Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Meet My New Guineapig, Dewy

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I have always wanted to own Guineapigs ever since I moved into my own place, but could not really afford the expense at the start. When I first moved out, I rehomed and adopted a Syrian hamster called Bob, who is my original dude and always will be. But, I also wanted to be a Guineapig mum, as well as a hamster mum. If it was down to me, I would own all the animals in the world. I have always said when I win the lottery, I am going to build and open my own rescue centre for animals of all kinds.

My original plan was to adopt two Guineapigs of the same sex, as they do better in pairs or groups than they do individually. I had already thought of their names, which were going to be Gin & Tonic, I had everything planned out for when I was ready to get them and bring them into their new home. My friend had also purchased a hutch for the outside, for when the Guineapigs came home and had somewhere to go in the backgarden, as there is no grass and would be perfect for the summertime and can spend some time outside in the fresh air.

I had received a message off one of my friends asking if I could do them a massive favour. She had explained that one of her Guineapigs had got a little aggressive with another one of her Guineapigs and said that she couldn't keep them housed together any longer. She asked if I was willing to take in the Guineapig, as he would have nowhere else to go and she did not want to run the risk of him doing it to another one of her Guineapigs. Of which I said was absolutely fine, as I knew she would have the cage and everything to go with the Guineapig so he could be set up properly in my home. All I needed to do was purchase some hay and some food to feed him with.

So my friend took me to go pick up my new Guineapig who is infact called Dewy, he is an Agoiti and he is 1 years old. I researched the breed before picking him up and they apparently have a life span of 7 - 10 years old, so he's going to be my pal for a while! He was a bit skittish at first being with someone he has only just met and being in a brand new environment, it was to be expected. He had to have time to get used to his surroundings and his brand new pals, two rabbits and a hamster!

Dewy enjoys the company of one of the rabbits, they are now the best of friends! The other rabbit is more alpha and enjoys his own company, so we leave him to it. I also soon  found out that Dewy does not like my hamster either, but they do say not to mixed species. Luckily one of the rabbits get on very well with him, so he is not sure of friends. It has been a month since I rehomed Dewy and he's definitely a lot better than he was, he's wheeking a lot more and has started to 'popcorn' which is Guineapigs version of doing a binky or happy jump.

I am definitely very happy that I've now got Dewy in my life :)

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  1. He's adorable! He looks really similar to what my guinea pig Einstein used to look like x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. He is so cute bless him! Guineapigs are really the best aren't they? Einstein is a super cool name! x

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  2. I love it when bunnies do their happy jumps - I had no idea that guineas do it too, how cute! Hamsters can be a bit funny with other animals (we had to separate our dwarf ones and the aggressive one didn't like my housemates rats or our bunny), so I'm not too surprised he didn;t get on with Dewy. It's so good that him and the bunny get on though!

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. My friends bunnies are always binkying, it's so cute! I didn't realise Guineapigs did it either until the other day when I saw him do a little jump and I googled it and it is known as popcorning! Dewy hissed at the hamster, grumpy thing haha.

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  3. He is really cute! Is it weird that guinea pigs kind of freak me out though haha? I love looking at them but can't hold them for some reason - I'm a strange one!! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. He is! No, not at all. You're not going to get everyone to be a fan of every animal. My mum likes hamsters, she just won't hold them haha x

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  4. He's so cute!

    www.coleoftheball.com

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  5. Aww he's super cute - I have two guinea pigs, pip and pickle and I adore them!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Thank you :) awww they are the cutest little animals aren't they?! x

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