||One and a half years old|
||Red Dutch, Guinea Pig|
are two of our guinea pigs, Muffy and Hazel (Hazel is a red
dutch, Muffy is a mix). We also have three others, Aya
and Eve and Caramel.
Muffy and Hazel are best friends and live in a cage of their own apart from the
other three. (Our cage wasn't big enough for five). We got Muffy and
Hazel one day on a regular trip to Petco. We were getting hay when I
saw a cage on the ground. On top of it was a sign that said "Please
adopt us." I asked to see them, just because I love guinea pigs and
they let me open it and hold them. I instantly knew I had to have
them. I asked my parents if we could get them and tame them to give to
my cousins (who were thinking of getting one at the time). At least if
we did that then I would get to be with them for a little bit. They
agreed and we left the pet store with two new pigs. Obviously, they
still haven't left. My aunt decided to get fish instead because her
children were fairly young, so Muffy and Hazel stayed here with us!
Muffy is a fairly large guinea pig, weighing almost three and a half
pounds! She isn't fat though, because her weight it distributed
proportionally to her body. She is such a sweetie, a true gentle
giant. She protects her little sister Hazel and definitely lets us
know when she's hungry! She has big, droopy eyes that you just can't
resist! Whenever you pass her cage, she stands up near the front and
looks at you with her puppy dog face, you just have to pick her up and
cuddle with her!
Hazel is much smaller than Muffy, and she has a pretty skittish
personality. She does not like being held at all, she squirms and
wriggles away every time we try to hold her. Although it is sad to
know she hates being held, we know that not all piggies are the same.
Of course, the more she resists our hugs, the more we love her! She
loves her sister Muffy, and looks up to her as her protector of sorts.
These piggies definitely have their way of letting us know what they
want. Whenever they want food, they stand up on the bars and wheek
like crazy. (Muffy more so than Hazel.) Their favorite foods are
lettuce, carrots, and hay. At night, we cover the tops of the pigs
cages with towels because it gets fairly cold down in the basement.
One day, we went downstairs to find half of the beach towel inside
Muffy and Hazel's cage! They had pulled the huge towel through the
bars and halfway through their cage! We looked inside to see them
laying on top of it, not even realizing what was wrong. We soon gave
them an old dish towel to lay on, which they love.
Muffy and Hazel are very special guinea pigs and we love them very
much. We are very lucky that our aunt didn't want them anymore,
because I don't know how we'd give them up now!
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