Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fresh Water

Now things are hotting up and summer has finally hit the UK (sure it will be over by the weekend) I thought it would be a good time to remind you all that guinea pigs need fresh water everyday.

It doesnt matter if you dont drink all of it, that is no excuse for the humans to leave it there, would they like to drink a glass of water that had sat on the table all night?? I dont think so!! At least dead flies cant get into water bottles so guinea pigs have an advantage there.

I have pure unsweetened cranberry juice added to my water, to give me extra vitamin C and also to help prevent painful urinary tract infections.

So make sure your humans get you fresh cool water everyday and make sure the bottles are checked for leaks or worse than that not letting the water out.

Of course if your humans need reminding to get you fresh water you can always play with the bottle and empty it on the floor of the cage.
Thanks for that tip Agent I ;)

Monday, June 29, 2009

More Strangeness

Now look what has arrived and I still cant explore it!!

[caption id="attachment_162" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Is This Manly???"]Is This Manly???[/caption]

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Me has a New Hidey Place

[caption id="attachment_159" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="New Hidey Place"]New Hidey Place[/caption]

This is great its full of hay so you go in eat as much as you like and then sleep.

When you wake up you can have more hay, fantastic!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Me Has Eaten Both Strings


Mummy is calling me a little devil, I have chewed through the string on the other end of the tunnel, and then left the soggy bits on the floor to be cleaned up.

Mummy now has to squish tunnel between her legs before fighting to get the bag over the top.

Very funny to watch!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Me Has Eaten A String

Heeeheeee mummy didnt stop me in time tonight and I have managed to chew through the string at one end of my pop up tunnel.

That will make life more entertaining for her.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Strange Things Afoot

This has appeared in my playroom and I am not allowed to explore it why??

[caption id="attachment_146" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="What is it??"]What is it??[/caption]

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Me Been on Holiday

Sorry for not updating blog for couple of days but me has been away.

Mummy and Daddy went for proper holiday without me (why bother) and I went to stay with Granny (wasnt she lucky?)

Granny spoilt me with lots of super treats, but now that I am home I will make Mummy and Daddy think I was neglected so they feel guilty for leaving me heeeheee

Only problem with Granny is she talks all the time, me glad of some peace and quiet now I am home, oh and of course she didnt know I could use the internet so she didnt let me online hmmmppptt

Other than that it was a good holiday.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

How Did They Manage It??

Hmmmffffff yet again my peaceful slumber was disturbed by the human paparazi (you know what I mean, annoying photographers)

This must be getting there own back for me catching them asleep, but how did they have the camera ready???

[caption id="attachment_92" align="aligncenter" width="465" caption="Sleeping Peacefully I was!!!"]Sleeping Peacefully I was!!![/caption]

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sleeping Humans!!!

Mummy and Daddy are supposed to watch while I have floor time to see all the funny things I do and to stop me getting into mischief.

We had floortime as usual and then the humans were watching a film, I jumped into bed for a quick snooze and when I woke up they were both asleep!!!

Mummy was curled up on the sofa dribbling, Daddy was on the floor snoring, and where was the camera for the blackmail shots?? upstairs where I couldnt get it grrrrrrrrr

With no one to watch me being brilliant and no camera for me to play with I stayed in bed until they woke up again.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Why Cant I Have the String

Why do humans spoil my fun all the time??

I have a pop up tunnel that comes in its own little bag so it can be tidied away when floor time is over, to help get it back in the bag at each end it has string attached so mummy can tie the string and it doesnt pop up.

I like to sit in my tunnel, or just outside, and chew the string, whenever I do this mummy always stops me.

Sometimes I have managed to get a lot of string in my mouth and mummy has to gently pull it out again complaining about how soggy it is, she then puts it so it is on top of tunnel and I cant reach it no more why??

Me wants to eat the string!!

My new mission is to eat that string!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

All About Hay

As every good guinea pig knows hay is the must have essential for every cage/ hutch.

Hay has many uses, it is essential for keeping teeth worn down (remember guinea pig teeth grow constantly) the fibre helps keep your digestive system working properly (no soft or hard poops thank you very much)

Hay is also a good plaything, it can make a tunnel, a nest a castle anything you want and can imagine really, it can help keep you warm in winter and when you want to nap you can hide under the hay from the annoying humans.

I have 2 types of hay (me special you know) I have meadow hay to use for bedding and playing and burgess excel herbage timothy hay for eating (dont tell mummy but I eat the meadow hay as well heehee)

Make sure your humans know to provide you as much fresh hay as you can eat and some spare to play in, and make sure they dont get confused with hay and straw, straw can hurt guinea pigs if it pokes them in the eye, hay is much softer.

