Have you prepared yourself for some ultimate squee-age?
Because I'm not joking. The cute factor here is enough to slug you in the face and knock out a tooth. It's THAT CUTE.
You. Have. Been. Warned.
I think I've mentioned before that Twin is a supervisor at one of our local shelters here. We often open our home for fostering little critters (can't do cats due to Brother's allergies, and we're full up on dogs. Also George hates other dogs)
We've had gerbils, squirrels and guinea pigs. A lot of guinea pigs. Once we had a total of 12 guinea pigs at one time, 7 of them babies.
Last week 2 guinea pigs came into one of the shelters. The family was moving. Also, they suspected the female was pregnant. She was, and had babies almost immediately. Which means fostering for 3 weeks.
You'd better believe we jumped all over that.
HERE ARE PICTURES OF BABY GUINEA PIG ADORABLENESS!!!
They're 3 days old in these pics (now they're 5). It's pretty difficult to sex baby guinea pigs when they're this little (even with Twin's expert (and I'm only exaggerating slightly here) guinea pig knowledge and skills) but we think the black one is probably a boy. He may be the only one.
Once we're more firm about their genders, we'll pick names. Though I've thrown out Waffles for the black one. And the white one with gray ears we've been calling Dopple (short for doppelganger since she looks so much like mom)
"Waffles" and "Dopple" are the only two babies that explore by themselves. The other 3 stay glued to mom.
Also, it's looking very very likely that we will be keeping one. Twin has room in her cage for 3-4 pigs and right now, she has 2.
Godiva. Sweet and in charge
We had 3 but Godiva's sister Isabeau (Bo-bo for short) died unexpectedly a few months ago.
So far, one of those curly haired pigs are looking like favorites for a permanent home here, but we can't rule out Dopple or any of the other girls...