Buttercup

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Post   » Fri May 06, 2022 11:13 am


Lucky girl!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu May 12, 2022 2:36 am


Cage day today and I decided to get photos of my guinea pigs since it's been a while since I've posted updates on them other than medical issues. Buttercup and Muffin have a great relationship. Muffin is like greased lightning and she's very skiddish still. She will take food from me and sniff my hand through the cage, but she still runs to avoid getting picked up. I have to be careful when I put her down or she'll jump out of my hands. She hides behind her mother and Buttercup comforts her. She will sit still when I hold her. I don't know if it's out of fear or if she feels secure being held against my chest. Buttercup lets me pick her up as long as I let her go to her pickup spot. She snuggles and purrs. Such beautiful ladies!

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daisymay
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Post   » Thu May 12, 2022 2:53 am


If Muffing turned around Mum would make good camouflage. She would be lost in same colours as her Mum. I think Muffin will end up larger than Buttercup! Lovely girls. My girls it is fright or fight and 99% of the time it is fright. Even Jinx and Jewel who are 5. But once cuddled they are real cuddle buns! Great picture!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu May 12, 2022 4:47 pm


Such cuties. The young ones are amazingly fast.

Mine doesn’t like being picked up either, and she’s wary of me now with ear drops twice a day. Hopefully that will change once her ear infection is cleared up.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Fri May 13, 2022 2:00 am


Do you give her a treat right after you do her ear drops? I have two pigs who get medical treatment twice a day (Mr Bubbles eye and Gilligan an abscess). They both get a baby carrot right after. As soon as I'm done and put them back in their cage, they run up to the front and wait for it. I've learned to get their carrots ready as part of my treatment preparation. It has helped prevent them from being afraid.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun May 15, 2022 2:26 pm


Yes, she’s getting either fresh grass, corn husk, or carrot before, during, and after. And I’m taking her out for lap time and a treat, just so she realizes it’s not always bad. But she knows the time of day, so 10 am and 10 pm she’s wary. Other times she’s on her hidey roof begging. Smart little stinkers.

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