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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 1st, 2014 7:07pm (Aug 1st 2014)
     
    You have to keep him, Red; nobody else would be as patient with such a shy chap. If anyone can bring him round, you can. And a tame mate might help a lot.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 1st, 2014 10:25pm (Aug 1st 2014)
     
    It's heartbreaking when they're so scared isn't it. I've no idea how to train a piggie but as CC says, if anyone can do it you can. And even if you can't, you'll still give him a good and loving home.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd, 2014 11:29am (Aug 2nd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks for the lovely comments guys :bigsmile: CC if we did rehome him it would have to be to a very special home with no children and experienced piggle owners...but it's more likely he has already found his forever home and we've done it again! :001_rolleyes:

    I saw Chinny lounging (in his hide of course) for the first time yesterday, he was sprawled on the floor with his legs kicked out! Plus when I gave him some dried grasses he snuck out of his hide and to the food bowl whilst I was in the room!! Other side of the room, but still!

    All I've been doing so far is talking to him calmly whenever I'm about and trying to keep my interactions positive (feeding, giving veggies and hay etc). I feel like every clean out day he's so traumatised it pushes him back a few steps :sad: I've still not heard him make a noise other than shrieking occasionally...no excited 'oooh veggies are coming' squeaks, nothing :sad:

    I've been looking for young male guinea pigs up for adoption, but there aren't any in our area (well there's a pair of 10 week old male pigs, but they want them rehomed together - we really only have room in the 140 for two piggles - and after quarantine they might be too old to intro successfully).

    My favouritest ever pet shop ( :tooth: ) has 7 week old male Abyssinian guinea pigs in. I love Abyssinian guinea pigs :smile: We're going in today. We talked about intro'ing a male to a younger male on the phone, and as she handles the piggles daily she said she has a few picked out temperament wise that might fit in better. So yeah...we're off in for a chat and to see the cute little boogers, and see what we think ;)

    I'm hoping if we did pick one up the intro's would go well with no fighting. It'd be when the little one hit adolescence (around 4 months I think) that problems could arise I believe, so I do hope it all goes well...if we brought another piggle to Chinny and they ended up fighting in a few months' time and one of them was injured I'd feel so guilty :/
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2014 5:32pm (Aug 11th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Pics of Lemon and Chin...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 11th, 2014 7:52pm (Aug 11th 2014)
     
    They look very happy Red! Seems like Lemon is going to bring Chinny out of himself, fingers crossed.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2014 8:56am (Aug 13th 2014)
     
    Is he calming down, Red? He looks happy there.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2014 7:59pm (Aug 13th 2014)
     
    Your piggies look so cute..Lemon is darling! I hope all will go well and they we get along. :heart:
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd, 2014 11:49am (Sep 2nd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Worst. Pet. Ever. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd, 2014 3:43pm (Sep 2nd 2014)
     
    Posted By: neilWorst. Pet. Ever.


    No, it could be a lot worse, like a premenstrual hornet or a scorpion with Issues. Be positive!:face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 10th, 2014 2:24pm (Sep 10th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: neilWorst. Pet. Ever.


    Hahahahaha!

    Both piggles are doing really well together. There isn't much snuggling, but there was virtually no fighting...and now whenever we walk past their home we get two piggles screaming at us for veggies! :tooth:

    Chinny is actually a really vocal guinea pig now. Lemon has pretty much tripled in size since we brought him home and is almost as big as Chinchou. I have pics somewhere so shall get them up at some point :smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 12th, 2014 7:45am (Sep 12th 2014)
     
    Can't wait to see the pictures of the piggies, Red..I'm sure they have gotten big by now.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 15th, 2014 6:16pm (Sep 15th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    As promised some piggle photos :)

    As you can see, in practically all of them they are eating!! :rolling:

    The last one of Chinny shows quite how brave he is now; he will sit out in his cage wheeping at me until I feed him! Oddly enough Lemon is the scaredy-pig now, Chinchou's confidence rocketed once we added him a friend.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 15th, 2014 6:37pm (Sep 15th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    And me and Lyle have taken up a new hobby, soap carving! Lyle discovered it online and decided we should try it out. I was dubious at first, but it's actually really fun!

