Guinea Pig Pictures
These are my little girls, Adrestea ("Tea") and Metis. Tea was born near the end of April and Metis is about a month younger than that.
I got Tea at the end of May 2003, so she was a lonely piggy for a while.
|This is an early picture of Tea perched on her food dish.||Another early picture of Tea, this time from inside her shoebox house.|
|Tea hiding in a box during her floor time in the kitchen.||Tea asleep in her cage.|
|After her first bath. Tea does not like getting wet.|
Metis joined Tea in mid-July 2003. The two are still arguing a bit about who is top-pig.
|Metis arrives in the new, bigger cage.||Tea meeting Metis. Either that, or trying to chase her around the cage.|
|Metis tring to hide.||Metis still trying to hide. Guess who's shy?|
|Metis hiding in an egg carton.||Both girls trying to hide.|
To keep them happy, I bought the pigs a wooden house for their cage. I also picked up some 4-inch PVC pipes and a couple joints. Now they have tunnels to play in during floor time.
|Tea trying to dart out of a tunnel long enough to grab a tasty bit of apple.||Metis hiding in a tunnel.|
|Tea has discovered that she can hop up onto their house. She likes it up there.||Metis, comfy in the cage.|
|Metis with a tasty treat during floor time.||Tea knows that the treat is up there, but how to get at it? (And will she remember the picture above, showing that she can hop onto the roof?)|
|Both pigs, meeting around the tunnels during floor time.|
Mneme was adopted from the Boulder Humane Society in June 2005.
|Mneme, after her first bath||Mneme, looking cute. Note he mark on her back|
|Mneme, sitting in a hay bowl. Not much else to say...||Mneme and Metis, meeting|
|Mneme meets the other pigs.|
Nestor and Puck
Having built the piggy mansion that is the big cage, the smaller-but-still-big cage was free. What to do with it? There are a lot of unadopted boars at the Humane Society... why not adopt a couple of those little guys, since they have trouble finding homes? And so I did.
Meet Nestor and Puck. Nestor is 5 years old and is a kind of slow. He clearly has some textel in him since his hair is rather wirey. But he's a friendly boy who likes to be held.
Puck is smaller, grey with red eyes, and looks mischievious. And it probably is. But he's cute and sweet, too.
|Puck||Nestor (back) and Puck (foreground)|
John Weiss Last modified: Mon Jul 25 10:41:22 MDT 2005