If you follow me on Instagram or have been reading my blog for a while you will know much I love my guinea pigs. Well not too long ago, Nick and I visited the pet shop for supplies and fell head over heels for Smokey and Whisky. There was no way we were going to leave the shop without them, even though I was trying to convince us both that 7 pets (as we also have a hamster) in one flat, is a bit excessive – but who was I kidding? They were coming home with us.
Smokey and Whisky are settling in our home nicely. They’re about 15 weeks old and are half of the size of an adult guinea pig. They’re both Abyssinian (like Tufty) and are covered in tufts of very soft hair. Smokey has dark hair on his face and shoulders, but his back is covered in ginger, and lighter toned hair that looks almost grey, which is why we called him Smokey. I don’t know if you can see from the photos but he has like 3-4 white hairs on his forehead and it’s so cute! Whisky is the tri-coloured piggy, and he has such an adorable face. Just look at it! Whisky has already decided that his favourite spot in their cage is sitting on top of the hut – whenever I go in to see them he’s sitting up there, like he’s the king of the castle. I am really excited to get to know more of their personalities with time and as they grow older.
At the weekend I took all 6 piggies to my parents for an afternoon so they could have some floor time in the garden. Smokey and Whisky weren’t sure of what to think of it at first but they were soon munching away at the grass. They also met Sooty and Dusty for the first time and they all got on happily which was lovely. We’ll slowely introduce them to Rusty and Tufty too. 7 might seem like a lot of pets, but they bring us both so much joy, I wouldn’t change them for the world!
Have you ever been to the pet shop and just had to take a pet (or 2) home?
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