    The piece on its own is supposed to be a chess piece :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 15th, 2014 8:02pm (Sep 15th 2014)
     
    You're both really good at that! Have to remember not to put your fingers near your mouth while you do it (yeuk!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 16th, 2014 5:04pm (Sep 16th 2014)
     
    Hoo, yuk, you're right Kate! They're excellent, Red. If you lived here I'd suggest carving chalk next. And then the hard stuff!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 16th, 2014 10:41pm (Sep 16th 2014)
     
    Isn't soap what 'proper' carvers use to train/practice on? Suppose it's cheaper than your finest wood or stone!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2014 4:22pm (Sep 17th 2014)
     
    Round here there's so much chalk we use that. Soapstone is a good next step!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeSep 17th, 2014 11:53pm (Sep 17th 2014)
     
    Those are cool carvings, Red. You and Lyle have a lot of talent! :clap:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 19th, 2014 10:47pm (Sep 19th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you! :blush: CC I think I'd better stick to soap, I cut my palm open today soap carving...I'm so accident prone :rolling: I love it though...made a couple of 'soap fingers' today complete with knuckles and finger nails :bigsmile:

    Kate I always forget and rub my eyes whilst carving = owww!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 20th, 2014 3:34pm (Sep 20th 2014)
     
    Latex gloves! It'll still hurt to rub your eyes whilst carving but you'll be all right afterwards. Or chalk or soapstone won't make your eyes sore...:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd, 2014 5:16pm (Sep 23rd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh, great idea! :) How would you get chalk to carve CC, where could we buy it from?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd, 2014 6:14pm (Sep 23rd 2014)
     
    I don't know; the Chilterns are made of it! Is there a chalky area up near you?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd, 2014 6:24pm (Sep 23rd 2014)
     
    There's a Youtube vid of someone carving a stick of blackboard chalk into a snake!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 24th, 2014 5:32pm (Sep 24th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's awesome! I don't think we have a chalky area...I'll have to get looking. I've seen extra-large sticks of chalk sold in shops, that's probably work really well :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 25th, 2014 3:45pm (Sep 25th 2014)
     
    Sort of thing you might find in the pound shops too.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 27th, 2014 1:02am (Sep 27th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oooh, true! Darn-nit we were near a pound shop yesterday, will have to wait a while now... :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 28th, 2014 12:55pm (Sep 28th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Noah in their sleeping area :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd, 2014 10:54pm (Oct 2nd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :rolling: Just stumbled across a photo that is years old, of a Birthday cake I baked for my dad :rolling:

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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd, 2014 6:07pm (Oct 3rd 2014)
     
    Brilliant! Splendid likeness...:D
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 4th, 2014 3:46am (Oct 4th 2014)
     
    Great looking cake, Red.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 4th, 2014 7:21pm (Oct 4th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha, I seem to recall he wasn't very impressed with it... :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 6th, 2014 9:21pm (Oct 6th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I may very easily fit in Kasper's new crate... :bigsmile:

    This was whilst cleaning it yesterday - excuse the PJ's!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 8th, 2014 3:56pm (Oct 8th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Cleaned the finches today and added a new perch. We gave them a nest about a week ago because they love gathering nesting materiel...they are terrified of it, still! :rolling:

    So we added two perches under their favourite perch; they always take the nesting material to their favourite perch, so we thought adding two perches underneath might catch it and make them able to actually build a nest...nope, they're scared of their favourite perch now!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 8th, 2014 5:59pm (Oct 8th 2014)
     
    I'm sure they'll get the hang of it, Red.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 8th, 2014 8:18pm (Oct 8th 2014)
     
    These little birds don't like change..giving ours anything new would throw them into a panic. They always thought we were trying to kill them. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 9th, 2014 9:18pm (Oct 9th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I hope so CC :)

    Lynn, that's what they certainly seem to think! They spent last night on the roof of their nest - that is where they chose to sleep!! Hopefully they will get over their fear of their favourite perch soon :P
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 10th, 2014 7:49pm (Oct 10th 2014)
     
    They will get use to it in time, Red..it just takes a little time.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2014 1:25pm (Oct 11th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Well they've started building a nest ON TOP OF THE SHOP-BOUGHT NEST!! :rolling: Go figure...

