||One and a half years old|
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.
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