Silly Millie

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sat Jun 10, 2023 12:27 pm


Meet Millie, the new girl! She’s been here a little more than a week. She’s getting more brave and she’s learning the sounds of the house, especially food. Last night she was sleeping out in the open but keeping one eye on me.

Here’s her first post on Instagram.

https://instagram.com/p/CtTRepeujoW/

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daisymay
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Post   » Sat Jun 10, 2023 2:52 pm


She looks like a cutie! I can picture her helping you put the groceries away. Hope you both have many years full of happiness together. Will look forward to her endeavors as you both find your feet/paws. So Millie is a Millie?

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sat Jun 10, 2023 5:17 pm


Such a sweet looking baby girl. She doesn't appear to be too scared or camera shy.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jun 11, 2023 12:10 am


She is so cute!! I bet you fell for her instantly!!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun Jun 11, 2023 2:07 am


She’s pretty laid back. I have a feeling she didn’t get much enrichment in her previous life. She knows the sound of the hay bags and she loves fresh lettuce and veggies, but she didn’t really know how to forage. At first when I would scatter veggies around the cage, she would stand there waiting for me to hand feed her. Now she moves around looking for the food, but she still misses some, like she doesn’t use her nose. There was never food left lying around with Lacey or Gidget.

She’s a little on the pudgy side, and she has one front paw that’s a little red so I’m using polysporin and diaper rash ointment on it.

The previous owner was a 13-year-old girl who kept the cage in her bedroom. So I have a feeling there were long days of sitting around while the girl was in school. The cage might have been small, so she didn’t get to move around much.

In the last few days she’s gotten good at rolling her treat ball and getting the veggies out. And she’s learning to dig and nose around in the snuffle mat. At first she would leave half the veggies behind. So hopefully life is getting more interesting.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sun Jun 11, 2023 5:24 pm


Foraging is a very important skill for guinea pigs. Some of the tastiest and nutrient rich things always seem to fall through the hay and bedding and they have to forage to get them. I highly encourage all of mine to do it and they're all experts at it. It's very good that you're getting her to do it. The other reason to have them forage is to get them to move around and explore. It peaks their interest and keeps them from getting bored, inactive and overweight. You definitely have Millie on the right track to a healthy life.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun Jun 11, 2023 8:42 pm


I hope she’s finding it interesting living here. She is moving around more. I removed the hideys and have corner hammocks with fringes that she can snuggle in. She was staying in one hidey for most of the day. Now she comes out more often to see what’s going on, then goes to a different corner for a while.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jun 11, 2023 11:17 pm


I love her coloration. Very striking!

If she doesn't yet know, she will discover what a lucky girl she is, living in your house!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:52 am


She does have nice coloring. Chocolate brown face and eyes, and a nose like a bunny.

On Friday we have a wellness exam at an exotic clinic about 45 minutes from where we live. Never been there before. They offer a complimentary exam for pets adopted from the Animal Humane Society. So we’ll see how that goes.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jun 12, 2023 11:08 am


With your extensive knowledge of guinea pig health, I am interested in your impressions. Hopefully they will show competence (you can grill them about what kind of procedures they have performed on guinea pigs).

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Tue Jun 13, 2023 12:54 am


It will be interesting to see what kind of clinic they have.

In the meantime, Millie is figuring out the treat ball. She loves the red bell peppers.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CtZpVrI ... BiNWFlZA==

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Jun 13, 2023 3:26 am


Where do you buy these? Do older pigs like them? Like 4 years old. Millie is a clever girl.

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