- Supporter 2016-2018
Speaking of Ryzen, she is so different from Gina. She has already declared her favorite place is to hide under our hair by our necks. So, she is shy right now. Once you get her to stay on your lap, she just sprawls out. But, you better have dark colors on or it isn't happening. Expect to stay put as long as she wants too. This girl is in charge.
Another difference is that we have a climber. Where Gina was ready to just zoom across rooms until she got to a step, Ryzen decided to try to figure how to get higher.
Molly got introduced to Ryzen. She was sniffing her box, but refuses to look in. The oldest told her to not hurt her and she got upset and ran off. This morning, she watched from afar and then wanted more petting and even cuddle. We are going to watch and see how they interact because of how sad Molly has been.
As I said, we have to wait a couple weeks for her partner in crime. A big part is room. When Ryzen thinks we aren't paying attention, she starts running around and enjoying the space she has. We are currently trying to convert the former air hockey table to a cage for both girls. So, we only have the cage for one and don't want to have them share it or put one in the travel carrier. Hence the wait.
I saw somewhere that someone else has a car rider. We have found out she loves them. Her head perks up every time she hears a car slow near our place (common since it is by a hill and curve) and runs to the door to see if she can get in. The carrier we have she jumps into and starts doing little zoomies even as we carry it to the car. I think this is going to help with her first well visit to the vet this week.
Since we have discovered how much Ryzen loves her heights, I've given up on figuring out how to convert the table to my liking. Instead, we measured it and discovered we could safely put a 2X4 c&c on it and have it enclosed. That was my biggest issue anyway and once I decided to make it a double layer (if Ryzen thinks she can climb it, she does), I just didnt feel confident enough to do it on my own. So, now we wait. And, yes, Ryzen helped pick her cage colors. We did tell her she needed SOME color though. When the cage is done, I will add pics of her (maybe her partner too) then.
I hope the pics from there show up. I am doing this from my phone and am not used to the setup of it beyond basic typing.
But, Ryzen is also getting playdates with a friend of the youngest's new girl pig. This is to help the other girl learn to be a guinea herself. I am hoping it will get both girls to enjoy more veggies. My daughter is taking hay to her every day now too. Both she and the other friend of theirs keeps letting her know what she needs to do with her. I am being kept up to date on this because she is worried about her. Maybe seeing Ryzen do her hay popcorn will be good.
Ryzen can care less about pellets or veggies (I'm going to get peppers in her if it kills me.... and Molly), but grab hay and she's running to the corner and starts popcorning and wheeking. She then pulls it all down and playing with it. On the veggie front, I found the same trick I had to get Gina to try a veggie worked with her. She has to see me eating it. Yes, I have to eat it. Close to the mouth doesn't work.
As a side note, Molly is improving since Ryzen came. They will lay together and nap. Molly had started not using her litter box and didn't care to mouse after Gina as much. Within the first week, Molly is back to her litter box and offered Ryzen the first mouse she caught. And she keeps nudging peppers at Ryzen!
Tomorrow morning will be interesting. I told my friend that I get the back seat because Ryzen loves the front seat. My friend is setting up a light rock and jazz playlist for us to play. We both have black outfits to wear for her. My only worry will be if she doesn't get a clean bill. This is only because I just worry in general.
- Supporter 2016-2018
She is a lovely piggy! I love black piggies! She reminds me of a piggy we had called Petal! She was full of personality too! A very pretty piggy!
- Supporter in 2018
Ryzen is a cutie and has quite the personality.
I'm glad to hear Molly is improving, as well. Nothing like a big happy family!!