Daily Archives: June 25, 2012


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We have a boy not a girl… 3

You might remember about a month ago i adopted an adorable old girl guinea pig, Dotty. Well as she settled in her behavior became a bit territorial so I started to doubt little Dotty’s gender… Then hubby made a comment about it too. So I checked a few pet websites and had to have a very close look at Dotty to verify, but Dotty is definitely a lad. Good thing we didn’t have another piggy at home really! I advise anyone getting a guinea pig from a friend or pet shop to googling for information on the differences between male and female guinea pigs or cavies as the Americans seem to refer to them. The problem with piggies of both sexes is their bits are concealed and both have nipples too so both appear female on first inspection. In case you were wondering HE is doing fine, and here he […]


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Jenny suddenly likes bird watching 5

Little Jen has decided he likes the birds. We regularly feed them bread etc, and we have a feeder spike with seeds and peanuts on just out of cats reach. Jenny has realised that one young blackbird is less afraid of him than other birds are. This blackbird allows him to get as near as about 5 feet away! Other slightly trusting locals are a mother great tit (we think its the one that nests in our guttering), and a starling. Here are some photos of Jenny trying to sneak up on his feathered friends. In one you can see the blackbird in flight by the street light. In another look at the top of the feeder spike, Jenny’s friend is perched there very close to him.  Here he is waiting…  Checking in the tree, you never know?! Look just by the lamp post bulb His friendy is […]