The mess is from their little hay cubes. Good God those things are messy.
The piggers are having a lazy summer, clearly.
Note the green stains from lettuce on Baozi's chin
Ace is taking a cue from Regiane's Faìsca:
Still, they always find the energy to beg for food:
And find creative uses for their cuddle cups:
Next up on Pig Planet: the pigs are looking a bit scruffy, so it's bath time!
I have come to learn about their little piggy personalities.
Don't be fooled by the sweet face. Baozi is a very naughty little pig! She will wheek until she gets attention, and she can be LOUD. I've heard her in the parking lot. Sometimes she wheeks for food, sometimes she wheeks to be petted. You always know she means business when she puts her feet on the side of the cage or on the fiddle sticks.
She is a little diva. During floor time, she needs to be watched all the time because she has a talent for getting herself in trouble--she always finds ways to wiggle out between the grids. She also has a talent for peeing at the very edge of the puppy pads/fleece to cause maximum cleanup. She is a picky and dainty eater and needs to be fed separately before Ace the lawn mower eats her food. Her favorite place to chill is in the corner of the cage looking at me as I work at my desk or watch TV
Still, she is my little Baozi pig and I love her.
Then we have fat Ace.
She's a lazy little Chubbo McGooglyEyes (my friend calls her that lol). Ace is a pig of simple pleasures. She just loves her noms, whether eating them or sleeping on them.
"I want to lay you down on a bed of lettuce"
While Baozi is exploring/getting herself into trouble, Ace tends to stick close to the food during floor time. Sometimes she'll wander about, and then she'll usually pancake and enjoy some cuddles. During lap time, she likes to nom or pancake, or combine both in a move I call the "nomcake"
Now that is talent.
She also has found a way to maximize efficiency (read: laziness) by plopping her fat bum down in the hay bin exactly halfway between the pellet bowl and water bottle, so all she has to do is turn her head to eat pellets and then drink water.
Ace also seems to spend much of her life in a perpetual state of confusion.
"Who are these strangers? Back off the hay!"
But that's what makes her so lovable!
Since this post is getting picture heavy, I will end here and leave you with my pigs at their most... well, themselves:
Till next time!
It's summer in Hawaii, so the pigs are chilling next to a frozen water bottle with a sock on it. (Sorry, I can't resist bad puns).
They were looking kind of scruffy so they had a bath.
And they continue to enjoy life's simple pleasures. There are few things the piggers enjoy more than lounging on the bed
Eating delicious foodz
Making new friends
And being petted:
Ace continues in her bid to be the weirdest guinea pig alive
Although Baozi is giving her a run:
"You say I love lettuce? How do you know I love lettuce?"
"A jailbreak? I'm not planning a jailbreak!"
But as weird as they are, I love my piggers.
Greetings from Pig Planet, until next time!
C. Cole-Chakotay: to be fair, she opened her eyes when she noticed me hanging around with the camera. :p
And the two piggers relaxing:
I am a bit worried about Ace lately, since she seems to be losing weight. it's odd though, because she seems otherwise healthy. She is active, eating, pooping, doing her normal piggy things. She has been shedding lately but it's not the first time since I got her. I suspect it's the hot weather since Baozi was shedding too. Ace got a clean bill of health at our most recent vet visit (which was a few weeks ago), so I don't know what is causing the weight loss. Anyway, here's a screencap of their weight chart:
The weights are in grams.
Breadfan4, given how light Ace is lately, I have been feeding her more! Hopefully she fattens back up.
- Supporter in 2014
Do you weigh your girls at the same time of day each time? I know I've weighed mine before at different times of the day and they can fluctuate quite a bit.
You obviously watch your ladies alot, and interact with them a great deal, but it's worth keeping an extra close eye on Ace when she's eating just to make sure it's not teeth troubles causing her to lose weight.
I've been keeping an eye on Ace, and so far she is still the lawn mower pig (I nicknamed her that b/c my Mom says she eats like a lawn mower). Maybe she lost weight from the stress of the move? Heck, I lost weight from that! lol.
AldenM1, I did knit the stuffed pigs! I got the pattern on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77145890/this-little-piggy-a-stuffed-toy-knitting?ref=shop_home_active. Thanks!
It's been hot on pig planet lately. Baozi likes to drape herself over the frozen water bottle--quite literally:
Whereas Ace just makes sure her bum stays cool:
To fill the long days, Baozi pig likes to immerse herself in her food
And practice her stealth skills:
Ace, meanwhile, has been doing some light reading
Modeling the latest in fall piggy fashion
And thinking of taking up knitting, but alas, her chubby paws can't hold the needles. So she'll settle for chewing on my knitting basket instead.
In slightly sadder news, Pig Planet hit a rough spot. Baozi pig's eye has been looking odd. More info in her medical thread, but the upshot is that I took her to the vet, and he was suspicious that she may have tooth problems. That caught me off-guard, because other than the eye, Baozi has been her usual energetic and curious self.
In retrospect, I have noticed more green staining on her chin, which the vet feared might be from drooling. However, she hasn't had any trouble eating or chewing (she certainly hasn't stopped chewing the heck out of the cardboard box I put in the cage). I did notice some minor weight loss, but Ace lost a bit of weight, too, so I wasn't sure if it was significant. Their weight chart is in her medical thread.
Baozi goes to the vet for x-rays tomorrow, so please keep her in your thoughts/send healing vibes!