I don’t think i’ve properly introduced two of my favourite boys to you here on my blog. Pippin and Percy.
They came into my life in January of this year as teeny little balls of fluff that have now grown into bigger balls of fluff. SO FLUFFY. I have always loved guinea pigs since I was a little girl. There’s something about them that I have always been attached to. I always felt that anything smaller than a guinea pig was a bit skittish, and i’d be scared i’d lose it or hold it, and I once had a bad experience with a rabbit as it scratched my arms until they were both red raw when I was trying to cuddle it. Guinea pigs have a cute temperament. They will sit on your lap, they’ll run about an play and they’ll fall asleep on you and squeak at you for food. They are really friendly and find that their characteristics are so hilarious. Having had them for 7 months I can now distinguish the differences between the two personalities which I love.
Pippin is the one with the brown ear and long hair at the back. He is a little more laid back, like the older brother of the two. He is very clever and can usually suss out when I want to take him out the cage and hide in that one spot where it’s the hardest to get him. He knows the noise of my footsteps in the morning and squeaks for food and waits by the gate. He is also a little softy and is the least likely to nip anyones finger if it was put into his mouth. He mostly licks. I think it’s because he knows it’s not food, he’s a clever one.
Percy is like the naughty younger brother who is more adventurous. He has the loudest squeak, and is much more of a fidget. Although he much prefers cuddle time and will curl up and sleep on me, whereas Pippin will just sit and watch the world go by. He is the first one to run up the stairs when I fill the food bowl and gets the most excited for everything, although he will also nip you if you poke your finger near his mouth as he will think it’s food. He also got stuck behind a dishwasher at one point so he isn’t the smartest crayon in the box, but I love him.
I love having them scattering around in their hutch and listening to them squeaking away every day. They are so cute and I love them both so much.