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November 9, 2007

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Name: Nyushi
Age: Six years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: London, UK
   Nyushi is a real character! When he's not heartily 'wheeking' for his breakfast, he's 'popcorning' and making tunnels through his hay pile. I love this little bundle of fluff, here's to six more happy years!!

    As soon as I saw Nyushi running around at the pet store I knew he was the one. Like a little 'white bullet' he was a lot quicker than his siblings, especially to the food bowl!

    After getting home and settling him in his cosy indoor hutch, I decided to pick his name. For inspiration I picked up the closest thing to hand... a japanese dictionary! After much deliberation and many laughs I decided that Nyushi, which means 'milk teeth' in japanese, was just right for his snowy white appearance.

    From his junior years of dining on his cushion eating strawberries, to his present having the run of grandma's yard (well stocked with parsley) some might say he's one pampered piggy!

    These days his hobbies include - 'wheeking' when his name is called, tunnelling through hay piles and making nests. He's also kept company by two female Guinea pigs Ruby and Tokyo, only believe it or not it's not their affections he fights for, it's their carrot!

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