Meet the Cavies Review of May 2019

May 10th

Jasper and his friends all think it’s a good morning – I have been out foraging this morning for grass with a huge pair of wallpaper scissors. you can’t beat a bit of fresh grass to give the pigs for breakfast – lots of appreciative squeaks.

Grass is free and really good for them, just make sure its from a place that is not contaminated from road pollution or other animals.

May 11th

Congratulations Vogue and Kenzo – a lovely little teddy litter born 2 days ago – hoping they are all going to be ok – they are tiny – smallest is 47g and biggest is 60g. Mum is being attentive and they are feeding so hoping for best x

May 18th

Off to Devon County Show with some of our Piggies, hoping for some good results

https://www.devoncountyshow.co.uk/

May 21st

Bubbles my cleaning out supervisor kitten has dropped in to see what is going on – no resting on the job today with him watching.

May 30th

Our first ever satins were born yesterday – my sons little project – 2 satins and 2 saffron satin carriers – all boars but very cute. Mum and babies doing well. Hope to add more satins to the stud over the coming months and years. They fit in well with the creams.

Meet the Cavies Review of April 2019

April 11th

Really pleased with this little cream litter born on 9th. 3 strong babies, one of each colour and mum doing great job. White boar, cream sow and buff sow 

April 11th

As you know we visit care homes and use Guinea Pigs for pet therapy, here is a link to a news article.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6902707/Stroking-GUINEA-PIGS-helps-people-recover-catastrophic-brain-injuries.html

April 18th

Making most of sunshine to get pigs bathed for Saturday show and hutches disinfected with f10. Perfect weather for piggies to be out on lawn while their hutches dry

April 27th

Love the spring – half an hours weeding feeds the pigs – enough sticky weed in the garden picked to feed 60 pigs and a few dandelion for mums and babies

Baby Boom – Teddies and Chocolates

Baby boom – Ebony’s litter now 10 days old all chunky healthy little babies (cleaning out hutch hence they in box) and now first time mum Ava now given birth to 4 healthy huge pups (3 sows and a boar). Congrats Ava and Jasper.

The mummy pigs are doing well, feeding the babies and keeping them warm. Great to  see each ones character as they grow.

Archie and Ratatouille

Primary School Visit

The gentle giants aka Monster, Joey, Archie and Ratatouille visited local primary school today to teach the children about guinea pigs. After being hand fed a whole pepper each by the children they spent the afternoon relaxing on the grass enjoying the late summer sunshine – a surprise 20 degrees here

New hutches and a new shed

New Shed and Hutches

Thank you to my husband who has built me some amazing hutches, one more block to build and all the piggies will be safely installed in big shed for the winter. Happy pigs happy wife and least the kids will know where to find me.

The shed is a standard 8×12 ft shed from mole valley. We lined it with a breathable membrane, added a layer of foil / bubble insulation and then used 5mm plywood. So far the shed has been nice a warm for the piggies.

See the range of sheds from Mole Valley

guinea pig pens at real london show 2018

Real London Cavy Show 2018

Some pictures from Real London 2018 yesterday

We were thrilled to win 2 rosettes for best u5 months chocolate and best adult chocolate from English self cavy club – well done to “Waffle” and “Steve”.

It was the first time we have been to the show and be able to compete with some of the best guinea pig breeders in the country was a thrill. already looking forward to 2019 and planning the weekend away.