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FernieB Sat 08-Mar-14 14:48:17

The pigs are out grazing for the first time this year - yippee! Scruffy was straight in but Smooth hid for a while - I think he'd forgotten about outside.

guineapiglet Sat 08-Mar-14 14:59:29

love the thread title!!!!

glad the boys are able to enjoy the rays,,,,long may it last it is soooooooo lovely

FernieB Sat 08-Mar-14 15:14:49

They're both going for it now - trying to stuff as much grass in as they can. They'd forgotten they could pick their own wink. At this rate the lawn will be mown by evening.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 08-Mar-14 15:44:46

My Fur Babies are out as well grin
We got the rabbit run set out, put it near the house.

GP1 even managed to popcorn (the lardy old bugger) it was a phenomenal effort but he did what was expected.

GP3 is a red eyed (like your SmoothPig) so they need to be a bit more sun-savvy he reckons.
No doubt when we try to catch him, he'll say what you put in your title. grin Is that guinea-pig swearing?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 08-Mar-14 17:05:53

They are back in now, we told them they were on restricted grazing for the first few days.
Cue loads of Judgey Looks and UnCatchableNess grin

But no gripey tummies.

FernieB Sat 08-Mar-14 21:28:32

The title actually has a little sunflower in it according to my device but I forgot this doesn't translate. It might as well be GP swearing as they have me a right mouthful when I brought them in. I knew Scruffy knew the bad wheeks but was shocked at Smooth. shock. They were really unimpressed when they realised I'd steam cleaned their cage and it smelt nice. They'd spent ages making it boary.

It's still a bit damp underpaw here so they had muddy claws and left paw prints on my jumper.

Sleepingbunnies Sat 08-Mar-14 21:36:16

Ours are out in their hutch for the first time tonight!! We ordered a new run but it hasn't arrived yet... Booo!! But they did have freshly cut grass in their hutch.. Can I post a picture here of my purchase?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 09-Mar-14 10:48:38

Sleeping I put the boars out in their Pighouse over a week ago, it had been really mild here.
Then woke up to hear the Radio presenter blethering on about icy windscreens and how cold it was.
Thought my piiiiiiiiggss but they were fine. (They have a little heater to keep their house nice) Being arsey boars they don't cuddle so I reckon if they are warm enough they can sleep apart and be active (well as active as they would ever be grin )

Now they've got back into the swing of things, but they are still sitting judgily by their empty supper plate when I give them breakfast.

(The sun is creeping up the garden, they can go out after 12 I think )

FernieB Sun 09-Mar-14 11:29:14

I think pigs believe if they stare long and hard enough at an empty bowl/plate, it magically replenishes itself.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 09-Mar-14 12:22:29

Ahh, they already do the magic trick of

"Big plate of salad+ parsley" ---> big pile of Guinea-Pig Beans grin

But the staring judgily does work because it gets refilled. (Hand is quicker than they eye though. Door open- new plate arrives - old plate removed. <<Ta-Da>> )

guineapiglet Sun 09-Mar-14 18:48:52

.......and the old magic tick of

hey presto! it's disappeared and It went down so quickly I didn't even taste it

lower lip wibbles? lovely gormless but deeply loveable face.....

and here's what I have produced! just for you........


70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 09-Mar-14 19:05:28

GP3 always looks like he's smiling
GP1 looks like he's drinking through a straw and you pull the straw out- so his mouth is o grin

Boris has obviously sussed that the combination of blondie fur, liquid eyes and a pouty lip is irresistable. Bless him- he's got people round him now that are susceptible to his charm and he's got some catching up to do. wink

guineapiglet Mon 10-Mar-14 09:05:14

aaaaw 70 I do love their little faces and that kind of blind look they have when they look so judgily at everything but you know they can't really see that far!!

my little acorn coloured girl had four toes on each back leg and would waddle out of the shed and into the garden, she loved sunbathing. but red eyed guineas do need to be more careful in the sun...hope all of the furries have a well deserved day in the sun....snoring gently, ears flapping zzzzzzz


FernieB Mon 10-Mar-14 09:25:45

I daren't go in the utility at the moment as the pigs can see the sun and are wondering why they can't go out. I get horrible wheeky abuse confused. Am waiting for the sun to warm things up a bit more then they can get on with some mowing.

