A sideblog dedicated to guinea pigs! I frequently upload photos and gifs of my two guinea pigs Billie & Billy. I'm happy to answer any questions.
Q: why are they called billie and billy? isn't it confusing?
Anonymous

Well, I named Billie after Green Day’s singer, Billie Joe, and Billy is named after the band Billy Talent. So actually they’re called Billie Joe & Billy Talent :) I usually call them ‘The Billies’ haha. 

Is it confusing… hmmm, maybe a bit. It only is confusing when you talk about them with someone, since they are obviously pronounced the same. Billie (Joe) is bigger than Billy (Talent), so when I’m talking about them I always say ‘Big Billie’ and ‘Small Billy’, that way people know which one I’m talking about.

But at the vet I registered Billy Talent as Billy and Billie Joe as Joey. Just to be sure there wouldn’t be any mix ups :)

Q: OMG your guinea pig is so precious I want one so bad is it a boy or a girl? And what did you name it?
Anonymous

Thank you very much! I have two guinea pigs, both girls :) They are called Billy and Billie haha. 

spoiledpigz:

glitterpiggies my piggies send you thanks for helping me get some shares by the way!

You’re very welcome! :)

If you have a guinea pig that doesn’t like to get picked up and runs away when you try to get them you should try to teach them to step on your hand. I teach all my guinea pigs to do this and it makes handling them a lot easier :)

Tips to teach them:
- teach them to do this out of the cage, you’ll get their attention more this way
- chop some of their favorite veggies
- place one hand in front of the guinea pig and hold the piece of food above it with the other hand, eventually they’ll step on your hand to reach it, praise them and give them the piece of food
- do this a couple of times and you’ll see them getting the hang of it
- never do it for more than 5-10 minutes, keep it fun :)
- if you repeat this exercise a couple of times you’ll see that your pig will become conditioned to stepping on your hand if you place it in front of them,  even without food!
- it might take some time for them to do it in the cage too, but patience is key.

Some pigs learn this trick in a day, some pigs in a month. Please don’t ever get frustrated or mad at your guinea pig! Training should be fun :)

Q: I have three piggies, two boys and a girl. After the girl's friend passed away I have been thinking about having all three of them together. One is a a few months old, and the other two are two-three years old. Is this a bad idea?
Anonymous

neptunableu:

glitterpiggies:

I would never put two boys with one girl together, 99,9999% of the time that will end very badly. The boys will see each other as competition and start fighting over the girl(s). Doesn’t matter what age they are (:

If you want your female piggy to have a friend again I would suggest to put her with a new female pig, or a castrated male.

Hope this helps :)

We have 10, 3 females and 5 neutered males and 2 intact (they go in Thursday for neuter) and the girls and the neutered boys are fine together. They are in separate areas at home for space but we we travel we almost always mix up the herd and have had zero problems. Obviously this may not be the case for all piggies but it does work sometimes.

That’s great to hear it works fine with your pigs! In my experience it usually doesn’t, but this proves that there are always exceptions to the rule :) Good thing I said that it will end badly 99,9999% of the time then haha.

spoiledpigz:

Emmy please explain what you are doing  ?

Q: I have three piggies, two boys and a girl. After the girl's friend passed away I have been thinking about having all three of them together. One is a a few months old, and the other two are two-three years old. Is this a bad idea?
Anonymous

I would never put two boys with one girl together, 99,9999% of the time that will end very badly. The boys will see each other as competition and start fighting over the girl(s). Doesn’t matter what age they are (:

If you want your female piggy to have a friend again I would suggest to put her with a new female pig, or a castrated male.

Hope this helps :)

Derp derp derp.

Hahahaha there are tears on my face from laughing so hard. Oh my god.

Billy was eating cucumber and then this happened. 

RF