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23-03-2013, 08:27 PM
My new Pet.
The ginper came from nowhere setting up residency among the creepers and bracken corner of my back yard.

I had not seen one of these creatures since childhood so a little bit of research seemed in order.
They usually lived for around four years, though eight at times, with the world record set at fourteen.
Poor eyesight, shy at first, the preferred foods were grass,alfalfa, celery, apple, lettuce, and carrot.
Natives of South America they are still eaten in that country.
What was this little critter doing in my yard?

Living up to its name the guinea pig, a rodent, has largely been superseded by rats and mice for medical experimentation.

Our cat Fat boy seems pretty disinterested, possibly on account of his obesity, but what of other local visiting cats? I was thinking of building a loft but as these creatures are poor climbers it might not be well utilized. Still that's a thought........Gerty Ginper, come on down!
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23-03-2013, 08:30 PM
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(23-03-2013 08:27 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  The ginper came from nowhere setting up residency among the creepers and bracken corner of my back yard.

I had not seen one of these creatures since childhood so a little bit of research seemed in order.
They usually lived for around four years, though eight at times, with the world record set at fourteen.
Poor eyesight, shy at first, the preferred foods were grass,alfalfa, celery, apple, lettuce, and carrot.
Natives of South America they are still eaten in that country.
What was this little critter doing in my yard?

Living up to its name the guinea pig, a rodent, has largely been superseded by rats and mice for medical experimentation.

Our cat Fat boy seems pretty disinterested, possibly on account of his obesity, but what of other local visiting cats? I was thinking of building a loft but as these creatures are poor climbers it might not be well utilized. Still that's a thought........Gerty Ginper, come on down!

Cute little guys aren't they? But I don't believe they are rodents. More related to rabbits, if I remember my biology correctly.

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23-03-2013, 08:30 PM
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(23-03-2013 08:27 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  The ginper came from nowhere setting up residency among the creepers and bracken corner of my back yard.

I had not seen one of these creatures since childhood so a little bit of research seemed in order.
They usually lived for around four years, though eight at times, with the world record set at fourteen.
Poor eyesight, shy at first, the preferred foods were grass,alfalfa, celery, apple, lettuce, and carrot.
Natives of South America they are still eaten in that country.
What was this little critter doing in my yard?

Living up to its name the guinea pig, a rodent, has largely been superseded by rats and mice for medical experimentation.

Our cat Fat boy seems pretty disinterested, possibly on account of his obesity, but what of other local visiting cats? I was thinking of building a loft but as these creatures are poor climbers it might not be well utilized. Still that's a thought........Gerty Ginper, come on down!
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23-03-2013, 08:31 PM
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(23-03-2013 08:30 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(23-03-2013 08:27 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  The ginper came from nowhere setting up residency among the creepers and bracken corner of my back yard.

I had not seen one of these creatures since childhood so a little bit of research seemed in order.
They usually lived for around four years, though eight at times, with the world record set at fourteen.
Poor eyesight, shy at first, the preferred foods were grass,alfalfa, celery, apple, lettuce, and carrot.
Natives of South America they are still eaten in that country.
What was this little critter doing in my yard?

Living up to its name the guinea pig, a rodent, has largely been superseded by rats and mice for medical experimentation.

Our cat Fat boy seems pretty disinterested, possibly on account of his obesity, but what of other local visiting cats? I was thinking of building a loft but as these creatures are poor climbers it might not be well utilized. Still that's a thought........Gerty Ginper, come on down!
Tasted one in Peru once...once. Cui Thermidor ain't Lobster Thermidor.

I believe it's a delicacy there. Guinea Pig baked in it's own blood. Yum!

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23-03-2013, 10:04 PM
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I had one growing up, benji! Is yours short haired or long?
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24-03-2013, 12:01 AM
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(23-03-2013 10:04 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  I had one growing up, benji! Is yours short haired or long?
Short hair, black and ginger, with tiny legs. Smile
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24-03-2013, 12:09 AM
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Aww Smile That's cute. We had guinea pigs growing up. Our dog thought they were delicacies too Tongue
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24-03-2013, 03:35 PM
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(24-03-2013 12:09 AM)morondog Wrote:  Aww Smile That's cute. We had guinea pigs growing up. Our dog thought they were delicacies too Tongue
WE don't have a dog and the cats seem pretty disinterested......so far! Evil_monster
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