Despite their name, Guinea Pigs are not pigs and do not come from Guinea; there's plenty to learn about these furballs.
Mrs. Nutterbutter Learns to Share
Princess Nutterbutter Learns to Share. The House on Orchard Street If you walked up the street we’re on now and turned the corner you would find Orchard Street. There are lots of houses there, but I’d like to call your attention to one special house. Of course, it might not look that special to you, at least not from the outside. It’s a brown house with an antique dog statue waiting on the front porch. But, this isn’t what’s special about it. What’s special about it is that a caring young man named William lives there with his adorable guinea pig, Nutterbutter.
Finding Bear (A True Story)
Monday 17th Jan, 12:35pm I had been visiting my partner's place for the past few days when my phone suddenly pinged. I glanced down at the illuminated screen of my phone to see a shocking message in the housemate group chat.
Ode to the Tramp
The first Christmas that I remember is when I got best gift I have ever gotten. Ever since that one fateful night, my life has changed forever. I had my first best friend. A sweet little terripoo (terrier-poodle cross) puppy came out of a big paper-wrapped box underneath our Christmas tree. We named him Tramp after the 1955 animated Disney hit movie, "Lady and the Tramp". I watched that movie alot at that age.
Quiet Room Treasures
❤ Days after writing this, I thought of a friend who makes the world a better place, especially for the Guineas. This story is dedicated to you, Jacinta ❤
For The Love Of Skinny Pigs
My Skinny Pigs bring me inner peace. Whenever I’m feeling exhausted, lethargic, poorly or sad, just a few minutes with Mabel, Doris and Matilda make me feel better.
Guinea Pigs - A Guide
About three weeks ago, my son asked if we could get another pet. Our life was already full with a dog, but I thought, why not? So I looked up low maintenance pets and good first pets to teach my kids responsibility.
So you want to get a Guinea pig
Guinea pigs also known as Cavia Porcellus are rambunctious little creatures. With their squeaks,squeals, and purring whats not to love about them. Yes, with all this cuteness you’d assume they are simple animals to take care of. They are not, as amazing as they are you should really do all the research that you can over them. I have two of these energetic little guys right now and they keep me on my toes.
My First Best Friend
In 2011 my life changed for the better. I was 17 years old and depressed. I had stopped going to school and instead took classes online. My mental health was the worst it had ever been and it wasn’t easy to hide. The year before, my childhood home went into foreclosure. So, my parents, brother, and I moved into a rental house across town. I lived in the basement which was a pretty sweet gig for a teenager who needed room to paint their feelings and wanted everyone to leave them alone. I had wanted to get a pet for a very long time, but our landlords didn’t allow pets. I remember going to the shelter, finding a dog I absolutely loved, and being told no I couldn’t take her home and I cried all day. My sister, who had just gone off to college, had gotten a guinea pig named Simba. She brought him home when she visited and I loved him! I thought that was the perfect compromise. If I couldn’t have a dog, surely the landlords would let me have a guinea pig. My mom took me to the pet store (yikes! I didn’t know guinea pig rescues were a thing then!) and I saw all the piggies and didn’t have that moment with any of them. Pet owners know the one; when you see them and they see you and you know and you hold them and it would break your heart into a million pieces if you had to put them back. That moment. So we left and I thought I was back to the drawing board.
Three little piggies
I'd firstly like to say that I never thought these tiny balls of fluff would have as big as an impact on my life as they have. I now wake up to go and see them; see how they have continued to be petty towards one another; and to see how much the look forward to seeing me.
Come along with us
Our journey begins early '17 with one of those days; when things just didn't go well at all. A time where my humans couldn't love themsves enough, and their hope was drifting away. What do humans do in general when they lose their will, and try to cling to pointless things. Me?! I like two things in my life a comfy bed and food. But my humans were complex beings with emotions and a conscience. They felt lost, empty and disheartened so they decide to go for a walk. Eventually they ended up where we were kept. For me it felt like destiny even if in those times I felt extremely scared, I knew in my heart that my humans are special. They took me and my brother away. I was terrified where I was heading again. But when they put us down I couldn't wait to just run and hide. Our new place was huge, even had my own bed. Didn't use it in the first week as I wanted to sleep next to my brother. I was terrified that we would get separated and that for me would have been the worst thing that could have happened. The next morning they starting talking to us, but we were confused. They gave us things we never seen before. Scared at first, but it smelled so good and tasted even better. They kept calling it parsley. I was hooked. All I could think of was the next morning when I'll be getting more. After a few weeks I started using my bed and realized they kept refreshing it. My humans weren't getting me in trouble for my primal needs. After a month they gave us even more space and I started to actually like this new freedom and realized that if I squick they'll give me goodies from a pack. After that I understood that all my favourite meals come from their room where a gigantic cold box is kept. So from now on I knew that's the place all good things come from. Gradually we were getting time on their couches and they always talked to us. Only thing I was still scared of was this weird looking white tub that floods would happen. Thankfully that was a rare sight and didn't had to deal much with my coat being wet. Few months later my humans were happier. They would get more excited bringing us food and beds than we would ever imagined. I might not see much or understand these complex beings, but their lives got better and ours was filled with love. Because when were kept in the shop, after every night the light was turned off nobody would ever say good night..and now we get more than that. We got a tap on the head and a smile and to be honest that's all i'll ever want for me and my other piggie brothers out there. Let that smile be your new hope.
The Cutest Guinea Pig Behaviours
I have four delightful guinea pigs (three girls and one boy) who totally rock my world. These are some of my favourite cute behaviours they have.
My Guinea Pigs Are My Therapists
It's well known that service animals are beneficial and therapeutic for people with disabilities, but they can also be extremely helpful for mental health. I'm the mom to four guinea pigs, and I also struggle with major depressive disorder. While most people probably wouldn't think of a guinea pig as a therapist, they've done a great deal for me in multiple ways.