Look what I got!!

Locked
slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:06 pm


I love the name! And the popcorn/rumblestrut thing is his way of telling everyone he's happier than one pig can adequately express to have a friend!

I love that you can watch them during the day too.

I'm not sure what the smell you have is. Did you wash the fleece several times before using it? No dryer sheets or fabric softener? It could very well be peed on hay since Charlie seems to be spending his time in the bin. After these guys get to know each other better you might want to think about taking it out and just overflowing the bin by the food dish.

User avatar
AldenM1
Supporter in '16

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:11 pm


I washed it and dried it three times. I used dryer balls, but no sheets or fabric softener. And it seems to be wicking just fine -- the surface isn't wet anywhere.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:38 pm


I don't know what a dryer ball is.

User avatar
AldenM1
Supporter in '16

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:51 pm


I actually have both these and these. They aren't as good as dryer sheets, but in a house with as fluffy a cat as we have, they seem essential. But I don't think they would have prevented the fleece from wicking properly.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:20 pm


Doesn't seem like they would affect the wicking ability. Hmm. OH! you got your avatar! :) I just noticed it!

User avatar
AldenM1
Supporter in '16

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:28 pm


Yeah, it's not very clear, but it's such a cute picture I went with it. :)

User avatar
AldenM1
Supporter in '16

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:03 pm


I just tried lining the ramp with a leftover piece of fleece. I don't have velcro to hand, so I used binder clips, which seem to be working okay. I put both boys on the lower level before I started, which was maybe a mistake, as I was waist-deep in the lower level trying to arrange the fleece, because I had a lot of extra material. I cut it off at the bottom of the ramp and went to remove the excess when the excess material started SCREAMING! Little Charlie is something of a drama queen, I think, and he had buried himself in the fabric and didn't want to be moved! :)

User avatar
AldenM1
Supporter in '16

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:15 pm


IT WORKED! We have running up and down! Now I'm going to teach them that the lower level is where veggies arrive in the evenings, to encourage them to like to go down there.

Also, Charlie thinks that the spot where the ramp makes a corner with the bottom of the cage is an excellent spot for napping. :)

Erin8607
Knee Deep

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:16 pm


Brian (Charlie now?) looks very similar to a female I had named Diva, he's a handsome dude!

User avatar
Calvin + Hobes

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:34 pm


It's so cool that things are working out well between them. I love the name.

I tried fleece on my ramps but it tended to stretch so I switched to the stuff you put in drawers or under throw rugs to stop them from moving. It seems to work well and my boys don't pee on it like they did with the fleece. (I guess they don't like getting their wittle feetsies wet.)

User avatar
AldenM1
Supporter in '16

Post   » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:25 pm


Seriously, I will never again underestimate the power of a little fleece and a little competition. Snickers wants to be up, where he suspects the food is -- but then he gets worried that Charlie might be getting something downstairs that he isn't getting. He's been running up and down the ramp all evening. Charlie hasn't yet used the ramp but as long as Snickers is doing it I have no doubt it'll happen eventually. Up! Down! Popcorn! Up! More action in that cage tonight than since I've gotten it. Whew.

Also: LOOK AT THE LEEPS!! Nobody can resist Charlie Chocobutt's lips. It's not allowed.

Image

Please to excuse the orange streaks on the furs. We've been eating carrots.

User avatar
LynnK

Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:16 am


I'm glad I'm a little color blind, he looks handsome to me!

User avatar
Calvin + Hobes

Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:23 am


Kiss. Kiss! That is a lovable face.

I think that if I didn't have ramps Calvin would weigh 4 lbs. instead of 3 lbs. He's forever running up and down. I don't know if it's normal or not but my boys include the ramp in their zoomies. It's hilarous to see one of them race up the ramp and then do a popcorn at the top.

User avatar
Sidera17

Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:37 am


Kisses to Mr. Chocobutt!

User avatar
Lovemypig

Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:54 am


Adorable.

slavetofuzzy
4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:05 am


I love dem lips!

User avatar
AldenM1
Supporter in '16

Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:29 am


Well, Snickers is definitely incorporating the ramp in his zooming. It's like he had an aha moment last night and he can't stop running around and popcorning.

I haven't seen Charlie run, or popcorn, or even use the ramp at all. But this morning he was downstairs under the hay rack with Snickers, and I definitely left him upstairs at bedtime, so he must have figured something out!

User avatar
TexCavy

Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:56 am


Those are cute lips Charlie Chocobutt. :)

User avatar
AldenM1
Supporter in '16

Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:37 am


So I'm watching them on the live cam again, and I have a question. Actually, I'm just obsessed with my new little guys, and I can't stop having questions! But today's question is this.

Charlie Chocobutt is asleep in the purple litter pan on the top floor. Snickers is asleep about three inches away from him. Snickers is generally about three inches away from Charlie. Often -- usually -- he's rumbling, and he pushes Charlie around, and he separates Charlie from his treats. But he's always about 3 inches away, even today, when they're both asleep.

Does this mean that Snickers is secretly glad to have a friend and wants to be near Charlie? Or is this still solely about making sure Charlie knows who's boss? How can I tell when this goes from intimidation to friendship? What if it never does? I don't want Charlie's hair to fall out because he's constantly being beaten up by a punk Snickers, you know?

User avatar
TexCavy

Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:46 am


They should work it out over time. As long they aren't facing off and then having knock down drag outs things are good. I think his laying right there probably has a little to do with both possibilities. He's glad to have someone to socialize with, but wants to be sure that someone doesn't take the top pig spot from him. But they're probably fine.

Locked
985 posts