a day some days as they are peeing a huge amount now there's more fresh grass in offer. I love Bubble' s hairdo!
Davros - a toilet roll tube is perfect for dwarf hammies (used to keep them) they love running through and having a chew!
Clippity - Straw is too harsh for piggies so I'm lead to believe... Hay is what they need. Also - I've been told they shouldn't have more than an hour a day in the run at the moment as spring grass is very rich and can cause bloat which can be fatal - so keep an eye on how much they are getting for now!
Today we have had licks and purrs from the braver of the two piggies (squeak) and bubble isn't running away when picked up now either!
Bubble & Squeak are gorgeous girls - Bubble looks like an exotic unicorn
I'm looking at Squeak (we had a Rex and his fur was coarse, but she looks soft and fluffy, might be a Teddy? Are her whiskers curly or straight? Rex are curly whisker piggies with huge thick claws) In the USA they have different names for the coats so depending on what sites you go on to check out your piggies characteristics)
We used soft barley straw in winter to bulk out the back of the haybox, it was far softer than the hay TBH, and didn't compress. But I've switched away from their winter bedding now yay. I wouldn't use for piglets or nervous piggies but the crap amount of twigs and thistles in hay has horrified me over the past couple of years.
Guinea-pigs used to be simple. You had Smooths You had Abbys You had Peruvians
Then they introduced all these exotic new breeds (glares at the USA )
When we got our piglet, (he was from a Rescue who got him from a breeder) we were told he was Swiss. But as he grew (and grew) I looked at various sites and he was definately Rex. Your piggie might have Swiss/Rex? Swiss have a halo effect of longer guard hairs , Teddy are short soft, Rex are short coarse .
Rodents with Attitude Breeds is good to pig-ogle.
Our GP5 is a Himalayan Crested Smooth (which I did read on one breeders site was quite rare. GP5 needn't get all precious though, she has a pink toe so she would get expelled from Shows )
Ohmrdarcy sorry used the wrong lingo, they are on hay. Too soggy here for nibbling outdoors on the lawn, but we have been cutting bits of grass, just a handful each day. It certainly makes them per more!
oooh popcorning! I didn't see any whilst they were out there, but I think bubble (need to think of MN names for them - ideas??) did a bit after when she was back in doors ( I was working so just saw out of the corner of my eye!)
Debating letting them out again today... its cloudy but meant to be dry... a little cooler though so wouldn't want them getting chilly - will see how the day goes I think