Well I am off to play king of the castle in my hay.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Me Wanna Share

Well Daddy was sitting on the floor with me last night, with what was obviously a very yummy drink in a carton.

I jumped up with my front feet on his hands to get a taste and guess what he did..... he poured some onto his hand yuck (some went on the floor to but mummy doesnt know)

Well I was not happy with that so I jumped on his hand again and tried to nibble the carton and grab the straw but he wouldnt let me.

Now if he wanted to share my drink he could have it straight from my bottle no problem, these humans have no idea of manners and sharing.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I want my food in the Bowl!!!

Well whenever mummy gives me my fresh nibbles she puts them in my food bowl, I race out of bed to the food bowl and drag the bit I want back to bed.

Well the other day mummy put the food next to me in the bed area pffffffffttttt, I had to get out of bed drag the food with me to the bowl, put the food in the bowl and all so I could pick the food out of the bowl and drag it back to bed with me.

Mummy says she was trying to save ME time!!!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Me Has Spurs

Like many other guinea pigs I suffer from spurs on my front feet.

These are hard dried bits of skin that grow out from the foot.

Here is link to good description and photo on the guinealynx website.


The spurs on the piggy in the photo seem to grow out of the bottom of the foot, mine grow up the side up of my feet and are also a lot darker than the photo.

Mummy thinks I may have got mine from sitting with my feet overhanging my old mezzanine floor which was plastic and uneven due to chewing (I now have a melamine mezzanine floor) who knows I may have developed spurs anyway.

When mine get long they irritate me so I either have to wait for mummy to cut them down with the nail clippers or I chew them off myself.

I have sometimes pulled them with my teeth but that hurt and made them bleed when they came away from foot where they were attached, I have learnt and now I only bite the side bit off NO PULLING.

I prefer to remove them myself so whenever mummy tries to cut them I throw myself about and wriggle and try to bite to put her off, she can be determined though and between us we keep them short.

If you have spurs make sure you or your human keeps them trimmed down as they can catch on things and pull off causing you pain and bleeding and risk of infection.

You have been warned!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Naughty Daddy

Me was in the garden mowing the lawn and Daddy gave me some flowers through the wire so me ate them.

Daddy then called Mummy and said are these alright for him to eat I have just given him 4.

They were daisy's

Mummy hasnt been able to find anywhere that says if they are good or bad, luckily for me they didnt make me ill (lucky for Daddy to he didnt have to sleep outside!!)

The lesson is you cant always trust your human

Now do any of you know if daisy's are good or bad?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Me is Famous

Along with many other guinea pigs!!

I appear on the guinea pig jamboree, a blog dedicated to photos of cute guinea pigs (and who could be cuter than me??)

Check me out here

Despite what captions say me loves bath time.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Its not a Subway!!!


Well I finally suceeded in my mission to get behind the sofa, and I must say the cats have a better sofa than mine if they get to a subway.

I got behind the sofa and all I found was dust and dead flies YUCK!!!

Then I realised its not a subway, its a ........... time machine, I had gone back in time to before the horrible noisy hoover was invented, what else could explain all that dust???

Now I need to figure out how to make it take me somewhere interesting.........................................

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Reading for Humans

If your human is anything like mine they love reading about and looking at pigtures of us guinea pigs.

Mummy says for cute pigtures and handy tips your human should read the books by the late great Peter Gurney, the man was seriously addicted to us!!!

There is also a webpage of health tips your humans might like to use here is the link   http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/

For detailed anatomy and an indepth list of foods and what they contain mummy likes the Guinea Piglopaedia (try saying that after your carrot rum!!) this is written by Margaret Elward and Mette Ruelokke.

So now you can get your humans reading and while they are doing that you can get up to mischief heeheeeheee

And yes humans really can read!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

If I Cant get Round it.............

Last night even though mummy and daddy were both watching me I decided on a new route to get behind the sofa.

Trying to pull the plastic out would be too noisy so I tried to climb over it.

Mummy caught me with my bum stuck in the air and belly wedge on top of the plastic, not very comfy, not very dignified,  not doing that again!!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cuddle Time Is Over.........................

Now I love a cuddle as much as the next guinea pig, there is nowhere more comfortable to sleep than in a cozy human lap, the problem is when I have napped and am refreshed I want to be let go and the humans are not mind readers.

