Mr Bubbles follows me as I walk around the floor pen. He used to just sit there and not move around much. Between this and spreading small amounts of grass or other treats around the pen for him, I've gotten him interested in running around more. It has helped tremendously with his weight and ability to clean his hind end. He's holding steady at about 2.8 lbs and has been very healthy.
He's the most outgoing of all my boys now that Scruffy is gone. When I open his cage, lean in and reach for him, he jumps into my arms and runs up under my chin to snuggle. I've been thinking about Scruffy a lot since this coronavirus quarantine thing started. I think Mr Bubbles can sense it. He has started doing that same stretch, yawn and quiver thing that Scruffy used to do. Between that and his nibbling on the cage wires, it helps me miss Scruffy just a little bit less.
Mr Bubbles! I have tried putting his hay in a hopper to keep it from getting all over the fleece, but he prefers to lay in it. He'll lay there and eat it. Afterwards he pushes his house over it so he can sleep on it and have the comfort and security of his house at the same time. It makes cleaning the fleece harder for me, and I have to change his bedding more often but he's more than worth the extra effort.
Mr Bubbles wants grass and BJ wants Mr Bubbles. It's nice out and this made me think of Scruffy and how much he used to love going outside. I miss him still. I know he's up there grazing on the endless supply of heavenly grass with all of the other guinea pigs who are special to us and have moved on.
It was such a beautiful day today and I was able to get him outside (in the shade of course) for a nice long graze. He was so content that he didn't even complain when I brought him inside. The others all got their turn for quality time as well. When I put Sammy and Dean back after their time outside, it gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling to see him curled up in his house and sleeping peacefully.
- Supporter in 2022
However, she keeps an eye on me when I come in from outside and she starts wheeking hoping for some grass.