||Seven and a half months old|
||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
Ms. Chinchi!! Chinchi is a mis-marked Dutch silver agouti and white
piggie. We bought her in the beginning of October 2004.
I got her from a pet shop. I wanted a companion for my other guinea pig
Bubbles. It was difficult to decide which one to choose. I had already
seen so many different ones, but then I saw this little grey and white
bum under a pile of hay, I knew that was the one. And when the rest of
her appeared, I had already bought her. She was so tiny, only six weeks
I came up with the name Chinchi because when she was a bubsie she had a
funny pointy nose. She could have been mistaken for a chinchilla, except
for the fact that she had no tail.
It was a bit difficult to get Chinchi adjusted to her new home. Bubbs
was really dominant towards her and was chasing her around and teeth
chattering. It was a bit scary to look at, but upon having contact with
the pet shop and talking to a breeder, she calmed us down and explained
that it was perfectly normal behavior and that we only should separate
them if they got so violent that one of them was bleeding. And after two
to three days they finally calmed down. It is obvious that Bubbs is the
boss, but she has accepted Chinchi.
Chinchi is absolutely crazy - in a good way! Chinchi is a real wheeker.
She screams for food and attention constantly. She's so funny and
entertaining to watch. She's a true popcorner, and loves running around
on the floor while talking and popping like a mad dog! When ever she
sees something new she will talk to it. When she sees something
familiar, she will talk to it. She's always talking. The only time she's
quiet is when she's sleeping.
Chinchi is a cuddler! She loves giving kisses and being cuddled. And
then she absolutely adores her yoghurt drops. She can eat constantly.
We had to take her to the vet one time because we discovered a bump on
the side of her mouth. The vet said that Bubbs probably had bitten her
once and that it now had developed into an abscess. We got an antibiotic
cure for her for ten days. After the treatment the bump was still there,
but after a few weeks more it was completely gone.