||Six months old|
||Skinny, Hairless Guinea Pig|
||Knoxville, Tennessee, USA|
is Lucille Bald (yes, her name is an "I Love Lucy" reference), known
as Lucy for every day. Lucy is special because, firstly, she only has hair
on her nose and feet! Lucy is a Skinny pig, which means that she eats and
drinks more to accommodate for her lack of hair. Lucy is a very bright girl
and loves posing for pictures (possibly because she knows a treat is coming
soon after!). She is very affectionate and loves being lavished with
attention. And does she have a voice! Anytime she hears us walking through
the hall, she squeaks to let us know she hears us!
Recently, Lucy and her beau, Ricky Ribaldo, had their first litter of pups
- all hairless and wrinkly. When Lucy is not working hard on being a mom,
she enjoys running around her cage with her best friend, Leela. Lap time is
one of her favorites, as Lucy loves being rubbed by a pair of warm hands.
She also enjoys having the hair on her nose scratched. And when all else
fails, Lucy enjoys taking her rest in her bright pink pigloo.
I had wanted a hairless guinea pig since I learned about them approximately
two years ago. My hubby found one, Lucy, and bought her for me as an early
Christmas gift (September early). Lucy's favorite treat is romaine lettuce
or a nice, crisp carrot. She also doesn't mind bath time (there is a need
to bathe skinny pigs more frequently than other guinea pigs to keep their
skin in top shape). Lucy feels like suede or a soft leather, and her skin
is always very warm to the touch (because of her need to regulate her
temperature). Though she may look odd, Lucy truly is a wonderful pet and a
beautiful example of her breed.
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