70 - Smooth does that 'drinking straw' thing with his mouth. He just looks as though he can't believe what rubbish I am saying. If he stares at me too long I begin to doubt my ability to do anything confused

dotty2 Mon 10-Mar-14 13:59:26

I have been cutting grass for my boys but haven't put them out in the run yet. They are still separated (side by side) and I can't decide whether I'm brave enough to try and reintroduce them. We did take advantage of the lovely weather to have a day out on Saturday ourselves, though, and saw this lovely painting. Guinea pigs in art - wonder if there are more?

fortifiedwithtea Tue 11-Mar-14 14:41:09

After 2 days mowing the lawn my girls are exhausted. They have been larding around the hutch all day.

Naughty has found the energy to eat a grape. Millie Pig ran away from hers. Coco nattered at me a good long time for giving her a grape confused, then picked it up and disappeared into the bedroom with it.

guineapiglet Tue 11-Mar-14 16:35:11

OOh dotty, I do like that painting, love the fact the guineas are so prominent - but, I do seem to remember we had another classic painting with a guinea in it which we discussed some time ago -*fortified*, 70, wasn't it found in a mansion in Essex? I do remember having a discussion about it, was it this one or has my memory completely lapsed.

<disclaimer; Yes, probably. Age and decrepitude grin>

guineapiglet Tue 11-Mar-14 16:35:42


guineapiglet Tue 11-Mar-14 16:38:07

P>S> I do love it when they give you a 'mouthful' for ,er, giving them a mouthful!

"How dare you bring me that, go away" Chatter, shake.
Shake again. Thinks...' now give me that grape, I want it.'

FernieB Tue 11-Mar-14 16:47:33

Fortified - can't believe you had the audacity to give Coco a grape! What were you thinking? shock She'll hold that grudge a while - huge amounts of parsley may be required.

Guineapiglet - there was another painting discussion but I think the other painting had some children holding a GP and another animal - bird? 70 - help! The pigs in this painting are in piggy heaven with all the veg.

FernieB Tue 11-Mar-14 16:58:54

Just gave my boys grapes. Smooth accepted it gracefully. Scruffy clearly agrees with Coco grin.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 11-Mar-14 17:18:19

There was an article in The Guardian (the thread about it is 29th August) with some children holding a piggie . It's about GPs being the lowest of the low pets.

I'll bump it ...

fortifiedwithtea Tue 11-Mar-14 23:31:47

The sun came out in the afternoon. I put the guineas in the run on a fresh patch of grass and was forgiven for offering grapes grin

Coco enjoyed a little nap on DD1 lap when she came. Officially she belongs to DD1 because she 'spoke' to her "take me home and love me" when Naughty went piggy friend dating.

Naughty gave me lots of kisses on the lips <boak> the fact I had just eaten a giant milk chocolate cookie had nothing to do with it hmm

Millie Pig as usual didn't want cuddles. She was too busy trying to work out if she stood on my head could she climb to the top of the sofa.

Yes there was a guinea pig painting posted here before with children (can't remember who found it). You got to love the Baroque period for being OTT grin I wonder if guinea pigs did look like that in those days or if the artist really had a couple of guinea pigs in front of him to paint from. I suspect not, although if I recall correctly the piggys in children's painting didn't look modern day either.

fortifiedwithtea Tue 11-Mar-14 23:45:42

blush why didn't I read the whole board tonight. Just the one guinea pig in the children's painting and realistic, those kids definitely had a guinea pig. The Baroque painting, maybe not, or he wasn't that good at painting guineas wink should have stuck with the fruit.

guineapiglet Wed 12-Mar-14 12:46:55

Yippee!! Brilliantly sunny here today, have just been round to guinea nephews and helped to move the run and bob them out on nice long grass. Lots of rumblestrutting and facing off to each other ( they both have separate houses to run into) but no real fighting, greed and long grass seemed to win out - they obviously think with their tummies.

Boris is still indoors, I picked him some fresh grass and dandelions but he is quite an elderly chap now, and rather sedately moves around. As you said earlier 70, he has had a good few last months. And will go out in the sunshine once arsey boy is back inside....... oh the joys of three boars!!!!

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