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Little Mo by ginas-cakes Little Mo by ginas-cakes
First of all, I hope everyone had a well deserved rested Christmas and New Year. I spent alot of my time in the kitchen, but was made alot less lonely by this little fellow...:aww:
To cut a long story short, we bought 2 guinea pigs for the kids, and one of them passed away in November. I had grown more attached to him than I thought, and was quite tearful. We bring the hutch inside over the winter, and George who was left looked really lonely... he just sat there, as quiet as a mouse. One of my girls :iconmrs-yum-yums: asked if we could get some more to keep him company, so she went to the pet shop with her Dad Christmas Eve, picked out another 2, and one of them was for me....:love:

NOTE - broccoli should only be given to guinea pigs in moderation
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spyroatwarfang Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you have such a cute guinea pig!!! i have some too^^
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou ^^
...guinea pigs are adorable. Have you got any photo's of yours in your gallery? I didn't see any but I might have missed them.
spyroatwarfang Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No not yet but I will start uploading^^
menotmyselfori Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Aww! He's adorable :) I'm sorry for your loss of a guinea pig, but congratulate you on having three now! This one's a cutie :) Have you named him yet? (And he looks like he's really enjoying that broccoli)
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou.....these 3 keep me busy and are a nice distraction. I share the care of them with my two girls, but now they are back at school and have home-work, I tend to be the one doing the cleaning ^^

I've named him Mo or Moe...I don't know which way to spell it.
He does love broccoli, but as I was told in a comment, he's not to have too much of it, so it was more to get him to sit still while I took the photo..:)
menotmyselfori Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Aww :)
Pinkflame18 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Just so everyone knows...

Broccoli is really BAD for guinea pigs. While it won't kill them, they have problems digesting it, it gives them gas (which is hard for them to release from inside their tiny bodies), and also it makes them bloat...

Random comment, but still...
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just so you know......broccoli isn't bad for them in most things they eat.
Here is a list from a guinea pig website:

They can eat:

Red Pepper (or green/yellow pepper. Red has the highest vitamin C concentration)
• Carrots - both the root and the green tops are perfectly safe for your guinea pig.
• Apples - just make sure they don't have any seeds.
• Oranges
• Leafy greens like red lettuce, romaine, Boston lettuce, (be sure to feed leafy vegetables in moderation to avoid diarrhea, and feed spinach a bit sparingly to avoid potential kidney problems.)
• Cucumbers
• Broccoli (in moderation since it can be gassy and cause a gas pain)
• Green beans
• Grapes
• Bananas
• Dandelion Greens
• spinach (in moderation)
• cherry tomatoes (in moderation)
• cilantro
• parsley - either curly or flat. They love it and it smells delicious when you're tearing some sprigs off the bunch to give it to them.

This is what the site say that they cannot eat:

The following is a list of food items your guinea pig should NOT eat.
• Iceberg lettuce - this won't kill your guinea pig if you give him or her a little piece, but it has virtually no nutritional value, is quite fibrous and watery. It's been known to give guinea pigs diarrhea. With the great selection of other more leafy, dark lettuces available, just avoid this one and go with one of the others.
• Any type of cabbage - like iceberg lettuce, a small piece is not likely to severely harm or kill your guinea pig, but it's very gassy and not good for their little systems. Stay away from it if you can.
• Cauliflower - also very gas-producing. Again, not poisonous.
• Potato peelings - not that this would be something you'd be likely to give your piggie anyway, but toxins can exist in potato skins, particularly if they've begun to turn green, and they can be poisonous. Just toss them in your garbage disposal or trash instead of your piggie.
• Raw beans (this doesn't mean green beans. This means things like raw, hard kidney beans, split peas, pinto beans, etc.)
• Shelled nuts or seeds, particularly things like sunflower seeds or 'bird seed' type mixes, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, etc.
• Rhubarb - the leaves of the rhubarb plant are poisonous, and the stalks are very, very sour.
• Any type of meat.
• Dairy Products - while many stores will offer 'yogurt drops' and other 'treats', dairy is not healthy to feed your guinea pig and can actually cause problems. Feed natural treats like veggies instead of store brand treats. It's less expensive and your piggie will be much happier.
• Chocolate, coffee or other caffeine-containing products.
• Alcohol (this should go without saying!!)
• hamster food, gerbil food, rabbit food, or any other non-guinea pig food.
• corn kernels. Popcorn isn't a very good idea either. Guinea pigs choke easily and think of how easy it is for us humans to get popcorn kernels stuck in our mouths and throats!
• sugary foods like donuts, candy, or soda
• Ice cream.
• Any processed or fried foods that you would eat, including potato chips/nachos or french fries.
• Cheese
• anything spicy. jalapeno peppers, anything with cinnamon, etc.

We have had many guinea, and have been given different advice from pet shops, so we stick to the moderation rule with whatever we feed them.

Thankyou for your comment......I know it is out of concern.
Pinkflame18 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Whats funny is that my mom used to have a guinea pig and if it didn't have it's teaspoon of coffee in the morning it complained all day lol.
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's hard keeping up with what guinea pigs can and can't eat. Looking down the list of what they can have......there are only abot 3 things thay actually will eat.^^
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