He only likes the leafy parts and doesn't eat the spines. I'm okay with that. Actually Mr. Bubbles doesn't eat that part either and neither does Dean. Sammy is the only one who does. Since BJ has started eating lettuce, he doesn't have much interest in celery anymore. I'm good with that too since lettuce is more nutritious for him. His hay intake is still strong and I've cut back slightly on the pellets. I'm going to try getting him to eat green peppers next. I'll take it slowly by giving him a little slice every day. If he takes to it, I'll give him more. I'll be happy because I won't have to use the vitamin C drops in his water anymore.
- Supporter 2016-2021
Good luck with that have tried all the traffic lights and have had no luck with my girls and after buying it for a month at a time for a few years found it a waste of money. The only one they showed slight interest was in the yellow one.I'm going to try getting him to eat green peppers next.
Glad BJ is still the hunter killing and consuming his natural enemy the nasty dreaded lettuce leaf. Keep on hunting BJ!
He's rolling right along now. He comes up to greet me now and if I don't pay attention to him immediately, he nibbles on the cage. It's heartwarming to see him become completely my guinea pig at last. It was a rough start having to give him oral medications and anti itch baths, but we're passed all that now. He even lets me pick him up without running from me.
- Supporter 2016-2021
He even lets me pick him up without running from me.
Jay does this with my husband. Makes me so jealous! So glad after all the hassles at the beginning he has settled in nicely! Glad too he feels so happy, chilled and right at home! You like my husband must have a magic touch. Good on ya BJ.
It was really heartwarming to see him do that. He snuggled into the blanket and enjoyed his carrot treat. He's been getting better and better about letting me pet him while he's in his cage, rub his chin and even pick him up lately. He is still nit picking at his veggies, but he has eaten more of them the past week. I really don't worry about his diet, but it's good to see him eat more greens.