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09-02-2008, 03:16 PM
I have just got back from the pet shop and i have bought 2 male guinea pigs, i was going to wait until monday to give them names but my little boy has already names them.
We are calling them Jake and Milo (like the tweenies).
They are so cute a bit scared at the moment but they have got to settle in a bit.

09-02-2008, 03:18 PM
aaahh they sound really sweet.

Love the names :D

09-02-2008, 03:21 PM
Aww I love gigs (guinea pigs) as my sister used to call them. They are so cute - how they bring you all many hours of enjoyment

09-02-2008, 03:21 PM
You are making me jealous! I wish I was brave enough to have an animal. I had a major panic attack when ds tried to give me a worm before. can we see pictures?

amanda xx

09-02-2008, 03:24 PM
i will take some pictures later and try and post them on here
Bev X

09-02-2008, 03:25 PM
Ahh Guinea pigs are so cute. I wish I had bought one for my kiddies, instead I got a hamster and all it does is sleep and bite. Ouch!

09-02-2008, 03:47 PM
Guinea pig are so..... sweet, I used to breed them years ago.
I was no good at being a breeder it upset me everytime one was sold.
You do get attached, they squeak and talk to each other.
Are the boys that you have got brothers?
Sometimes two males will fight. Not always it depends if they are used to each other.
Any help you want just let me know, only too pleased.

09-02-2008, 04:36 PM
Aww how sweet... my dd has a lovely little hamster that she is very attached to but he is getting a bit old now...

I hope the mindees like them on Monday! :D

09-02-2008, 04:42 PM
i have guinea pigs the wigs as we call them they are very tame and lovely

ours like to sit on our knee under an old tea towel and they go to sleep

you need to hold them lots and lots and they will become friendlier if they nibble it doesnt really hurt

best pets weve ever had need cleaning out every 2 - 3 days or they smell mine have just been out in the garden eating the grass and squeeking at the dog ours are called rascal, squirt(baby) and was spud murphy but now maria have them checked to see if they are boys or youll have to rename one like we did!!!!!!!!!!:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

09-02-2008, 04:44 PM
They sound lovely

hope the children like them next week

Angel xx

09-02-2008, 06:17 PM
Here is a picture of them the light one is Jake and the dark one is Milo.
So cut cananyone give me any advice on how to pick them up and tame them as they are a little scared at the moment so i thought i would let them settle in for a day before trying to pick them up,
Bev X

09-02-2008, 06:31 PM
Awww! Cute!

When the vet picks up dd's hamster, he sort of grabs it by the scruff of the neck taking lots of skin... but I am sure there are others on here with more knowledge than me! :D

09-02-2008, 06:45 PM
you put your hand under their tummy and put some fingers under their front legs and catch their bums with the other hand,turn them round and put them on your chest and stroke from head down, i would pick them up today so they get used to you

i hated wigs until we had them and they wont shoot off like hamsters their usually quite good

09-02-2008, 07:10 PM
awww Bev, they are so sweet. I had two gp's like these many moons ago and the sandy one was called arthur and the brown one basil. Hope they soon settle in. As for picking them up, by the scruff is ok, but tricky if you are not too confident, also you don't wasnt lo's copying you and hurting them. Scoop them up with one hand under their belly and then under their bum , as said before, cradle them on to your chest and sit down on the floor so if they jump they don't break anything! Gp's leg break easily. Handle little and often and make sure they associate with something nice like apple or cabbage. Also remember gp's need dark greens as they can't make their own.... oh ****** having senior moment :blush: , can't think what, but know it's important, not too much or they get runs but little bit everyday. Good luck let us know what the children think xx

09-02-2008, 07:14 PM
vitamin C is what they dont make any of so they need help with this

you can get them juice made with vitamins c but mine didnt like it
kale is good, apple occasionally not lettuse, but they also like grapes, carrots and broccoli

09-02-2008, 07:56 PM
Bev they are lovely! sorry i cant give any advice, never had any!