||Six and a half years old|
||Short-haired Guinea Pigs|
saw Cashew and Peanut on a guinea pig rescue website; they needed a new
home as their owner was going away to college. As we were going on holiday
the next month we contacted the rescue and said if they were still up for
rehoming when we returned we would like to offer them a home. As it turned
out they were still available (there are so many in rescue) so we went to
meet them and bring them home. As you can see, they are beautiful piggies so
it was easy to fall for them.
They didn't take long to settle in and soon got really tame. Peanut, the one
with darker patches is the more dominant one and Cashew follows. Cashew has
more orange colour, Peanut more dark on her but they are very similar in
color. They enjoy being out in their run, going in and out of boxes and
tunnels, chomping on the grass. As with most guinea pigs their favourite food
is cucumber but we give them a wide variety of fruit and veg and we love to
hear their delighted squeaks when they hear the food bag arriving.
We have now had them for almost four years so they are over six years old and are
in their twilight years. We have noticed they have become quieter and sleep a
lot more lately. Cashew has been treated for cystitis and Peanut treated for
a dental abscess within the last six months. As they still love going out in
their run and basking in the sunshine and seem to be enjoying life, we hope
they'll still be with us for a while longer. We have certainly enjoyed having
them and are so pleased we offered them a home when they needed one.
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