    It's the worst nest I've ever seen too; shabby bits of toilet roll and coco fibre piled on top of each other...it's literally falling apart :tooth:
    Ah well, they're having fun :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2014 1:32pm (Oct 11th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh I have to share this pic of Chinny too - I get greeted by this cheeky face every time I open the cage!! :smile:

    Bit of a difference from the GP who hid under a tunnel and never made a peep, huh?!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2014 6:31pm (Oct 11th 2014)
     
    You're not really very good at rolling yer own fags, are you Red? :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2014 9:52pm (Oct 11th 2014)
     
    But we can tell when she's been handed a good-un!
    :sun: :chillpill:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 12th, 2014 3:35pm (Oct 12th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Considering I've never smoked in my life I don't suppose I would be! :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2014 12:56am (Oct 13th 2014)
     
    I love Chinny's little face, Red. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2014 12:38pm (Oct 13th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    He's gorgeous isn't he :tooth: He's so cheeky though, if I leave the bag of food overhanging into their cage as I fill up the bowls, Chinny will run over and start trying to chew through the plastic!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2014 2:23pm (Oct 13th 2014)
     
    Obviously bright as well! Amazing how much he's relaxed, isn't it?
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2014 3:42pm (Oct 13th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chickenBrilliant! Splendid likeness...:D


    Whoah whoah whoah!! I just noticed this. ;-)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 13th, 2014 4:17pm (Oct 13th 2014)
     
    True though, innit? :face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2014 3:33pm (Oct 14th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 14th, 2014 7:50pm (Oct 14th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Took some beautiful photos from a glorious walk with the doodle dog today...I especially love the first one!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2014 3:54pm (Oct 15th 2014)
     
    You should make 'em into postcards, Red!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2014 7:12pm (Oct 15th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks, although it's very rare I take a photo that good! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2014 4:00pm (Oct 17th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lookie what a certain someone got me, he came back with it after dog walking, an early Birthday present!! :woohoo::yay_jump:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2014 4:02pm (Oct 17th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh, and this is his food bowl :D
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2014 5:33pm (Oct 17th 2014)
     
    I hope you have a comfy shed because there won't be any room for you two in the house soon! :D Has he got a name yet? What breed is he? I love the feed bowl:face-monkey:...do they do a chicken-size one?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2014 6:10pm (Oct 17th 2014)
     
    Beautiful pictures, Red. You always take wonderful pictures..I love them. Your new kid is a doll and that feed dish is fantastic!!! :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2014 8:29pm (Oct 17th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha! His name is Puj (Lyle hates his name, but he'll get used to it!) and he's a long-haired Syrian hamster. He has the most beautiful colouring, and is my first ever long-haired hamster!

    Thanks Lynn :blush:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 20th, 2014 9:29am (Oct 20th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    My nana may have bought me the best onesie ever...just saying.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 20th, 2014 3:49pm (Oct 20th 2014)
     
    They're not all locked up yet...:rolling: Are you wearing it to walk the dogs?:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2014 11:01am (Oct 21st 2014)
     
    I love your new onesie Red!! It's awesome.:045:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2014 2:11pm (Oct 23rd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ha, no CC!! Kasper already got ridiculously excited when I put it on :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2014 3:03pm (Oct 23rd 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh also, I appear to have accidentally trained Puj to sit on the top floor corner of his cage :rolling:

    When I give him a treat I softly call his name, and he comes running...well, it's always in that corner, so now he just sits there waiting!! And obviously that's incredibly cute so he always gets a treat or two extra :001_rolleyes:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2014 5:20pm (Oct 23rd 2014)
     
    Posted By: Red I appear to have accidentally trained Puj to sit on the top floor corner of his cage


    I think what you mean is 'Puj seems to have successfully trained me to give him treats when he sits on the top floor corner of his cage..' :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2014 9:11pm (Oct 23rd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :rolling::rofl::yay_jump::001_tt2:

    Too true!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 26th, 2014 11:54am (Oct 26th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Fish pics!

    We stupidly bought a dozen large rocks, thinking they would cover the bottom of the pond...they didn't even come close! I want to buy some live plants to provide stimulation and cover for the fish too, but have no idea where to start looking or which plants would be good...need to get researching, if anyone has any experience please share! :smile:

    The two goldfish are called Barry and Slacking (as in No Slacking, from Chucklevision :rolling: ) and the two smaller comets are called Buffy and Sabrina...so we have Barry & Buffy and Slacking & Sabrina!
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 28th, 2014 1:20am (Oct 28th 2014)
     
    Red, since Winter is coming on, I'd get some silk or plastic plants that float on the surface for Winter and then in the Spring (after all danger of frost is gone) buy live ones. If you want to give them something live to eat, drop some small pieces of lettuce in for them to nibble on.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 28th, 2014 2:25pm (Oct 28th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh that's a great idea Lynn, I hadn't thought about plastic plants at all! :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 30th, 2014 5:52pm (Oct 30th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Some random photos that don't fit anywhere else.

