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May 30, 2010

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Tess, the Pet of the Day
Name: Tess
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: Melbourne, Australia
 
   Tess is a little guinea pig full of personality!

    Neo and Spencer, our two guinea pigs, were being boarded by a breeder who my mum knew from work because we were on holiday. But when we were overseas we got told that Neo had passed. The boarder put Spencer in with the little girl (then named Silky) and they hit it off. When we got back, the boarder was incredibly guilty over Neo, who was probably just sick, so she gave us Tess. Tess is the product of an accidental breeding, and they had been looking for a new home for her anyway. We also couldn't dare separate the piggie lovers so we brought her home. Since then the two have snuggled in together in almost every place in their cage as possible. She and Spencer are now very close, and Tess is now carrying Spencer's offspring.

    Tess had had one other litter before she came to us, and she is 1 1/2 years old or so. She is very gentle and docile, except when she makes her opinion known to Spencer, in which case he can't do anything but bow down to her.

    Tess, I think, is the 'top pig' in the cage, while crazy little, juvenile Spencer is her slave. Tess steals from Spence all the time and Spence doesn't retaliate and he even brings stuff to her for her own use.

    It is easy to see that true love exists between guinea pigs and it's going to be hard to split them up for the birth. We will get Spence neutered so he can go in with his love as soon as it's safe.

Tess, the Pet of the Day
Tess, the Pet of the Day

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