The Legend of Barry Jenkins

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For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:44 pm


How exciting! That picture of him snuggling - :D

Is this the little guy you were wanting before you went out of town?

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:06 pm


That's him! He's about 2.9 lbs by my scale, but it's difficult to tell how accurate that is since he's a little bit too big to sit on it and he didn't like sitting on it. He doesn't seem to have any difficulty moving around when he wants to. There's no telling what kind of life, environment, diet, etc he had prior to being surrendered to the humane society. I plan to just keep giving him love and all of the exercise I can. Hopefully he'll get better.

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For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:53 pm


Oh, I'm so glad you got him. He's going to be so happy with all the good care you give him.

CleoCharity

Post   » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:15 pm


He looks like such a sweetie. I'm so happy for both him and you. He's gotten a great home!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:10 pm


BJ just isn't a big veggie eater, I suppose. Still offering lettuce, but he just doesn't want to eat it. Tried Kale and no go there either. Didn't eat much parsley. Tomato, red and green bell pepper is a no go as well. The only veggie he readily eats is carrots and I don't want to give him that every day. Going to try the orange and yellow bell pepper. I'm a little bit puzzled. He eats hay and pellets pretty regularly, so I'm pretty sure he's eating enough.

I've never had a piggie that didn't like lettuce unless it's sick, but BJ doesn't look or act sick. He even comes to the cage door to nibble the wire for attention. I went back to the humane society to ask if they had any ideas as to what greens he had been eating while he was there. I'm waiting for a call back. I'm a bit of a worry wart after what I went through with Scruffy. I don't want to buy a bunch of stuff that he's not going to eat unless I have to, so hopefully the caregiver at the humane society will be able give me some info.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:43 am


Have you tried the baby lettuces that are packaged together? I get one from Aldi’s that has 4 different types of baby leaf lettuces and maybe he would like one of those.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:41 am


I tried baby spinach and the fully grown leaves. Tried collerd greens too. The humane society said that he likes those, but he didn't eat any of that. Carrots are the only fresh vegetable he'll eat so far. I haven't given him yellow bell peppers yet. I was thinking of trying that living butter lettuce too. Hay and some pellets is what he likes and what he eats plenty of. I'm going to keep offering him fresh greens in the hopes that he'll learn to like them.

On another note, I hold him every day and he's such a snuggler. I really enjoy having him. He stretches both hind legs behind him when he lays on his belly. He also kicks one of them out when he lays on his side and curls up into a ball. It's so adorable! I tried to get a picture of it but I disturbed him and he got up and nestled under my chin. I'll try to snap a pic and post it.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:49 pm


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Lazy piggie! He loves to lay like that. He does it in his house too. I thought I'd give him a fleece forest too and he enjoys it. Happy little guy. I just don't understand how anyone could give him up for adoption. Every day I'm glad I made him part of my guinea pig family. He's eating his leafy green veggies a little more now than when I first got him. Probably wasn't fed them before now.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:38 pm


He looks like he's in heaven.

Or at least in a very ritzy hotel ;-)

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:57 am


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Peek-a-boo! I just love this little one! So glad he was still available to adopt when I got home! It was meant to be. It couldn't have been scripted any better!

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:23 am


That is it! I am going to start swimming and hopefully get there one day to pignap this one! The girls will love him. So mellow and looks so squishy! Can just picture him laying next to me head on the pillow laying in bed. NEVER seen a pig like this one! I am so jealous! A handsome gorgeous boy! LOVE the leg too! Sexy chops!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:35 pm


He is the sweetest little guy. He lays with me a lot. I have a very thick fleece blanket for him. He loves to snuggle against me on it.

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:14 am


Do you take him to bed? Like whilst you read of something? Some of our girls love to lay on the pillow and get all flat and snugly on it. Still swimming just having a rest. Whew!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:33 pm


I don't take any of my piggies with me when I go to bed per say. I sometimes lay out a thick fleece blanket on the bed with old towels underneath in addition to holding them on my lap in the easy chair. It's just another way to spice things up for them. Each one responds differently. Barry Jenkins burrows into the blanket any way he can and either curls up like in the picture or he'll stretch out. Mr Bubbles likes to climb up on me and nibble my face. Sammy is very high strung and doesn't sit still for very long. Dean is a cuddler like BJ, only he doesn't curl up.

On another note, I noticed that BJ has had a bit of an itchy spot on his back since the day I adopted him. It's not too bad when he's just sitting or going about his guinea pig business, but if I rub it, he nibbles on the closest thing to his mouth. I looked it over thoroughly and didn't see any obvious reason why it would be itchy. No visible bugs, no bright redness or other discoloration, no hair loss and he's not scratching it raw.

I checked the reference forums and it doesn't match anything noted in any of them. Dry skin perhaps? Whatever it is, none of the other 3 boys has it. Mr Bubbles has this one spot in the middle of his back that is the same way. He's had that since I got him almost 3 years ago. The vet checked it when he was a pup and it's just a spot he doesn't like messed with. It's never changed, spread or gotten worse. The humane society vet gave BJ a clean bill of health, but I think it's time I have Dr Landon take a look at it before it turns into something serious. They're all due for a nail trim anyway.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:46 pm


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BJ has the legs kicked out thing going on!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:53 pm


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Enjoying a little treat from underneath his blanket!

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:59 pm


I like the picture of him with the carrot. Guinea pigs and food are a match made in heaven.

So glad you have such a great bunch of guinea pigs.

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:13 pm


He has you well trained. Breakfast in bed. Better not let my girls see that picture, they'll get funny ideas! Do you know if he is ticklish? One of Joy's feet she was ticklish and she wasn't too happy when it was touched. So adorable!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:39 pm


BJ doesn't like his feet messed with and neither do any of my boys (not many guinea pigs do), which is why I take them to the vet for their nail trim. It only cost $15 per piggie. Money well spent.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:58 pm


New chapter in the legend of Barry Jenkins. The outside grazing experience. It was sunny and a warm 61° today. Plus there's a small patch of grass starting to turn green and grow already. Unusual for this time of year but the guinea pigs and I aren't complaining. Mr Bubbles had his quick spin on the grass and then I thought BJ might enjoy it too.

He didn't take too much of an interest in the fresh green grass, but he did eat some. More importantly, he wasn't the least bit frightened. I was glad to see that. He actually explored the area nibbling on bits of the grass along the way. Can't wait until I can get him outside for better grass and more to explore! I bet he can't either.

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