    Lacy has moved into her retirement home now, it's smaller and all one level (yes, one of those cages are sold for Syrian hamsters, not even connected to others!!). She's an old, old girl and a lone mousie so we've moved her in a busier room where she will get more attention, and more treats, too.

    Second batch, Lyle fell over on a dog walk :rolling: This greatly excited Zoey, who dived into the mud with him and proceeded to leap all over him!!! :rolling:

    And finally, a really poor photo of a robin on our fence today :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 30th, 2014 7:28pm (Oct 30th 2014)
     
    Poor Lyle...still, mud's good for the skin...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2014 11:57am (Oct 31st 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah well, he'll have some VERY healthy looking skin then! :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2014 12:12am (Nov 2nd 2014)
     
    Poor Lyle, all that mud..but I'm glad to hear that Zoey "helped" him when he was down, what a good girl..LOL:rollonfloorlaughing:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2014 2:33pm (Nov 2nd 2014)
     
    Second only to mud in being good for the complexion - dogspit!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2014 7:19pm (Nov 3rd 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh Lynn it was so funny with Zoey leaping all over and chewing on him - I couldn't help for laughing!!


    Posted By: chief chickenSecond only to mud in being good for the complexion - dogspit!


    Well we get plenty of that round here from Zoey too!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2014 6:07pm (Nov 6th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Breaking news; the finches have started using their nest!!! :face-monkey:

    I've no idea why after about a month they've decided to start using it, but oh well, I'm just pleased they are! Here's Miguel getting ready to leave it:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2014 6:08pm (Nov 6th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    They look absolutely adorable nestled in side by side with their heads peeking out! If I could get a photo without disturbing them I would, but they don't like the auto-focus or flash on my camera...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2014 6:29pm (Nov 6th 2014)
     
    Just took them a while to get used to it, I suppose. Got the hang of it now though by the look of it!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2014 6:35pm (Nov 6th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yes, they love it :) Keep thinking the cage is empty and panicking though because I'm not used to them going in there!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2014 7:11am (Nov 10th 2014)
     
    I'm glad the little finches finally like their nest and are using it, Red. They look so cute with their heads sticking out of it.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2014 6:00pm (Nov 10th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yes, they spend all night sleeping in it now! :) I've no idea how to clean it though, or will I have to buy another and replace in a week or so's time?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2014 6:49pm (Nov 10th 2014)
     
    You have to put curlers in your hair and a scarf over them, wear an overall and buy a tiny tiny hoover...:tooth:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 12th, 2014 6:36pm (Nov 12th 2014) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The new dog walking bag arrived today - it's HUGE!

    It's not as colourful as my old bag, but much more practical. It has side pockets for a bottle of water and way more pockets in general so I can split things up easier. It's also big enough in the main pocket to carry two spare leads and a spare collar & harness for each pup...not including muzzles, baby socks (for bandages), poo bags, hand sanitiser and treats in other pockets - that's a LOT of equipment, and it all easily fits!
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 12th, 2014 7:39pm (Nov 12th 2014)
     
    I like your new dog walking bag, Red. Don't over load it so you give yourself a backache walking around. :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 13th, 2014 11:28am (Nov 13th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha, that's very true! Thankfully most things I'm carrying are pretty light, but I won't be adding anymore!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 13th, 2014 4:26pm (Nov 13th 2014)
     
    You could carry both DOGS in that!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 13th, 2014 10:35pm (Nov 13th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :rolling: Well Zoey would definitely fit...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 14th, 2014 7:30am (Nov 14th 2014)
     
    Zoey would look cute in that bag.:rollonfloorlaughing:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 14th, 2014 4:55pm (Nov 14th 2014)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Haha I'm thinking about buying her a coat and counter conditioning her to wearing it...it would take aaaages as she HATES wearing things, but it'd come in useful for as she ages. She doesn't need to wear a coat in winter now, but might as she gets older.

