Saturday, January 28, 2012

Little Roo

For the holidays, I opened my home and heart to a new critter.  Roo the little guinea piggy!  When picking out a piggy, my boyfriend and I noticed one little active pig running around the cage.  Out of all the piggies, Roo was the one that was nipping and biting all the rest.  The other piggies weren't even doing anything that deserved a bite.  They simply would pass by her and she would attack them.  At first, we were worried she was a bit too aggressive but as soon as we picked her up we knew she was the one for us!  What can I say?  I like crazy little animals!

It is recommended to get guinea pigs in pairs since they are social animals, however we decided not to get a friend for Roo since she is so aggressive.  We've had Roo for about a month and she has adjusted well.  Almost too well!  She was pretty shy at first but it looks like she has gotten comfortable.  Now we are the ones being bitten :(  I'm not so sure what to do with her in terms of discipline since she's so tiny...I am just hoping it's an adolescence thing and she will grow out of it. We've even gotten her chew toys to help break the biting.

Roo's favorite thing to do is to run up my body and perch on my shoulder like a little piggy parrot.  It's pretty funny to watch, because she will crawl in lightning speed until she gets to my shoulder.

As you may know, I have a cat.  He has been pretty good with her.  In fact, he wants nothing to do with her.  If we have Roo out, he will run in the opposite direction like a coward.   It was only recently that he has begun to stare at the cage in wonder.  Something tells me he may begin to get more curious about her. 

1 comment:

~Sugarsheen~ said...

So cute! She looks like a sweetheart, and hopefully she'll settle down to no biting!