||One year old|
||Gainesville, Virginia, USA|
never knew how wonderful owning guineas could be! Sophie and Mina love
to play tag with each other in the morning. They run laps around their
cage and squeak every time they hear a plastic bag. On grocery shopping
days, they know what wonderful treats of fresh vegetables await them and
impatiently squeak and run until they get it! When adding new hay they
love to "popcorn" or jump in place to show excitement. Today we discovered
how much they love laying in the warm spring sunshine!
Sophie (orange and white) is the main squeaker. She will always be the
first at the cage to greet you and take food from you. She'll eat directly
out of your hand and nibble on your clothes. While I wouldn't exactly call
her affectionate she is one needy piggy. She hates being alone and seeks
attention from us or Mina but would rather not be petted. She likes to be
talked to. She follows Mina around. If Mina is in someone's else lap
Sophie will seek her out until she finds her.
Mina (black and white), I would call her the "big sister" of the two. She
is clearly dominant over Sophie, but is obviously lost without her. She
would rather hide in the tunnel until Sophie has food, but then steals it
right away. Now where Sophie does not enjoy being touched, Mina loves
being scratched underneath the chin or behind the ears. She will sit in
your lap and watch the computer/tv screen or crawl up on your shoulder and
As mentioned both guineas love to play tag. They will run laps around the
cage until the other touches and then bam! they are running the reverse
direction. It's funny to watch them do this ritual every morning.
These two guinea pigs are also inseparable. When one is removed the other
squeaks until they are back together. WE LOVE SOPHIE AND MINA!
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