    I'm thinking about this one, so much d'awww! :tooth:

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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 14th, 2014 5:10pm (Nov 14th 2014) edited
     

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    Also, we picked up the meecer babies today :)

    Say hi to Lorri (black, white and beige belly!) and Hattie (brown and white)
    They would have gotten on so well with Lacy, they're so sweet :(

    They're practically tame already. Lorri is slightly more nervous than Hattie, but is still comfortable being handled, she just doesn't like the initial picking up! Hattie is tiiiiny, she's the same age as Lorri but almost half the size! You can see the size difference compared to the food bowl in the first few pics.

    I only got a few pics as I didn't want to stress them out on move-in day.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 14th, 2014 5:34pm (Nov 14th 2014)
     
    I remember an RSPCA lady saying to me (re picking up rabbits) 'Well YOU wouldn't like being picked up by giant hands and put on the top of a double decker bus, would you?'. Put it into perspective a bit...and for a mose it's probably like being swept up to the top of Big Ben!:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 15th, 2014 6:14pm (Nov 15th 2014) edited
     

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    Yeah, I'll probably just pick them up via a loo roll tube until they're super confident...that's how I usually catch my rodies anyway :smile:

    Hattie loves the millet, she's quite obsessed with it! It took Lorri about 8 hours to figure out how to use the tubes in the cage (which are massive for mice :P ), but I wasn't too worried as we put them on the top level to start with, where all the food / water / bedding is. They've both got the hang of it now though and are whizzing up and down! :smile:

    May have bought this for them today too :001_rolleyes:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 15th, 2014 6:16pm (Nov 15th 2014) edited
     

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    Oh, and Puj's new abode. He's in the Kios, which is a nice roomy cage.

    Are there enough things for him to do in there? He is the laziest hamster ever though... :rolling:

    (also the huge gap by the wheel is where his food bowl lives!)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 20th, 2014 8:25pm (Nov 20th 2014) edited
     

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    The girls sleep separately, it's so weird...I've never known mice not to sleep together before, and I'm pretty certain they were in a nest together at the shop. But nope, Lorri sleeps on the top level and Hattie sleeps in this huge home-made nest on the bottom...she has taken ALL the bedding and made a nest that is about 4 inches high and the width of the cage :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 20th, 2014 9:09pm (Nov 20th 2014)
     
    They need their own space...especially with one spreading out to fit all the available space!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 21st, 2014 6:15pm (Nov 21st 2014)
     

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    I semi-destroyed the huge nest (sorry girls!) so that there was substrate on the base again, and now Hattie is sulking and refuses to use it :rolling: So they're both up top now! :smile:
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    • CommentTimeNov 22nd, 2014 8:58pm (Nov 22nd 2014)
     
    They clearly had a dispute over the sleeping arrangements, and Hattie apparently won by the size of her bed.:rollonfloorlaughing:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd, 2014 9:30pm (Nov 23rd 2014)
     

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    Ha! I wish our bed was that big compared to our size, we'd definitely be able to have both dogs sleep with us then...

    I destroyed the huge nest, and it's back already...I think they're sharing it now though :P
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 24th, 2014 4:13pm (Nov 24th 2014)
     
    That's a bit more sociable!
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    • CommentTimeNov 25th, 2014 12:57am (Nov 25th 2014)
     
    I hope they are sharing it now, Red...only one messy spot to clean up then. (yeah, right)LOL
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 25th, 2014 4:25pm (Nov 25th 2014) edited
     

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    Well guess which little sod I found sat chomping on my white chocolate and raspberry muffin last night?! :rolling:

    Oh Hattie, you little midget mouse!

    So, into the RUB they went. It's too small to be a permanent home (the floor is larger than the base of their old cage, but there's no wheel or extra levels) but we have a Habitrail Ovo Loft on the way - I am SO excited! I've wanted one of these since I discovered the Ovo series; it's much larger, far better ventilation and has great access compared to the orbs. But it was also way too expensive!

    We found one for £32 including delivery - done!

    Can't wait for it to get here :crazy:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 25th, 2014 4:28pm (Nov 25th 2014)
     

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    Posted By: LynnWI hope they are sharing it now, Red...only one messy spot to clean up then. (yeah, right)LOL


    Haha, I used to think mice were fairly clean compared to other rodents until these two - they get food everywhere, poop everywhere, nesting everywhere... *rolls eyes*
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 26th, 2014 3:00pm (Nov 26th 2014)
     
    How did she wangle your muffin, Red? Did she pinch it?:face-smile: