Chock and Chips storry.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:44 am


I got Chock and Chip in feb. When they came to me there cage was filthy and i had 2 very scared piggies on my hands
But after gental handling and lots of cuddles on the couch they are starting to slowly come out their shells now, they will even take food out my hands which is a huge step forward.
I know I have a lot of work to do but it will be worth while and really rewarding in the end when i have my piggies total trust.
Will keep you updated on their progress
Thanks for reading.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:01 pm


Looking forward to your story!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:27 am


I love piggy stories and getting to know new pigs. Tell us more!

Maddy_harper

Post   » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:29 pm


Chock is the quieter and more shy out the pair
Chip talks all the time, he never shuts up. He even squeaks in his sleep :d
he's the more confident one even though he has the least sight

Maddy_harper

Post   » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:46 pm


Does anyone have any tips as to how i can bring chock out his shell a bit more?
Chip will take food out my hands no bother but chock hesitates
He likes being held but he doesn't like being put on my lap, he freaks out and climbs back in to my arms again where as Chip loves a snooz on my lap.

If anyone has any more questions about my piggys ask away.
Thanks for reading

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:40 pm


How old are Chip and Chock? In my experience, though this is by no means a hard and fast rule, some guinea pigs can take a bit of time to mellow, with younger pigs and those who haven't been handled often being a bit more wired to being prey animals than the veteran older pigs.

To hand tame your pigs you only need what you're already doing: spend time with Chock and Chip every day and offer food from your hand. Remember that your piggies have come to you with their own little personalities and some take a bit more time to come around to their people than others and some just never do and prefer to treat the human hand as the Worst Thing Ever!

You're doing all of the right things. Patience is the key!

Maddy_harper

Post   » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:38 pm


Thanks for the prays
:)
They are 3 months old so they still babys really.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:23 am


Maddy, then Chock's response is normal and with your persistence and his wingman (Chip) I'm sure he'll be fine given time :)

Maddy_harper

Post   » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:50 am


They had free range time last night and they both took treets out my hands
They even climbed on my knee for a quick snuggle and stroke before exploring some more
I'm so pleased
:)

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Wheekers3

Post   » Wed May 01, 2013 2:30 am


Every pig will be different. Having a calm quiet atmosphere help. I have 1 girl, Stella who will chudder at the slightest creak.

I think they like routines too. Such as being faced a certain way when being fed snacks etc.

Do you have any other pets?

Maddy_harper

Post   » Wed May 01, 2013 6:19 am


i have a guide dog.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Wed May 01, 2013 6:20 am


i have a guide dog.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Thu May 02, 2013 7:15 am


there seems to be a turn round this morning. Both piggies were waiting for me at the edge of the cage when i woke up.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Thu May 02, 2013 10:45 am


Yay! They are going to the dark side!

Maddy_harper

Post   » Fri May 03, 2013 12:39 pm


Thanks Linkz x

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cavyslave8
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Fri May 03, 2013 12:57 pm


Aw, that's great! It's such a wonderful feeling when they start to trust you.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Fri May 03, 2013 3:09 pm


they have a room to run around in for free range time
They love it!

Maddy_harper

Post   » Sun May 05, 2013 12:11 pm


Catching them is a bit difficult sometimes but we get there in the end.

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cavyslave8
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Sun May 05, 2013 1:53 pm


It sounds like they're having a blast!

Maddy_harper

Post   » Sun May 05, 2013 2:38 pm


they love their free range time

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