Worrying about Cedric the guinea pig
Nov04

Worrying about Cedric the guinea pig

A few days ago, I was worrying about my lovely guinea pig, Wilfred. And with good cause. Poor Wilfred didn’t make it and I was devastated. But at least I could stop the constant worrying. The worst had already happened. I am one of life’s worriers. I’m pleased to say that I generally don’t have big stuff to worry about, so I worry about the small stuff. I worry that I might forget to write an email to school. I...

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What next for Wilfred?
Feb12

What next for Wilfred?

With his friend, surrogate big brother, hutch mate and occasional enemy, Eric, gone, Wilfred the guinea pig is all alone. Guinea pigs shouldn’t be all alone. He’s just 18 months old and he’s lived all of his little life with other guinea pigs, first his own brothers and sisters, but mainly with Eric. Eric was his protector, he cared for Wilfred. And Wilfred cared for him. Wilfred knew Eric was ill. In the last days...

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The new guinea pig
Sep21

The new guinea pig

After our guinea pig, Daisy, died unexpectedly at the age of 2, our thoughts turned to getting a new friend for Eric. Guinea pigs are sociable animals who need to be with their own kind. Although, strangely, Eric seemed to be doing well on his own at first. Briefly, I even considered that he might be better on his own. But we knew getting a new guinea pig would ultimately be the best thing for him. I know our local pet shop gets new...

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Should Eric get a new friend?
Sep19

Should Eric get a new friend?

When our lovely guinea pig, Daisy, died unexpectedly at the age of just 2 a couple of weeks ago, our thoughts immediately turned to keeping Daisy’s friend, Eric, happy and alive. The kids would have rushed out and got a brand new guinea pig the very next day if they could. Because guinea pigs are sociable creatures, they need to be with other guinea pigs. And they should live around six years. Eric could be looking at a long and...

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Saving Eric
Sep02

Saving Eric

After the sudden and unexpected death of our lovely guinea pig, Daisy, our thoughts quickly turned to saving our other guinea pig, Eric. In fact, our thoughts turned to it so quickly that my husband, eldest and dad had come up with a plan while I was still breaking the sad news about Daisy to my daughter. The plan was to get Eric to the vet first thing, to check that he hadn’t caught anything from Daisy and to hopefully catch it...

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