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Introducing gp5

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atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 18:06:39

We went to buy food and the pet shop had a lone male, seven weeks old. As you do.....

PurpleDaisies Fri 24-Feb-17 18:07:56

Is he yours now?
Picture needed!

atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 18:23:55

He is, he's sitting here purring away and looking very small.

atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 18:26:11

Meet gp5 as yet nameless

PurpleDaisies Fri 24-Feb-17 18:26:44

Awww! He's just lovely.

EastMidsGPs Fri 24-Feb-17 18:37:29

Oh my ... he's sweet smile
Is he brown and white?
He has similar markings to Mollie but she is grey and white with one thin line if ginger

atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 18:42:22

Yes, ginger and white.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 24-Feb-17 18:48:39

Ohhhhh he's gorgeous grin love the little two-tone ginger/pink ear .

Is that a Dutch with the face/rump dark and white on the middle (like a little cardigan smile )

You know you need to get thinking of a name now..............

atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 19:24:57

His face is half ginger and half white and his hind is all ginger. I think we have a name but not sure yet. I'm less sure about saying it on a public forum anyway.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 24-Feb-17 19:48:42

He needs to be gp5 on MN wink

I was going to say that this'll confuse me because my pigs are GP1-GP8 but......mine are uppercase GP so I'll get my menopausal head round it . grin

They are so sweet when they're pigletty and so quick on the razor sharp clawed feet <ouch>

atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 20:34:55

God yes, gp4 has claws that are horrendously sharp, gp3 and 5 aren't so bad.
They are funny tonight, gp4 has taken gp5 under his paw and they are popcorning together, gp3 has adopted the grumpy old man persona and is ignoring them on the whole. Gp4 squeaks like mad if we get gp5 out and he's not with him.

dietcokeandwine Fri 24-Feb-17 21:01:46

Oh he is lovely. Gorgeous boy!

There's something about a guinea piglet that just makes me melt. Though 70 is right, the speed they go at has to be seen to be believed grin our baby abysssinian moves like greased lightning.

atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 21:12:50

Yes, we've already said that he won't be able to run free in the garden like our older pigs used to - we'd never catch him.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 24-Feb-17 21:30:11

They go very quickly from Lithe to Lard though grin

He might be able to Free Range ...

atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 21:41:37

lithe to lard grin

They won't be free ranging for a while so probably. It's amazing how quick GP4 (7 months old) has grown over the last couple of months. GP3 is very lardy in comparison.

fortifiedwithtea Fri 24-Feb-17 22:07:33

Aww @ gp4 taking on the role of uncle. Lovely they have a bond already.

Gp5 is very cute, hard to resist a piggy with take me home eyes grin

atheistmantis Fri 24-Feb-17 22:09:42

gp4 is in disgrace...gp5 was trying to climb on top of the house. gp4 went and pushed his bottom so he got up on top, gp5 then discovered he could climb out of the roofless cage....monkey. The house is now under the top storey of the cage and not the open bit.

FernieB Sat 25-Feb-17 09:05:09

Squeee - new piggiegrin. So cute. They are little demons when tiny aren't they? Almost impossible to catch. It's incredible how quickly they slow down though.

Naughty GPs trying to re-enact the Great Escape. In my Current Buns younger, energetic days, I would put the pigs to play in an indoor run in the kitchen. The run had sides over a metre high. Current Buns fave game was to leap over the sides and into the run, presumably to try to squash a pig. That's when I started using a blanket for piggie indoor runs - they can see him coming. As soon as I removed the element of surprise Current Bun lost interest in the pigs and now ignores them.

EastMidsGPs Sat 25-Feb-17 10:19:22

Our original pig Squeak never lost her 'let's escape gene' and taught her rather thick companion, Grace, all she knew ...
This included wriggling out of their pen, under the fence and into nextdoor's strawberries patch.
We only realised when we heard a scream of DAD there's a rat in the strawberries confused

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