||Four and a half years old|
||Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA|
Penny the guinea pig! Penny is short for Penelope. Penny is
four and a half years old. She will be five years old this August. We've
had her since she was only three weeks old. She is a smooth-haired
guinea pig. Penny lives with her loving family in Elk Grove Village,
Illinois. Many children come to Penny's house for piano lessons and they
all love to see her. When kids see how cute she is, they usually ask
their parents if they too can get a guinea pig!
Penny is a very organized and particular piggie. She eats a slice of
cucumber for breakfast, guinea trail mix in the mid-morning, a handful
of timothy hay around lunchtime, a couple of baby carrots in the
afternoon and a slice of green pepper for dinner. She gets a treat of
another baby carrot or two at bedtime. She recognizes the sound of the
refrigerator door opening and squeaks up a storm! And if someone is
cutting up veggies, she automatically assumes they are for her! She
enjoys other treats too, such as spinach, kale, cantaloupe and
watermelon. She is very offended if you offer her a strawberry or piece
Guinea pigs enjoy some of kind of little extra shelter within their
cage, so Penny has had a succession of shoe boxes. She ends up eating
them until there isn't much left. Currently, she has a box from
PlanetRx.com and it's big and square and this one has lasted longer.
However, it's starting to tip over because there isn't as much left, so
I think I'll have to place another PlanetRx.com order because Penny has
really enjoyed this particular house! Another interesting fact - Penny
prefers to have her cucumber slice turned for her as she eats. If you
don't get her out to give her breakfast, she turns it for herself,
eating the peel first, then the seeds out of the middle, then the rest!
I know everyone would enjoy this very typical picture of Penny the Pig!
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