If you don't know, now you know... -
A few weeks ago, we brought home Theodore, our very first guinea pig. After feeling guilty for separating Theodore from his other buddies, and after reading how it's best to adopt them in pairs; the following day, we brought home "PAPuA New Guinea", also known as "New-New".
The reaction from Theodore was PRICELESS. The chutting, purring and wheeking was in full force now! They're still a bit skittish with me and my family, but that is to be expected this early in.
As the days went by, and the more information I gathered from books, YouTube, Pinterest and #guineapigsofinstagram, it was imperative that I replace their Beginner's Kit/Cage with something more interactive and expandable, hence why I purchased the Midwest Guinea Habitat Plus.
Even though they are caged throughout the night, my daughter and I like to close the door behind us and play with them throughout the day. During the many times we've done this, we've witnessed the infamous "Popcorning", which can be seen in a 30+ secs. video clip on my Instagram.
Without further ado, here they are: Theodore and "New-New" in their new humble abode.
Trust me, there's two guinea pigs in the pictures below, but New-New was too busy doing was he does best: eating. Also, Guinea pigs cannot store Vitamin C, which is why their water bottle is a tinted yellow - Vita-drops are added daily to ensure that they get enough Vitamin C. Occasionally, they get treats: Kale, orange...
Next on the [purchase] list:
An abundance of Timothy Hay!
P.S., As I typed this blog post...
My husband went to the market.
My daughter and I stayed home.
My dog, Princess, had a staring contest with Theo & New-New.
My other dog, Gizzy, sat numb. (Not a fan of the new additions. Ha!)
These little piggies went wee-wee-wee all in their home. (insert eye roll)
BUT, HEY! There's poop in their little box, so I'm as happy as a pig in mud.
Special thank you to my fellow IG'ers: @dundermifflinpigcompany & @mypetquartet for answering the many questions I had! Thank you so very much.
Have a great week, folks!