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What adventure has your Super Furry had today

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fortifiedwithtea Thu 31-Jan-13 19:45:19

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

fortifiedwithtea Thu 07-Feb-13 19:06:15

Today Fatimus deserves to be on the digusting animals thread. There have been poops floating in the water bowl 3 times and I know it was her. Naughty has been walking around the lounge floor making her I'm happy noise, as she hasn't been allowed out all week. My Mum came to look after me sad-- and doesn't have guinea pigs out where she is going to sleep--. I'm still very poorly, on second course of anti-biotic for a throat infection I can not remember ever having before like it and its gone to my ear too. Fatimus did not take advantage of floor time. She is a vair lazy piggie who has a vair lardy bum.

guineapiglet Thu 07-Feb-13 20:01:53

oh Fortified you really do have it bad - hope you start to feel better. IF you lived nearer I would send my husband round with one of his 'hot toddies' - garlic, lemon, ginger honey--a shedful of whiskey <for medicinal purposes of course>--and a drop of tea. Mix with paracetamol..... Do not feed to Fatimus!!

I loved it when they ran round making their happy exploring noise, it is a really jolly sound, like they are genuinely pleased to be doing something exciting. Poohs in water - yes, Im afraid thats a bit of a girl thing. One of mine was super bossy fanatically clean girl ( the latest rescue) and would only pee and poo in one corner of her hutch. When she moved in with my girls she used to chatter her teeth at them all the time because they were always pooing out of the desigated corner.... when they used to freerange round the lounge I made them little toilet stops out of shoe boxes. As you can imagine, it was literally hit and miss.... smile

KRITIQ Thu 07-Feb-13 21:17:23

Oh crumbs, sorry to hear you are so poorly fortified. Healing wheeks from my boys (and me of course!)

silver73 Wed 13-Feb-13 23:18:34

Not been around for a while as was heartbroken by my Dotty pig dying. Just worked out that we lost 3 piggies in around 6 months. All just over 5 years old. Not exactly a cheery super furry story but have had some fabulous news. My oldest son got an offer for medical school yesterday. It has been something he has always wanted to do and Dotty was his piggie and he nursed her for her last hours. I secretly hoped he would become a vet but he will be a lovely doctor...

KRITIQ Thu 14-Feb-13 00:40:19

Well, human animals need care as well smile That's quite a hefty blow you've had losing so many wee souls in such a short time. Take good care.

PS: My Dboars adventure today was sitting on "grandma's" lap earlier while DH did room service for them. They also had a rather jolly time playing with a brown paper sandwich bag and chewing a cup holder from Greggs. Ah, the simple things in life, eh?

KRITIQ Thu 14-Feb-13 01:24:48

This is them getting impatient waiting for room service.

guineapiglet Thu 14-Feb-13 12:46:44

Hi All- hope you are doing OK Silver, lovely news about your son, congratulations. I know how you feel, we went from 4 girls to none in less than a year, Im sure the last girl died of a broken heart. Are you going to get some more?

Kritiq - my girls called me 'grandma' as their 'mum' was my daughter! I loved the photo of them, is that their house, it looks fabulous. I REALLY think you should do your own calendar of them, I would buy it, they are both so photogenic. I hope I am lucky enough to meet you and them in the pub one day, pints all round!! smile

guineapiglet Thu 14-Feb-13 12:48:44

PS as Ive said before, your GP2 ( on the top of the cage) is a natural, he is so handsome. But your little GP1s face peeking out - bless, he is so sweet, his little pink lip. Please do a calendar!

poweredbytoast Tue 26-Feb-13 13:00:52

The window cleaner came round yesterday to tell me that he'd accidentally let the ferrets escape (they have free run of the yard, I wasn't expecting him that day). They'd spent a couple of hours in a neighbour's yard: they are hoarders so plenty of crap to explore. They both came when I called but both bit me. Seems it doesn't take long to go feral!

fortifiedwithtea Tue 26-Feb-13 19:17:25

Ouch that must have hurt! Alcohol has antiseptic qualities have a wine or two wink.

KRITIQ Wed 27-Feb-13 23:28:34

Oh ouch! Naughty ferrets. If it's any consolation, I still have a few scars from DBoar 1's fangs.

I bought some paper bags the other day - the kind you use for collecting food waste for composting. I never knew you could have so much fun with a [[ paper bag!]

KRITIQ Wed 27-Feb-13 23:29:04

Once more with feeling smile

Oh ouch! Naughty ferrets. If it's any consolation, I still have a few scars from DBoar 1's fangs.

I bought some paper bags the other day - the kind you use for collecting food waste for composting. I never knew you could have so much fun with a paper bag!

BonkeyMollocks Thu 28-Feb-13 11:16:32

Just re marking my place because I have just had to dig LittlePig out from behind the washing machine again!

This time I think he scared himself because he got stuck serves him right because I could here was both pigs wheeking like they were about to be skinned hmm .

LittlePig is yet again up for adoption - any takers? wink

guineapiglet Thu 28-Feb-13 12:14:45

Kritiq - every time you post these lovely pictures of your furry GP I am very jealous, he is just adorable - love the nonchalant bit of hay sticking out of his mouth - what a fab photo, I urge you again to do your own calendar, you definitely have one fan down here!

Bonkey Im up for giving you some respite care from your little escapee - tho' he may just have frightened himself into not doing it again! Did he make it to pet's day or not? - Did you decide it was all too much effort/stress. Would love to see photos of it if it did happen!

BonkeyMollocks Thu 28-Feb-13 12:19:55

Pets day is next week guinea - I'm thinking def not a pig! i think it would be too stressful for them and me . I am considering Dhammy though -he will just sleep through it once he has made a nest in the carrier therefore be non stressed hopefully . hmm

You are welcome to him, I am sporting a rather nice scratch courtesy of being supermum and digging him out! hmm .

KRITIQ I agree! Calender!!!

FernieB Thu 28-Feb-13 13:02:43

Bonkey take LittlePig to pets day as punishment for his washing machine obsession - it should put him off wandering behind there for life!

I am also sporting a pig related injury - have just spent 30 mins trying to dig out a small speck of hay which had buried itself painfully next to my finger nail.

fortifiedwithtea Thu 28-Feb-13 13:26:33

Naughty Girl had a little sing-song last night. She doesn't often do it but I've noticed she does it when she is upset about something.

I don't thing she liked the film we were watching neither did I ParaNorman, creepy cartoon hmm.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 28-Feb-13 20:13:50

My DD makes an enclosure to let the hogs scootle about in the back room (they need to be enclosed because I don't want them getting under the sideboard -with all the TV and PC cables- or into the kitchen) .
GP2 was happily exploring.
GP1 was like Bambi on the laminate flooring. I'll bet Robin Cousins is panicing grin

After reading about LittlePigs washing machine and Fatimus's tumble dryer misadventures they are not going anywhere near the kitchen.

KRITIQ Thu 28-Feb-13 22:11:14

Glad to hear Little Pig got free. Wow fortified, do you mean Naughty performed the ancient pig plainsong? Only heard that once and it's something to behold.

Thanks for the lovely comments about the boys. Tomorrow is National Pig Day, by the way. Okay, not our kind of pig, but close enough! It's also St David's Day (Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus i pawb!), Peanut Butter Lover's Day and Fruit Compote Appreciation Day. It's also my 2nd wedding anniversary!

guineapiglet Fri 01-Mar-13 11:07:53

Wow! What an auspicious day... Happy WA to you*kritiq*, and happy pig lovers day to all you welsh, peanut butter eating compote lovers! Do not feed leeks to your guineas......I wonder if there is a national guinea pig day maybe in Peru? Was just looking at old guinea photos and videos with my daughter remembering my very first boy guinea, Irving.....he used to free range in the garden and could invariably be found chomping the massive lavender bush. One day he escaped under the fence. We heard lots of shrieks, shouting and laughter. Picture a feisty ginger guinea in the middle of a bowling green surrounded by surprised old folk and GIANT bowling balls.....

FernieB Fri 01-Mar-13 12:58:11

ROFL at Irving guineapiglet. Did they let him play?

Don't want to think about Guinea pig day in Peru! Have told my biys it's National Pig Day and they're having a sleep to celebrate.

Happy WA Kritiq

FernieB Fri 01-Mar-13 12:59:15

'biys' hmm should be 'boys' - my finger has still not recovered and my typing has gone to pot.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 01-Mar-13 20:03:24

Ouch Fernie I had a splinter of hay in my thumb a while back- it flipping hurt ,luckily it came out fairly easily (with some satisfying pus to make up for the pain)

Makes me worry about the hogs though, in case they get bits of hay in their skin or eyes sad

Today my chaps have munched down a plate of cut grass, half a banana (but didn't eat the skin) and are VERY interested in the Parsley Bell I bought to keep them happy at night time.

fortifiedwithtea Fri 01-Mar-13 22:25:22

Happy Wedding Anniversary Kritiq smile. Yes Naughty is the only singing pig I've had. She's done it 3 times now. The first time she chirped for ages but sadly it didn't record well on DD1's phone.

Today Naughty sat on my lap and watched guinea pigs on You tube. She made various purrs, rumbles and wheeks at the screen. Tried the same thing on Fatimus but she climbed up my shoulder and snuffled at DD2 for food.

KRITIQ Sat 02-Mar-13 18:51:29

Aw, thanks for all your wishes. Had a quick overnight trip to Northumberland after the visit to the vets for DBoar 1's follow up. Pleased to report the vet could find no recurrence of the lumps on the left side and if anything, thought the ones on the right side had shrunk a bit. (I think mammary tumours generate hormones themselves, so once the main ones were removed, it may have reversed the growth of the ones on the other side - hope so!) He's also 10 grams heavier than last check up - exactly the same weight as DBoar 2.

DBoar 1 would like to send belated wishes to everyone, being the tiny "Prince of Wales" that he is. Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus pawb! Happy St David's Day everyone!

PS: Oh, Irving's adventure on the bowling green sounds wonderful. I could just imagine him rolling along with the balls! smile

PPS: Hope your thumb is okay 70. I binned a massive bag of hay last month that had thorns in it. I know they can't be sure what's in each bag (remember the dead bird?) but it does feel very wasteful.

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