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May 30, 2004

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Mozart, the Pet of the Day
Name: Mozart
Age: Unknown
Gender: Male
Kind: Peruvian Guinea Pig
Home: Westmont, Illinois, USA
   This is Mozart, a white Peruvian guinea pig. I was looking through Pet Finder one night and saw his gorgeous face. He had been found in a dumpster and taken to The Critter Corral cavy rescue in Steger, Illinois. He has a permanent head tilt, most likely caused by an untreated ear infection earlier in life. It just makes him more unique and special than ever. After having one look at him online, I knew I had to have him.

    Mozart is a very sweet cavy, and the most loving of all three I have. He will race to the side of the cage and stand on his hind legs when I come into the room, he'll give me kisses through the cage or when I'm holding him, and he loves sitting on my chest or in my lap. He "popcorns" when gets fed or when I sit in the same room as him for awhile. He also loves being stroked under his chin and having his long locks brushed. He has had one bath since I've gotten him, and he didn't mind the water one bit.

    Mozart is very loud and vocal, and if it is veggie time, he is the first of my pigs to remind me that it's time to be fed. His favorites are parsely and green bell peppers. He purrs when he's content and wheeks around his cage constantly. He is a joyous addition to our household, and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to "rescue" him.

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