This little golden fluff ball is G's and he named her Fluffy! Very fitting, don't you think? She's bigger than the other, and a bit fluffier! She likes to be held more but sometimes tries to nibble our fingers. It doesn't really hurt!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
our new friends!
Our children's dreams have come true with these two little fuzzballs we've adopted! They've hoped and wished and asked for a pet for awhile now, and the day we went to pick these two little ones out, they couldn't believe we were actually going to bring them home. We hadn't even intended to get guinea pigs but after a bit of research they seemed like a good fit for our family. They're very personable and friendly, and they love to run around and play, but they also can stay in their cage most of the day. They need a bit of free running time every day so we take them into our fairly large bathroom and close the door. They get so happy when they see us with their food or when they're running, they do this funny little hop called "popcorn!" And their little happy squeaks are pretty cute too, they mostly squeak when we come to feed them. Their favorite food is timothy hay, but they also eat little guinea pig pellets and fresh veggies. We give them a new piece of veggie twice a day. And the kids even like cleaning out their cage, their favorite part is scooping out little poops with plastic spoons! E says it's like a treasure hunt! Our pigs are babies so they'll be quite a bit bigger than they are now, almost twice as big by the end of the year. I've decided they're kind of like a cross between a mouse and a cat. Much more fun and cute and cuddly than a mouse, but they live in a cage and not all over my house!