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Dawn
30-01-2012, 08:06 AM
I was down to just two guinea pigs and that's just not enough. Yesterday I went to the local animal rescue - they know me there. :D Came home with this little guy. He's 6 months old and called Mattie. He was left in a box outside a rescue in Wales that had closed down. When he arrived at my local rescue his coat was so matted they had to cut a lot of it off - hence the name Mattie. He's a beauty - the photo doesn't show it but he's a real long-haired pigster. Once he's got a bit of meat on him I'll have him neutered and then he can meet Mango and Kiwi. He's in quarantine at the moment - on my lap. :D

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Wendy
30-01-2012, 08:39 AM
Oh bless, what a cutie :)

MystikPiglit
30-01-2012, 10:35 AM
Aw, he looks settled in already. :)

foreverducky
30-01-2012, 10:41 AM
He is adorable! He will be spoiled for sure. :yes:

uscwest
30-01-2012, 11:26 AM
He's a cutie Dawn. I'm sure he will appreciate what you've done for him.

Kate
30-01-2012, 03:29 PM
Oh i love Mattie!! Piggies are dangerously addictive - im always on the verge of more, the only thing thats stopping me is divorce!!!

catrancher
30-01-2012, 04:18 PM
My, what a cute, short, little furry kind of critter he is. :HamsterDance:

Tom (:macwave:... fan of cute, short and furry.)

Tinkfan
01-02-2012, 03:56 AM
I think he is the cutest piggie that I've seen!!!

Tink
04-02-2012, 01:51 PM
Is he soft and snuggly?

Dawn
04-02-2012, 06:57 PM
Definitely soft and snuggly.

Happier being handled now. He's sat on my lap right now purring away.

Kate
05-02-2012, 06:07 PM
He's very lucky to have a mummy like you Dawn - sounds like he had a rough start to his little piggy life.

Are your other piggies long haired? One of mine is long haired, last sunday he had his greasegland done, his haircut, his nails cut and a bath - he's like a different piggy now! His fur gets so long he ends up dragging half the cage round with him!

Dawn
06-02-2012, 08:03 AM
He's very lucky to have a mummy like you Dawn - sounds like he had a rough start to his little piggy life.

Are your other piggies long haired? One of mine is long haired, last sunday he had his greasegland done, his haircut, his nails cut and a bath - he's like a different piggy now! His fur gets so long he ends up dragging half the cage round with him!

My other two are short-hairs but I've had long-haired before.

The biggest problem we have with long fur is Steven's hamster - he is always getting matted up with his cage bedding. Try and keep one of those still while you trim them. :point:

Kate
06-02-2012, 06:42 PM
My other two are short-hairs but I've had long-haired before.

The biggest problem we have with long fur is Steven's hamster - he is always getting matted up with his cage bedding. Try and keep one of those still while you trim them. :point:

I cant imagine what its like trimming one of those!!!
When i do Barneys fur i hold him like my mum used to hold a pie when she trimmed off the extra pastry from the outside! :lol:

Skywatcher
08-02-2012, 09:38 AM
Very cute - Matthew is very happy you named a piggie after him :lol:

Dawn
09-02-2012, 08:08 AM
We also have a hamster called Tom. :mental:

Skywatcher
09-02-2012, 08:35 AM
Fab - I'll let you know what the next one will be called later today and you can go and get another pet :D

Dawn
09-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Oooh good idea. :mental:

There was a rabbit at the rescue place called Barry...

Kate
09-02-2012, 07:52 PM
There was a rabbit at the rescue place called Barry...

i love human names like that for animals! we had a fish called dave, when dave died we got 2 more that we called hank and peggy from king of the hill! :point: