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Posted by Leila_Jimena (U15446111) on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012
My daughter , who has always loved Guinea Pigs , has asked me to make sure that you are aware that Guinea Pigs are gregarious social animals .A guinea pig can develop abnormal behaviour and may suffer if he/she is left without company and has nothing to do for long periods of time.
I'm sure you will have researched the animals fully ; can I assure her that this point will be covered in the storyline in due course ?
Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012
They are already taking advice from Saturday Kitchen.
Posted by susukifluff (U14853012) on Wednesday, 3rd October 2012
Absolutely agree! Guinea pigs need to be with other G.P.s.
Although, to be fair, my very first G.P. (when I was aged about 6 or 7) lived on its own and was the longest survivor of my (probably) 7 or 8 subsequent g.p.s
You do, of course, have to be careful of the couple you might buy. I bought one many years ago for my young daughters and ...trailing down in the morning in my dressing gown to have that essential cup of coffee said a polite 'good morning' to the one g.p.
Came down 20 minutes later - fully dressed - and there were two! Sort of buy one get one free.
Apparently they are very difficult to sex when they are young; but this doesn't seem to stop them having sex when they are young, if you know what I mean.
So..new baby g.p. suddenly sprung upon us. The disturbing thing was that this 'puppy' as you call baby g.p.s very soon started to take a keen interest in his mother.
Steep learning curve for my two young daughters!
Posted by mike (U14258103) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
I dare say George's guinea pig is the Kirtsy/ Fallon of the animal world (long series of unsuitable partners and ends up settling for the single lifestyle).
Posted by Reggie Trentham (U2746099) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
The way things are at Rickyard Cottage I wouldn't be surprised to see it end up in the microwave.
Posted by Spartacus (U38364) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
Ed already said "it'll probably taste better than fish paste".
Posted by Almond_Aire (U2259917) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
I remember once seeing a copy of a Peruvian picture of Jesus at a table with a cooked guinea pig on his plate ready to be eaten.
If it's good enough for him...
Posted by rick_yard_withdrawn (U14573092) on Wednesday, 17th October 2012
I dare say George's guinea pig is the Kirtsy/ Fallon of the animal world (long series of unsuitable partners and ends up settling for the single lifestyle). Are you saying the guinea-pig (should that be with a capital G btw, as it's from a proper noun?) is another of Tom Archer's cast-offs? Must have happened when I was off the scene at some point....
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