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!
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!
This little shy girl is E's and she named her Oreo. She tries to run and hide when we pick her up, but once she's being cuddled she makes a cute little purring sound. Doesn't she look like an oreo? :)

5 comments:

Crystal HW said...

Pets can be so FUN!

JWalburger said...

They are so cute!!! Tell the kids I just love their new pets. Thank you for the pictures. Love Ya.

Gilly said...

Your kids are so lucky! You are braver than I. They are sure sweet and I may never show this post to my girls. They would be jealous.

Vanessa said...

Oh Megs your post made me squeal! We have 2 guinea pigs too! I am so glad your kiddos are enjoying them, they will be your daughters first love for sure!

Jenny said...

How fun for you kids - they are pretty cute!! I think their names are very fitting!!