||Nine months old|
||Sheltie Guinea Pig|
has very long hair, you can hardly see his eyes! He is very special
because he is intelligent and funny, but most of all he's a brilliant
Scamper does do a trick, here it is. Well, when he is up and about on
the kitchen floor, he can go on his hind legs and put his front paws on a
chair leg! His favorite game is tug of war with a dandelion leaf! I go
at one end and hold the dandelion, and Scamper goes at the other and
holds it with his teeth and I tug a tiny bit to form a little tug of
war! He is very independent indeed because when I open his hutch door he
comes out onto the kitchen floor, and at exactly the right time and he
can also climb into his hutch on his own.
When Scamper first came to live with us he was exceedingly shy. When you
opened his hutch door he would scamper straight into his bedroom - this
is why we gave him his name!
Now I would describe him as nosey, confident and cheeky. If he hears the
rustle of a paper bag he squeaks so loudly you can hear him upstairs in
our house! He knows the rustle sound could mean food as dad buys special
bags of mixed leaves for him that are not too spicy! When I take him out
to cuddle he sits quietly and lets me groom him I can't say he likes it
but rather he puts up with it maybe he knows how handsome he looks when
he is groomed! As he is a sheltie guinea pig he has very long hair and I
bath him about once a fortnight. Again I can't say he likes it but he
does go along with it for a while until he gets completely fed up and
tries to jump out of the washing bowl before all the conditioner has
been rinsed out.
I hope this gives you a good picture of my dear little friend, I am so
proud to be his friend!