Three boars, one cage.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:52 pm


Great story! Glad everyone did well.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:08 pm


I love seeing all that grass! Guinea pigs love grass (and yours are so cute!).

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:08 pm


I love Mimic! And I am very glad they all get along so great :)

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chataignon

Post   » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:35 pm


I love your pigs, they are too cute. And they looked so happy with all that grass!

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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:46 pm


My pigs are so jealous of the grass. I have some of the green stuff but my dad keeps insisting it remains 'lawn' so the 'grass fairy' mysteriously cuts it during working hours... grrrr!

Glad the little 'uns get on so well now. :·)

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:23 pm


Today, since I've misplaced my nail clippers during the move, I took the three boys to the vet to have their nails clipped.

Poor Mimic had two of his nails clipped too short and, while struggling, decided to kick and smear blood all over my t-shirt. I felt somewhat awkward walking out of the room, but not as bad as I felt for poor Mimic who was reduced to a piggie-whimpering mess near the end of his session.

Due to the stress of today I decided to not poke at them with a camera and instead gave them extra veggies for not biting either me or the vet.

Cashew has also put on .05kg - woop! I'm hoping he'll be able to gain back his missing .15kg - that would make me happy to have him back to his original fatty weight.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:38 pm


Poor babies but it sounds as though they're doing well.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:50 am


I've been informed by Koda that despite the drama and disorganisation caused by moving flat once, we need to move again.

Koda does not like the living room floor. Not even for parsley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EmLRVm9KJk

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Sidera17

Post   » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:46 pm


Koda Stttreeetch!

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CavyCastle
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Post   » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:04 pm


Poor Koda, how he suffers for that parsley. He wants to go back to boyfriend's house and get extra veggies without all that hard work! ;)-

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CavyCastle
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Post   » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:34 am


Sorry to double post, but I just wanted to say, "thanks!" I enjoy reading the chronicles, so keep up the great writing!

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clairey

Post   » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:50 am


Poor Koda! All that slippery wooden weirdness under his little tootsies. Has he found the hallway yet?

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:13 am


Koda hasn't found the hallway yet, but since today I'm expanding their cage from their current 2x3 (with a box attached as HayBox) to a 4x3, they'll need to be somewhere which isn't the cage for a while as I battle with grids.

I think I'll show him where the carpeted hallway is.

I had a brilliant idea that perhaps if I carried Koda onto the laminate flooring beside one of the other pigs then he'd be pressured into learning how to deal with the floor and could learn by watching the others. As it happens, I just taught him how to tiger-pig-leap from laminate flooring to islands of clothing and back to the cage.

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CavyCastle: Thank you! I really appreciate hearing that you're enjoying the chronicles!

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:54 pm


I've won! I've won!

Okay, I won after I pandered. Guinea Lynxers, meet Koda's Path to the Hallway Carpet.

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Giving Koda a path to follow not only revealed him to be a complete pussy when it comes to exploring... it also seemed to make him think that I wouldn't check on them as much.

Well, later that day I did... and guess which mini-pig I found happily plodding across the laminate flooring. No more special treatment for you, Mr Koda!

While Koda has been battling his laminate flooring phobia and Cashew has been making sure that the entire flat smells of him, Mimic has made it his mission to find the warmest, snuggliest places to sleep while watching the hewmans. Mimic seems to enjoy being with people every so often and will normally seek us out. Humans often have food, after all... or the heater on.

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Also... guess what black and white ridgeback *cough* has learned how to escape from his C&C pen... *glare*

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Speaking of piggies being pesky... a certain addition to the room has made my three normally lazy and quiet boars feel like they have to re-establish their hierarchy...

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:57 pm


That is so funny! What characters you have!

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CavyCastle
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Post   » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:20 pm


Not quite a "stairway to heaven" but it works! Handsome boys!

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Knhappyface

Post   » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:55 pm


Awww, they're all so cute! Awesome pictures too.

My Fee has a linoleum phobia, but she hasn't gotten over it. I'm sure she will some day, though!

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:56 am


Kn, the key is to make them think you're not looking! Then they suddenly get a bought of courage and before you know it there are peegs all over the linoleum!

Then again- I think the reason Koda might have been more comfortable on the laminate is that he was using his "path to hallway" as a big island and made himself okay with the short walks to other areas of the room: such as Carpeted Cupboard and Clothing Freeway.

:)

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:06 pm


Just when the three boars thought that they had me wrapped around their newly-trimmed paws and all to themselves a New Cage appeared on the bedroom floor.

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Cashew was quick to inspect the cage; first he seemed to think that the cage was just a box full of difficult-to-get hay, but when he realised there was a whole new boar dynamic within the cage he became more interested.

I can always tell when Cashew feels that his hierarchy - his because he is on top - is being compromised because he suddenly doesn't seem to care so much that I'm in the room and moving about and single-mindedly focuses on his job as Top Boy.

Meet Patches and Squeek, the two boars who I am babysitting for two weeks while their mummy goes off to continents new for a holiday. Patches (the mostly white pig) is 5 years old and recovering from a tooth abscess and Squeek is the dominant and cautious 3 year old who has sent Cashew into a rumbling frenzy.

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As a matter of principle, my trio were given a long, long floortime before the newboys were allowed to sniff the ground afterwards. I figured this would tire my trio out so they wouldn't care so much about two newbies stomping on their laminate (and Koda's carpet)

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But I was wrong... let's just say some things are better shown in video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbnGtzzstjQ

I don't know where Cashew gets all the energy from! He's normally such a lazy pig!

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clairey

Post   » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:32 pm


Hahahaha! Love the soundtrack to your video. Cashew has a lovely big pig bum and is definitely very boarly indeed. Not that Squeek seems to care.

PS. Tell your friend that Squeek isn't on my pignap list in any way. No, not at all. *shifty*

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