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    Talking Hello!

    Hi! I'm Anne-Marie and I just bought two guinea pigs to cuddle with and take care of! I named them Buster and Bruno. Buster is the white one and Bruno is the calico one. =) I am 26 and I adore the little guys already! Their fur is so soft <3



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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome!

    If you bought them at a pet store, turn them both over immediately and make sure they're both boys. Pet stores are notorious for missexing pigs, and we've had many a pregnant "male" on here that came from a pet store. See www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm if you have questions.

    Also, since you're a new guinea pig owner, here's some reading material:

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners
    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...ur-guinea-pigs!

    Also, if you bought your cage from a pet store, it's almost certainly too small for two guinea pigs. Click on the Main tab at the top of this forum for information about cages, and see the Photo galleries for lots of examples. If you decide to go the C&C route, you can order the cage from www.guineapigcagesstore.com (everything pre-cut and ready to assemble), or make it yourself (much cheaper -- see https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...cage-materials). If you do build or buy, you can keep the current cage for a hospital/travel cage, or clean it up and take it back to the pet store for a refund.

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    Re: Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    Welcome!

    If you bought them at a pet store, turn them both over immediately and make sure they're both boys. Pet stores are notorious for missexing pigs, and we've had many a pregnant "male" on here that came from a pet store. See www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm if you have questions.

    Also, since you're a new guinea pig owner, here's some reading material:

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners
    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...ur-guinea-pigs!

    Also, if you bought your cage from a pet store, it's almost certainly too small for two guinea pigs. Click on the Main tab at the top of this forum for information about cages, and see the Photo galleries for lots of examples. If you decide to go the C&C route, you can order the cage from www.guineapigcagesstore.com (everything pre-cut and ready to assemble), or make it yourself (much cheaper -- see https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...cage-materials). If you do build or buy, you can keep the current cage for a hospital/travel cage, or clean it up and take it back to the pet store for a refund.
    They both look like boys to me. Buster has what looks to be urine dirtying his white fur. I assume this is normal because his fur is longer than Bruno's? I have a pictureClick image for larger version. 

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    I do have a CandC cage. It isn't the prettiest cage in the world. All the guy had was white and it's held together with duct tape since the scoring didn't go so well but they have space . I made sure all the duct tape was on the outside of the cage too so they couldn't nibble it.

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    Re: Hello!

    Hey GuineaPigMama89! Welcome to the boards! Your boys are very cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavvyCavies View Post
    Hey GuineaPigMama89! Welcome to the boards! Your boys are very cute!
    Thank you very much! I love them to pieces already <3

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    Re: Hello!

    my god

















    your piggies are killing me with cuteness

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    Re: Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Hegarty View Post
    my god

















    your piggies are killing me with cuteness

    I'm holding them right now and they're super sweet. Buster is a little nibbly on my fingers, he won't learn to bite me will he? Since I got them home they haven't shown any interest in their water bottle but they have been munching on some hay. When can I expect them to start exploring their 2x4 CandC cage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuineaPigMama89 View Post
    I'm holding them right now and they're super sweet. Buster is a little nibbly on my fingers, he won't learn to bite me will he? Since I got them home they haven't shown any interest in their water bottle but they have been munching on some hay. When can I expect them to start exploring their 2x4 CandC cage?
    making me jealous that i can't have 3 kind of pets at a time
    i want piggies but i don't wanna wait to my sweet kenyu to die
    hes to cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Hegarty View Post
    making me jealous that i can't have 3 kind of pets at a time
    i want piggies but i don't wanna wait to my sweet kenyu to die
    hes to cute

    Is that Kenyu in your avatar? He's adorable!

