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Sleepingbunnies Thu 13-Mar-14 19:35:50

My girls want to meet the rest of the piggies on MN smile

AnimalsAreMyFriends Thu 13-Mar-14 19:38:37

Awwwww cute piggies!!!! <3 I miss my piggies sad

Are yours chatterboxes OP ? Mine were so vocal - it was lovely to hear them all happy!

oddslippers Thu 13-Mar-14 19:46:52

Here are mine smile

guineapiglet Thu 13-Mar-14 19:47:22

AAAAAW - they are black and white girls envy envy

They are gorgeous and looks like they have lots of hidey places and fun things to do!! Including reading a 'sensible' paper to get their daily news.

Love the photos !!
Animals my girls were total chatterboxes, and I miss them terribly too - no home is complete without their cheerful faces. smile

Sleepingbunnies Thu 13-Mar-14 21:05:17

odd very cute smile

FernieB Thu 13-Mar-14 21:35:59

Lovely pics. I will update mine soon. My lads are not great at having their photo taken. We have lots of photos of a hefty rear disappearing into an igloo confused

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 13-Mar-14 22:13:33

I will get some photos up of my boys (GP1 and the late GP2 are on my profile)
GP3 is not a figment of my imagination, he is real grin

I love all the different colours, patterns and coat types of guinea-pigs. And their lovely 'piganalities'

sleeping your girls would probably run a thousand miles if they met my chaps.
GP1 thinks he's still 'got it' and GP3 is like a whirlwind of teenage hormones.

snowybun Fri 14-Mar-14 00:00:19

My three boars

Weegiemum Fri 14-Mar-14 00:17:37

Oooh oooh!!!

A couple of weeks back people asked for pics of Alice, our new rescue bunny!

Plus 2 pics of our guinea girls (we have SIX), one pic features dd2 loving them all!

Weegiemum Fri 14-Mar-14 00:20:38

In the pic with dd2, she's holding the late, great Speedie MacReadie, our former rabbit who died recently of old age. He's buried under a special "Speedie Tree" - a weeping Willow (because of his lop ears) with very soft grey pussy-willows like his fur!

RockinHippy Fri 14-Mar-14 00:36:14

Awww, miss having bunnies, we still have these though smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 14-Mar-14 00:39:38

Ooh lovely pictures- snowy are your 3 boars harmonious? (Aside from inevitable boar rumpuses?) Is it the empty Chocolate Buttons cartons that keep them happy?
"I thought I was getting chocolate"
"Bum, conned again"
"Well, be fair, you are lactose intolerant" ( That's what DD tells her boys ) grin

weegie your girl pigs are gorgeous (as is DD and the rabbity type). Are your piggies related or a random assortment?

When DD leaves her hogs on hard floor, they sit there, motionless , like little squashed frogs , until they can leap onto her lap.

Weegiemum Fri 14-Mar-14 00:51:16

Ours are happy in the kitchen, especially if there's kale, parsley and spinach!

In my guinea pic, the very large ginger one and mainly black/white one are Sosua and Cabarete, they're sisters and about 3. The all black is Chiquita, around 2, as is the all white Palma. Not related but best friends. The two teenies are (top) Guigliamo (known as Gwigly) and bottom is Frosinone (called Frozzy). Both around 1 now. Sisters.

We have a tradition of calling our guineas after places. In the past we've had a Sahara, Alaska, Tobercurry (in Ireland), Prestwick and Findo (small Perthshire village). This was after we ran out of famous Celtic monks in our breeding phase!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 14-Mar-14 01:02:46

Claw cutting must be like painting the Forth Road Bridge grin

FernieB Fri 14-Mar-14 06:54:10

Love the names Weegie.

70 - my pigs cope wonderfully with hard floors and will run on them happily if no alternative is given grin. Current Bun will run on the hard floor in the conservatory but is like Bambi on ice in the kitchen - both floors are the same confused. He is currently undergoing training - it's time he learnt something (previous bun understood lots of commands). He now knows 'please' and is finally responding to his name grin - only taken him 2.5 years.

KnappShappeyShipwright Fri 14-Mar-14 07:31:27

My pair of boars, Dougal & Marvin. They've grown a bit since this was taken, must be all that lettuce & parsley & spinach & celery. Marvin is boss pig but Dougal is the most vocal and has the loudest "wheeeeep".

RockinHippy. I have your cat's twin brother! He tolerates the pigs in a "oh, so I can't eat them, I can't play with them, pftt" way. I've never met another grey & white cat before.

snowybun Fri 14-Mar-14 10:04:40

70 we did have a few fights last spring when they had just turned 1 and I did think we would have to separate them but I think it was hormones and spring fever they settled down when I increased their space and added plenty of hidey holes they are in a 5ft double hutch with 8x4ft run permanently attached run fully covered so they have access whatever the weather. We just have the usual rumble strutting they are two next month I find as long as I keep their hutch and run filled with lots of activities and hide food in things like cardboard tubes to keep them occupied they are happy.

snowybun Fri 14-Mar-14 10:08:19

These are my two bunnies when I bonded them in September Merlin is the blue broken butterfly and Merida the harlequin she is 1 on Monday and merlin will be 2 in June.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 14-Mar-14 11:23:17

Oooh I love the little forehead "spikes" of the Abyssinian guinea. Like mythical unicorns grin

GP1 gets all precious on hard floors , GP3 doesn't know any better.
GP2 just did his Father Dougal face .(Actually his Father Dougal face was used in most day-to-day situations)

Does everyone have nicknames for their animals?
Ours have their proper names and an assortment of nicknames. It doesn't matter what we call them, they don't listen hmm

FernieB Fri 14-Mar-14 11:23:28

Snowybun - they are gorgeous buns and nearly blend into the rug!

These are nice fresh photos of my boys (photos are considerably fresher than the boys - think it's bathtime). Scruffy is posing with Smooth's rear end just to show how hefty it is.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 14-Mar-14 11:28:18

Poor Scruffy is in danger of losing a couple of hours of daylight there, stuck behind Smooth's rump wink

And Scruffy has the Abby Unicorn Spike ....aaaahhh!

FernieB Fri 14-Mar-14 12:22:58

It's a large rump and is useful as a windbreak wink. Scruffy is pleased you like his hairstyle - he spends ages tunnelling in hay just to get it to stick up like that.

Sleepingbunnies Fri 14-Mar-14 12:36:00

Enjoying the grass smile

FernieB Fri 14-Mar-14 14:09:09

Very cute Sleeping - I'm not going to show this photo to my boys as they are outside having to pick their own grass at the moment. They'd be very jealous at your girls having someone pick it for them.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 14-Mar-14 14:49:16

GP1 and GP3 are grazing while their Pighouse is cleaned ( at the moment it's empty and the Aroma de Boar is wafting out through the window.

They don't mind cutting their own fodder, they are magnificent and wild.
GP1 is being all lion-ey. GP2 is being all water-vole~esque.
Either that or they are auditioning for those RSPCA adverts:
"Poor piggies. Uncaring, bad owner. Left to fend for themselves"
GPs desperately hide their rather portly bellies and apply a Daily Mail Sad Face grin

And they're throwing some shapes (popcorning) round the lawn.

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