Mr. Bubbles and Scruffy

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:55 pm


Mr Bubbles enjoying a little lap time.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:38 am


He keeping an eye on the paparazzi!

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:52 am


As he should!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2022 2:29 am


Mr Bubbles wants his veggies. He's a great guinea pig.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:53 am


I can tell how much you love your guinea pigs! Those furry faces are the best!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2022 3:20 pm


Those faces are the first thing I see every day when I wake up. I open his cage and put my face up to his and get my guinea pig hugs and kisses. Makes my day.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2022 3:47 pm


Aww!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sat Mar 05, 2022 1:54 am


The weather has been really nice the last few days and it was dried up enough for the guinea pigs to go outside. I had a lot of trash and tree branches that needed to be burned yesterday so I didn't get to take them out. Today, they finally got to go out. The grass is still pretty much dormant but there are a few green patches and Mr Bubbles got to eat some of it. It's been so long since he's been out that he hardly knew what to do with himself. I think it was very good for him to get some fresh air and sunshine. It was a little windy so I put up a wind block and I took his hut out to give him some extra shielding.

I got Wilber and Grady out too before the wind got to be too much and grazing time came to a close. I did pick some grass for the others. Rain and low temperatures are coming for the next 2 or 3 days but once the sunshine and warm weather returns I'm taking him and all of the other pigs out again.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Mar 05, 2022 7:29 am


They will surely enjoy the warm spring weather when it gets here!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:50 am


Perfect day and finally green enough for Mr Bubbles to get his fill of fresh spring grass. It should only be a couple more weeks until the grass is totally green.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:58 am


What a nice plump guinea pig! Spring grass will be here in no time!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu May 12, 2022 3:01 am


Changing the bedding for my guinea pigs. Mr Bubbles is the only one who will sit on the bed and not try to run off. I don't have to put him in the tote and he's never peed or pooped on my bed. He's simply the best guinea pig ever! Even at nearly 6 years of age and with his ongoing eye issue, he's still a very lively guy.

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He climbs up my arm. I don't really have to pick him up. The trust is so solid that cleaning his eye daily hasn't diminished it at all! The picture is blurry because I took it as he was on his way up my arm.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:46 pm


My granddaughter, Ella came to visit (all of the grandkids are here). She's the one who originally had Mr Bubbles. He recognized her right off and was very excited to see her. So excited that he jumped out of his cage when she opened the door to pick him up. Luckily her reflexes are good and she caught him before he hit the floor. That would have been very bad since his cage is on top and 5 feet up. It's been 11 months since we moved away and he still remembers her. Nobody can tell me that guinea pigs are not smart.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:28 pm


Wow! So glad she caught him! Very neat he seemed to remember her :-)

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For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:22 pm


That's an impressive memory!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:05 pm


She spent a lot of time with him, even after I took over his care. His cage has been in her room right up until we moved away, so it makes sense that he would remember her even after 10 months.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:50 pm


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Mr Bubbles enjoying some cool evening air and fresh green grass. He's very close to turning 6 years old. Other than the ongoing issue with his eye, he's doing pretty well. He still pops up and hops to the front of the cage to greet me with a guinea pig kiss and his appetite is just as it has always been.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:09 pm


The eye looks pretty good at the moment. Hope it doesn't get any worse!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:20 pm


That's his good eye. The other one has a swollen conjunctiva at the bottom. The swelling goes up and down, depending on how much fluid is being produced. I clean it twice a day and gently massage under the eye to try and get the tear duct to open up. Sometimes there's nothing there to clean and other times it's full. We've tried 3 different antibiotic drops and two different oral antibiotics and none of them have eliminated it altogether. The anti inflammatory drops help with the swelling, but the fluid still backs up into the eye. It doesn't seem to cause him any pain or discomfort and he rather enjoys the carrot treat he gets after I clean it.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:17 pm


Sounds like he's pretty perky for a 6-year-old. That's always satisfying.

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