Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sparrow Is Seven Years Old This Month!

Still glossy, happy and occasionally popcorning, my sweet Sparrow is 7 years old this month.  She is proof that GPs are not just "pocket pets," but can be companions for a nice slice of your life. She wants you to know certain things are necessary for happy healthy GP lifestyles, though:  Guinea pigs need to have Vitamin C supplements, first of all.  Sparrow takes chewable Vitamin C from my hand just as readily as carrots.  I provide her with timothy hay, dandelion greens in season, fresh water, an orange crate for hiding and a salt lick, along with good quality guinea pig feed.  She has learned to wheek when she hears the crackle of vegetable bags, the regrigerator door, or the knife chopping vegetables for stir fry.  She knows her name and responds to "hello piggie."  She is also grateful that I don't handle her alot and disturb her peaceful existence, but she is not fond of getting her nails clipped, although that is one of the necessary things.


  1. I love your guinea pig! Is it normal that they don't like a lot of handling, or is it just Sparrow's preference?

    1. Piggies don't really have a need to be petted, cuddly as they are; but they do snuggle with each other. Each piggie has an individual personality, certain preferences in food and sociability. Sparrow has always been a bit shy.

  2. Happy Birthday, Sparrow - you are a beauty!!
    (and congrats to Mom)

  3. gorgeous. i've fallen off keeping up with blogs somehow-look at all these posts i missed! look at your gorgeous things!

  4. I didn't realize they live this long. I always enjoy learning about the needs of animals, even if I don't have them as pets. She's beautiful and I love her name. I like that you pointed out that they have personalities. I think people miss that point when viewing pets that they don't have or aren't used to being around. People tend to forget that all animals are individuals.
    Also, I just saw the Etsy Offerings that you have the assemblage Beastly Boy with Matches. I talked to you a good long time ago about his 'issues' with fire. I think that guy is awesome. I found your blog through Pam, the Rott Whisperer.