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    nah hes even cuter
    hes a winter what russain dwarf hamster

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    Hi GuineaPigMama89! I'm 27 and just getting into GPs so I feel how excited you are! I'm in love with my little guy already, I just have one who is an Abyssinian mix (?) and his name is Vinnie. Yours are adorable! LOVE the tri colored one. I was actually considering the name Bruno and almost used it! Maybe we can be friends on here and learn together and chat about our little guys! I'm pretty new to the group and would love someone else to talk to around my age that has piggies too. Most of my friends think I'm pretty crazy to be so excited about GPs when I already have a zoo here LOL. I look forward to chatting and sharing pics! I'm Lauren btw.

    Here's Vinnie..I need to get better pics of him.

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    Welcome!!! They are gorgeous!!! I love the pic where Bruno is jumping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperpapillon View Post
    Hi GuineaPigMama89! I'm 27 and just getting into GPs so I feel how excited you are! I'm in love with my little guy already, I just have one who is an Abyssinian mix (?) and his name is Vinnie. Yours are adorable! LOVE the tri colored one. I was actually considering the name Bruno and almost used it! Maybe we can be friends on here and learn together and chat about our little guys! I'm pretty new to the group and would love someone else to talk to around my age that has piggies too. Most of my friends think I'm pretty crazy to be so excited about GPs when I already have a zoo here LOL. I look forward to chatting and sharing pics! I'm Lauren btw.

    Here's Vinnie..I need to get better pics of him.

    Your guinea pig is darling! I would love to be friends! Thank you so much for reaching out to me, I'm a bit shy myself. It's great to meet you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuineaPigMama89 View Post
    Your guinea pig is darling! I would love to be friends! Thank you so much for reaching out to me, I'm a bit shy myself. It's great to meet you!
    what bout me
    i sent you a friend request in case you need help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marybonus View Post
    Welcome!!! They are gorgeous!!! I love the pic where Bruno is jumping!

    Thank you! He's the more brazen of the two (fatter of the two too ). Buster is shy and nibbly while Bruno is a bit more outgoing and not nibbly at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Hegarty View Post
    what bout me
    i sent you a friend request in case you need help

    Yes, thank you! The more friends the better!

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    Re: Hello!

    @Paperpapillon, I'm also 27! I've had my pigs almost a year (on the 29th). Your little boy is so cute. I like his masked face.

    My girls are Cookie and Oreo:


    Do any of y'all have an Instagram account for your guinea pigs? If y'all do, let's be friends! My username is SavvyCavies, just like here. @GuineaPigMama89
    @babbro7 (I'm tagging you here too...see question above.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by GuineaPigMama89 View Post
    Your guinea pig is darling! I would love to be friends! Thank you so much for reaching out to me, I'm a bit shy myself. It's great to meet you!
    Ohhh now I'm excited to finally have a GP friend! LOL I'm shy as well (in person) and don't have that many friends so we are probably pretty similar
    My intro thread is super long....I can get carried away with my posts and replies I've learned LOL. I searched for days for an active GP forum because a lot of them were pretty dead and I wanted to actually talk and meet some people to befriend about piggies. Here's my intro thread - https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...-with-Vinnie!-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavvyCavies View Post
    @Paperpapillon, I'm also 27! I've had my pigs almost a year (on the 29th). Your little boy is so cute. I like his masked face.

    My girls are Cookie and Oreo:


    Do any of y'all have an Instagram account for your guinea pigs? If y'all do, let's be friends! My username is SavvyCavies, just like here. @GuineaPigMama89
    @babbro7 (I'm tagging you here too...see question above.)
    OHHH more friends!!! Hi there! What's your name? I think it's kind of awkward to type out everyone's username every time we're addressing them so I'm trying to learn some names...we'll see how that goes LOL. I don't have an instagram account at all actually...I do facebook but that's it! I'm a pretty busy girl and can't keep up with much more than one account and my zoo of animals LOL.

    OMG!! You little girls are adorable! I loved the video...the crazy hair one is awesome LOL! Vinnie likes to be rubbed under his little chin too. I look forward to chatting!

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    I'm just saying
    anyone can add me
    id appreciate it

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