Here is how I have trained them to know cuddle time is over;

I have a special towel to cuddle on, so when I want to be let go I bite the towel, if they ignore that I bite it again, if they ignore that I bite it one more time if they still ignore that............................. I poop on the towel.

It took a couple of times to train them but now they know, let me go or I will poop on you!!

Some piggies use the bum dance in the same way, wiggle your bum while walking backwards and if they dont let you go before you finish the dance poop on them.

We will get these humans trained!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Me has Discovered Coriander

Last night for the first time in all my 2.5 years I tasted Coriander.

Mummy was making vegetable (yummy) curry (yucky) so she gave me some of the fresh coriander, I have one word for it.............


Sunday, June 7, 2009

My Favourite Things

Carrots with green bits and grapes with no pips,
Long sunny days and a mixture of hays,
Playtime with dad and driving mum mad.

These are a few of my favourite things

Romaine lettuce hats and long lazy naps
Plotting and planning and scheming and scamming
and eating beetroot to make purple poop

These are a few of my favourite things

A parsley bell that tastes so swell
My tunnel and tent and paying no rent
Food to my door and a quiet place to snore

These are a few of my favourite things

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Protecting Daddy

Last night me and daddy was watching a scary film called Alien Ressurection, we were watching with the lights out and these horrible alien creatures kept eating the humans.

In the middle of this the doorbell rang really loudly, so I jumped into daddy's arms to make him feel safe ;) ;)

Mummy opened door to strange man bringing her lots of food stuffs (I thought only piggies got home delivery food!)

When the strange man had gone and door was locked again I jumped out of daddys arms so he would know he was safe again.

What a brave piggy I am.........

Friday, June 5, 2009

Boys Night In 2

Well things are starting to go to plan hurray!! and Daddy is helping, he has moved sofa forward slightly which means the plastic thing is not as tight as it was.

Mummy went dancing, Daddy let me out and I have secretly been working the plastic loose, its not quiet there yet, but I reckon in a few days I will be able to get behind the sofa and find the subway.

Agent F is on a mission

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Me Was Sleeping!!

Why whenever I am asleep do I get rudely awakened by the humans?

I open my eyes to find them staring at me going ahhh isnt he cute (I am NOT cute I am TIRED) or the click of a camera wakes me up (I mean really how rude)

Then to cap it all, this morning Mummy poked me twice coz I was sound asleep, she then had the cheek to say I scared HER!!



[caption id="attachment_90" align="aligncenter" width="160" caption="Caught Napping "]Caught Napping [/caption]

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Animal Rescue Site

Not all piggies are as lucky as me, some dont have a forever home and live in shelters.

To help feed piggies (and other animals) in shelters in the USA all you need to do is click to give on the animal rescue site, link below.


At the moment you can also help specific shelters by voting for them after you have clicked to give.

Mummy is helping me with this, we have a list of 5 shelters our friends have told us about. We vote for a different shelter each day (mummy keeps a list) also when mummy is at work she votes from her work puter so most days we vote for 2 shelters.

These are the shelters we are voting for;

North Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue (NJ)

Foggy Creek Cavy Rescue (WA)

Nebraska Humane Society (NE)

Guinea Pigs R Us (ON) Canada

Judges Park (PA) New Castle

Remember to click to give everyday, and remember we are lucky to have our families so treasure them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What's so Funny??

Well if I tell you what I did last night, maybe you could tell me what was so funny........

I was on my special towel having a cuddle with mummy, daddy was sitting next to us on the sofa with a blanket on him.

Daddy was holding a bag that made a rustling noise (so it must have been a treat for me)

Well I ran off my towel and grabbed the corner of Daddys bag, at which point Mummy fell about laughing saying "you dont want crisps"

Why not I might want crisps, and a rustling bag means food, what was so funny???

Monday, June 1, 2009

Humans Need Exercise

As you may have observed humans are lazy creatures quiet happy to spend hours sitting on their bums watching TV or using the pc when you could be using it, it is your job as a responsible guinea pig to make sure they get enough exercise.

Here is how I help mummy and daddy;

When I am out mowing the lawn or having floor time there comes a point when the humans want me to go back to bed, normally I would go back to bed by myself or run into tent or tube for them to pick up, dont do it, this is what they want and it encourages laziness!!!

When they want you to go to bed, run in the opposite direction, when they get close run to where you just were, it takes them a while but they realise what you are up to, when this happens start running at random, change direction and keep going.

You can also lay down pretending to be tired until they get near and run away again.

When you think they have had enough exercise you can safely hop into bed/tent/tube and allow them to think they have won heehee

Remember the humans need regular exercise!!!