Guinea pigs are amazing pets
Dec18

Guinea pigs are amazing pets

Regular readers will know that we recently welcomed Henry the baby guinea pig into our family. He is adorable and Cedric, our older guinea pig, loves him. Because guinea pigs are amazing pets. I’m a fairly late convert to guinea pigs, having only ‘discovered’ them in 2014. Before that, it was all about the rabbits for me. We had a string of rabbits through my childhood, right into adulthood. My last rabbit died just...

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Guineas pig are for life, not just for Christmas
Jul03

Guineas pig are for life, not just for Christmas

The guinea pigs have been giving us problems lately and reminding us that they are definitely a responsibility. It feels like deja vu of last summer. Last summer, Eric got a piece of wood caught behind his teeth, which made his breathing sound funny and we thought he was ill. A couple of days later, Daisy unexpectedly died. We then did all we could to make sure Eric was healthy, including more vets’ visits and medication. We...

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When Wilfred the guinea pig lost the plot
Jun15

When Wilfred the guinea pig lost the plot

When Wilfred the guinea pig came into our lives to replace Eric’s poor dear departed friend, Daisy, he and Eric had a lovely relationship. Eric was very caring towards Wilfred and Wilfred cried for him if he wasn’t there. Eric is a gentle soul, quiet to the point of being docile. Daisy was the alpha male (yes, Daisy was actually male) who bossed him around and he knew his place. Having Wilfred around was a different...

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