Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pepe

As of TODAY, this very day, I have had my guinea pig Pepe for 4 years!


Pepe came with the name when I got him. He was an owner give-up living in a foster home, and I went to go see him. He was full grown, and they estimated that he was around 1 or 2 years old at the time. I had found out about him off of an ad placed online by the foster home that was taking care of him. They mostly had dogs, and seemed to be a little in over their heads with a rodent.

I got Pepe all set up, and I was so excited to have him!

Pepe loves cuddles, but only with his best bro Hamilton. He isn't afraid of my dog as long as he knows she can't get him (i.e. she's on the other side of some fencing, or on the ground rather than on the couch, etc.).

He weighs in at a whopping 3.4 pounds, which is really large - even for a male guinea pig. However, my vet doesn't think that he's overweight, he most likely has some cuy in him. Considering I got him from a foster home there's no way of knowing where he originated from so I can't say for sure. He certainly doesn't seem to be bothered by his size at all!

Pepe LOVES food, but he is a really picky eater! He won't eat anything that's cold - we have to wait for the lettuce or other veggies to warm to room temperature or else he won't go near them. He also won't eat foods that have small seeds, like strawberries, and he won't eat any type of dried fruit.

When people first meet Pepe they're always surprised that a guinea pig of his size is so picky about the foods that he's eating.

My mom and I joke a lot that he wouldn't be able to survive in the wild because he wouldn't understand that romaine lettuce doesn't just appear.

Pepe is the 3rd guinea pig I've ever had, Hamilton is the 4th.

I absolutely love this piggy! I can't believe it's already been 4 years with this handsome little guy in my life making my days brighter.

Do you have a favorite pet? How long have you had your pets for? Pets are a magical thing! I'll see you on Thursday.

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