Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Some humans make it a point to exercise in the morning. Well, Belka is a cavy who also enjoys an early workout. She takes advantage of the space available in our C&C fleece cage to sprint laps, wind around obstructions, leap over objects and hurdle upstairs. Her favorite obstacles include pigloos, tunnels, huts, tents, food bowls and anything else she can find lying around the cage.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Coppy is not a fan of baths - but then again, many cavies aren't so no surprise there!
Even more offensive than the bath itself is the blow drying that follows immediately afterwards. Of course it is necessary so we do not catch a chill, but that doesn't mean we have to enjoy it.
Our humans shared some photos of their trip to Vancouver and Whistler Blackcomb in Canada with us.
Since whee cavies do not like the cold, or traveling for that matter, we stayed behind and with a pigsitter. Besides, it is no fun to eat vegetables that have frozen in the snow.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
|Truffle and Belka strike a pose|
Whee are very excited to share that Belka and Truffle are now the stars of an adorable refrigerator magnet sold in the Guinea Pig Magazine online shop!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Regularly weighing your guinea pigs is good practice - not only does it give you an idea of what weight fluctuations are normal for your pig, but it also allows you to identify potentially worrisome trends, such as a gradual weight loss. As we have written before, sudden weight loss and decreased appetite are some of the first symptoms to show up when cavies fall ill so tracking your pigs weight is essential for their long term health (see earlier post here).
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
|Surveying her new domain|
For those of you interested in guinea pig C and C cage layouts, Revy would like to show off her newly remodeled cage! Our contractors (aka the humans) gave her cage an upgrade last weekend, adding in a second floor loft and ramp. She had to put down a sizeable piggy bean payment and borrow some from the neighboring pigs, but thinks it was well worth it.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
|Morry, Sharky and Coppy eating happily in a large pile of corn husks|
Many people have let their cavy nibble the occasional ear of corn (fresh and uncooked of course), but what they don't know is that guinea pigs can also eat corn husks. As much as we guinea pigs enjoy eating corn itself, we love the corn husks even more! It is one of our most favorite foods, next to fresh grass.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Just a friendly reminder to keep your guinea pigs warm and dry indoors during the chilly winter months! Guinea pigs are particularly susceptible to upper respiratory infections (URIs), which can result from exposure to cold damp environments - such as soiled bedding or being kept outdoors/in the garage.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Just sharing these in case you haven't seen them yet! Many people are familiar with the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster that was commissioned by the British government during World War II to raise public morale in the event of an invasion or other wartime emergency.