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||Charlie: Charlie had a hard start in life as her previous owners let her get
pregnant at only a couple of months old. She and her sister Fred came
from a very inbred situation so we were relieved when she had three
gorgeous and healthy babies (Tefal, Ziggy and Chas - who all stayed with
me). After that, she definitely started moving around a bit quicker!
She's still the laziest of the bunch though, she ambles around the house
happily, but food is the only thing that makes this girl gallop! Charlie
is very cuddly, especially if you have the veggie treats handy. She's
very laid back with the other pigs and has no interest in bossing anyone
else around so long as they don't pinch her food!
Fred is a real feisty little character and she rules the herd with ease.
She knows exactly what she wants and can't abide time wasters. Whether
someone is stroking her fur slightly in the wrong direction, or taking
too long to chop up her veggies and get them in the bowl, or another pig
is in the box she wants to go in or hogging the best looking bit of
carrot, she will let you know with a frustrated chunter! Do as she
says though and she's putty in your hands. Fred is a real performer -
she knows how to manipulate people in to giving her veggies and boy does
she use it! She came from the same place as Charlie (they are sisters)
so was very lucky to escape pregnancy.
||Bob: Bob came to me from my friend's guinea pig rescue. She'd been rejected
by her previous owners on account of her feet not being perfectly formed
although she can still run around completely normally. Bob hadn't been
handled much, so it was a challenge to bring her out of her shell and
convince her we were really quite nice people if she trusted us. And
soon enough she was cautiously free-ranging with the others, taking
veggies from our hands, and even launching an attack to claim the
position of top pig (which she lost - Fred was outraged and asserted her
authority for a while after!). Bob's a very noisy pig and chunters her
way around the cage and house - she's a real sweetie!
Pictures and text by Treen