It actually worked out perfectly with Mr Bubbles on the bottom and Scruffy on the top. Scruffy loves to sit up and survey the room while Mr Bubbles prefers a little more privacy. It's funny because out of the 4 guinea pigs, Scruffy is the only one who can leap onto the built in platform. The other 3 are too fat to jump up. I'm going to have to make ramps for the others LOL! They all love the shelter provided by the under part of the platform. I should have done this long ago.
Scruffy is 1.92 lbs. Healthy weight, but an ounce or two wouldn't hurt. His teeth are good from what they could tell. That was starting to be a concern when he was sick with his bowel infection, but he's chewed them down nicely on his own. They couldn't tell about his molars, but his front teeth are good. When the front ones are good, it's usually an indication that the molars are too. Especially since he's not showing any signs of problems, such as slobbering or inability to chew and eat.
Both hearts and lungs are clear and normal. Eyes and ears too. Urine and droppings normal too. A pair of happy and healthy guys. The larger cages and outdoor activities have a lot to do with their weights being healthy.
Has anyone else ever noticed anything like this? The one piggie it affects the most is Mr Bubbles. He stays in his house more with the gray fleece. He still comes out to greet me the same, but when I use bright colors, he spends more time around the rest of his cage. Scruffy is so foot loose and fancy free, his behavior change is very minimal. I think he's so happy to have survived his illness, that almost nothing brings him down.
We don't want to promote pet depression :-)
His lack of interest in lettuce has been going on since his illness. Could it have been lingering effects of the cured infection finally wearing off? I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth and I'm thrilled that he's eating all of his lettuce again, but I am genuinely curious. The vet said to give him all the veggies he wants to get his weight up a little bit, so this is a good thing.
I made some homemade chilli today and I used fresh tomatoes. I saved a few scraps for the piggies. Scruffy snatched and devoured them. Mr Bubbles made the funniest sour face I've seen since the last time I offered him tomatoes. He backed away clicking his teeth. I laughed so hard! Then I felt bad for him so I gave him a piece of apple. That made him happy again. It's funny that he not only doesn't like tomatoes, he gets mad and turns his nose at them. The one I offered him today was a different kind than the last one I tried to give him. Those were beefsteak tomato and the one today was roma. Ok, Mr Bubbles; message received! No more tomatoes!
Scruffy and Mr Bubbles here. Our brothers, Sammy and Dean had their time outside, but now it's our turn. We thought our human was going to forget us, but he didn't. Sammy and Dean ate all of the grass in their spot, so our human moved the pen over here. That's good because the grass is greener here. It's long just the way we like it. Our brothers took too long to eat their fill of grass, so we have to eat as much as we can before it gets too much later.
It's cool out here and the wind is starting to pick up, but our human always finds a way to protect us from it while we eat. Our brothers also told us that our nail trim time is coming soon. I hope they don't quick us this time. Our nails are very dark and we have long quicks. That makes trimming our nails more difficult, so wish us luck. Bye for now!