Mr. Bubbles and Scruffy

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:07 pm


Yes, his rosette really sets off his coat. It's actually why my granddaughter chose him over the other piggie in the tank with him. I'm very glad she did.

I don't have to worry about contamination too much in my yard. There aren't any animals who do their business there except for along the sidewalk and I don't put my guinea pigs near there. They stay closer to the house.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:11 pm


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Found this old picture of Mr Bubbles in my cloud. Reminded me of when he was young and before he got too fat and out of shape to get up there. We've long since gotten him slimmed down to a good weight and in top shape, but for some reason he doesn't get up there anymore. I believe he's the one who taught Scruffy to do that. Or maybe it was the other way around. I can't honestly remember.

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Post   » Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:24 pm


Maybe he's got arthritis.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:10 pm


Nah. He's pretty spry. He can (and does) jump up into my arms. I think he just outgrew the whole top of the house thing.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:24 pm


Mr Bubbles took Oreo's passing pretty hard. The empty spot where I had Oreo's cage didn't sit well with him as he was looking a little sad. Luckily I have the perfect remedy for that; Gilligan and Skipper. There is room for their cage to go in that spot. Two young and happy go lucky clowns is just what he needed. Skipper is less inclined to come over and visit him, but Gilligan isn't. They liked to play with Oreo through the cage when they were next to each other and it's the same with Mr Bubbles. It's good for all of them so far, although it's a different dynamics between them.

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pigjes
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Post   » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:36 am


Awww, that's so endearing!

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Post   » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:08 pm


Are cages flat up against each other? Other pigs seem to be a balm for a grieving pig.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:33 pm


The cages are butted together so they can touch noses. I an happy that they are helping each other.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:29 pm


So glad to see this. Changing things around should really help everyone. You're so good with your little guinea pigs.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:27 pm


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I just love Mr Bubbles so much. Just look at those sweet and kind eyes. He's absolutely perfect. Loves to be held and petted. Just about the only thing that will get him to bite is messing with his feet or his face. Even then, it's just a harmless little nip to let you know he doesn't like it. He's been such a great mentor for the others, especially when grazing outside. His presence and calmness influences the others to be relaxed out there too.

This photo was taken yesterday. He doesn't get to go outside to graze today because I had to mow the lawn and do the hard take to get all of the dead stuff out of there. It was a lot of work, but I got it done. I always wait at least 24 hours after mowing to put the piggies out to graze. It been so nice out, so he'll have a chance to eat his fill again tomorrow. He's not happy about missing the chance to go outside, but I have a bunch of wheat grass to make it up to him.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:28 pm


He sounds like a sweet guy!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:03 am


He was pretty mad after his nail trim today. He sat in the back of the carrier giving me the evil eye. I thought some fresh grass might earn me his forgiveness. He didn't come out. I had to take the top off and lift him out. Once he saw the green stuff, he got over it. It was so cute. I've never seen him that mad before. Maybe it was a rough trim for him. I hate that I can't go in with him. I think he would do better if I was there with him.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:09 pm


He’s so cute with that white fluff on his head, and such soulful eyes.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:08 am


He's amazing. Out of all my boys, he's the only one I don't actually have to pick up. He climbs or jumps into my arms. He's also the only licker I have. Sammy licks once in a great while, but other than that, none of the other 6 do that. He and Gilligan still love to visit each other too. He's always been a good eater. Aside from tomatoes, he'll eat just about everything I feed him. He's the low maintenance, loveable guinea pig that everyone wants from their pets.

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Post   » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:39 pm


Daughters really enjoyed your last post. Lots of ahhh &ohhh, and carrying on.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:02 pm


So we're just three days away from the big move from Nevada to Missouri and I'm very anxious about how my guinea pigs make the trip. In particular, Mr Bubbles because of his age. He's 5 years old now and in good health. My plan for him is to transport him in his cage to minimize the impact of traveling for two and a half days. His cage will fit on the front seat if I fold it down with half of it going into the second row. A few of the pigs will have to travel in carriers. I'm going to put the younger ones in those. I have two of the small cages that will fit along with a couple of the 2 by 3 footers.

Sammy and Dean are the next oldest at around 3 years of age and the rest are two and under. They're all healthy so I believe they will make the trip just fine. The car has front and rear climate control, so I will be able to keep them comfortable. We're not going to be breaking any speed records or taking any of the curves fast enough to make them tumble around either. I'm hoping for a smooth trip and for all of them to make it to our new home safely.

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Post   » Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:23 pm


Sounds like a good plan. We hadn't heard from you and I figured you were busy getting ready for the big move.

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Post   » Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:37 pm


Take something to shade the cages from sun. Even with the A/C on, having the sun shine directly on you in a car can make it pretty hot.

And good luck! Moving in August is a sure sign of insanity!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:22 pm


Good luck for sure! I hope all goes well!!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:51 pm


Best of luck on your move. I just watched a video on heat exhaustion in guinea pigs. Bpatters is right - take some sort of sun shade even though the vehicle is air conditioned. And also mentioned was freezing water in a pop bottle, putting the bottle in a sock and placing that in the carrier so they have a cool place.

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