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Kate
05-03-2011, 06:33 PM
Still loving having the guinea pigs, cant recommend them enough as pets - they have such characters!
They had a bath today (being smelly little boys! :taunt:) cant say Barney was too impressed!

Here he is sulking in his towel and Basil who couldnt care a less that he just had a bath cus he's got cucumber!! (Wish a plate of salad made me that happy! :wink:)

mumof2
05-03-2011, 07:00 PM
awwww!

Isafari
05-03-2011, 07:07 PM
I agree with mum - awwww!

I had a guinea pig when I was about 5 years old - just a bit of useless info :lol:

Kate
05-03-2011, 07:24 PM
I agree with mum - awwww!

I had a guinea pig when I was about 5 years old - just a bit of useless info :lol:

What was his name?

daveann
05-03-2011, 07:27 PM
so cute :)

Isafari
05-03-2011, 07:28 PM
What was his name?

piggles - I was young!!

josh.p.
05-03-2011, 10:05 PM
They are so cute :yes: I really really want a guinea pig, the noises they make rea really nice and they make fantastic pets :yes: If Jade wasn't allergic she would have gotten Niamh one.

mumof2
05-03-2011, 10:19 PM
That's mighty long brown hair...!

We had one when we were young too.

foreverducky
06-03-2011, 01:01 AM
Adorable!

It doesn't seem to me that they are as popular here in the States. But maybe that's just my observation. :unsure:

Kate
06-03-2011, 07:47 AM
Mairead, i have to trim the hair around his back end otherwise he drags half the cage around with him! :lol:

They are very responsive little animals, think thats what i really love about them - and that they are so pleased to see me! :lol:

Dawn
06-03-2011, 11:56 AM
Awwww they are cute.

My piggies don't like bath time either. You can hear Clover squeaking right down at the end of the garden. :lol:

Kate
06-03-2011, 06:48 PM
I bought some trial sized shampoo from gorgeous guineas - they smell lovely now!!

Kate
06-03-2011, 06:58 PM
Dawn, are yours inside or outside?

josh.p.
06-03-2011, 08:38 PM
Do Guinea Pigs enjoy a sand/powder bath like hamsters & chinchillas?

Kate
06-03-2011, 08:45 PM
I dont think so, i dont remember reading anything that said that they do? They love hidey holes, tunnels and things like that

Shellyamc
07-03-2011, 02:59 AM
Awww- they are adorable!

Dh and I have been tossing around the idea of getting another bunny since we lost both of ours, but I don't know..a piggy might be fun to have :wiggle:

Kate
07-03-2011, 07:34 AM
DD loves ours Shelly, and they chat away to her too! You need to keep them in pairs though, they are very social little animals and dont like to live alone - they are no trouble, as long as you get two of the same of course!
Get piggies, get piggies! :mental:

Dawn
07-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Piggies are much better with small children. They are much happier to be handled and rarely bite.

Mine are currently in a purpose built run in the shed. 4 is too many to keep in a hutch and I like them to be together. So they have an 8ft by 3ft run in the shed. When it gets too cold out there - when their water freezes - they come indoors and we build a temporary run in the dining room. When it's warm enough they go out on the grass in a run my dad built. They always go back inside at night though - we have a fox living in our garden.

Shellyamc
07-03-2011, 03:50 PM
We are seriously thinking about it :yes: We wouldn't until after our trip in October though. We already have to board our dog, so we would just have to find someone to take care of them too. :wiggle: