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  1. 3 Years of Guinea Pigs

    Today is the third anniversary of the day I brought tiny, nervous Zelda home from the animal shelter in a little cardboard box. Now I have two 2x5 cages and five fat guinea pigs. Here's Zelda today, napping like the contented boss piggy that she is:
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    Also today, my brother sent me a message saying someone found guinea pigs running loose at the college he goes to. It made me sad, kind of angry, and kind of tempted to drive 22 hours up there to go get them ...
  2. Meddlesome Parents...

    My new pigs are settling in pretty well, but breaking their bad habit of bar-chewing is not going well. They have pretty much figured out that bar-chewing only makes me come over and pet them or pick them up, which they aren't the biggest fans of, but they know something else: My parents are not me. They will hand out cilantro and carrots to whiny, bitey pigs. It's really frustrating, especially since now I have no idea how many vegetables the pigs are eating anymore. I tell my parents to ignore ...
  3. A Heartwarming Story

    I have a guinea pig named Milton. I actually rescued him when he was a baby. The owner got the pig for their kid and then the kid didn't want it. It didn't care for it anymore so they dropped it off in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT in front of a rescue. Of course it wasn't warm outside. I don't know how he made it through the night but he did. He was in a box. Which was soaked in his urine and he had poop everywhere. NO food. NO water. No nothing. So the rescue took him in and cared for him. When he got ...
  4. Nail Clipping and Coroplast Biting

    My two new piggies are horrible little coroplast munchers! They've figured out what times of the day they can expect vegetables and if they don't get them fast they try to chew their way out of the cage. I bought something to cover the edges of the coro with, and it works really well... the parts I've been able to force on so far, anyway. Maybe this plastic is a little too heavy duty.

    Today I also clipped the new girls' nails for the first time. I noticed both girls have calluses on ...
  5. Cages Are DONE!

    I got up at around 8:30 this morning, and by 1 p.m. I finished my new cages!
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    The girls are all super confused and keep running and hiding whenever they hear the other pigs moving on the other level, but soon I think they will be happier in these spacious cages! My only issue with them so far is the amount of Carefresh bedding I have to put in them. My 2X4 cage used about half a bag of bedding, but somehow these 2X5 cages take 3/4 of a bag each (That's $30 ...
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