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Look what I adopted on the weekend :)

I adopted these two adorable little creatures on the weekend.  We had an old hutch so dusted it off and it was ready to go.  We have also made a small (crow proof) pen that we are going to put them in during the day so they can he keep the grass down a little in our orchard, our plan is to move it around daily, hopefully it may cut down on a little of the mowing.

My daughter now in her twenties, remembers having guinea pigs growing up and has re named them Bubble and Squeak.  So two new little lawn mowers, their droppings and used bedding will be going into the compost bin.

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Comment by Scarlett on August 15, 2011 at 20:12

no, i don't think i could either - unless i didn't pat them and name them, and my kids were hungry for protein

they're too cute when they eat carrots ;)

Comment by Shirley on August 15, 2011 at 8:08
I have heard that people eat them, I honestly don't think I could bring myself to do that, I don't think there would be much meat on them anyway.
Comment by Scarlett on August 14, 2011 at 21:22
you know South and Central Americans keep guinea pigs as kitchen pets - they eat the scraps from off the dirt floor, and when they get too numerous the extras end up in the cook pot!
Comment by Scarlett on August 14, 2011 at 21:17
we just got some. def. buy a hutch via ebay, not a pet shop!
Comment by Lyn Buffett on August 1, 2011 at 15:08
Oh they are very cute!  I love their names too! 
Comment by Donna on August 1, 2011 at 11:38
How cool!  My son *really* wants a guinea pig, I'm still thinking about it... but then such a softie if I ever stumbled across them they'd be on their way home with us :)  I ended up with baby quails a few weeks ago because 'they are so cute'...

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