Sunday, April 3, 2016

Adjusting to a New Home as a Guinea Pig

Hi readers! Lola again here. This past week living in my new home has been a real whirlwind. There has been so much to get used to. Let me share with you all of the new things I've had to contend with this past week.

Weird New Foods
The new owners have been feeding me all sorts of new foods, some of which I like, and some of which I'm very suspicious of. The Oxbow pellets are delicious, and I like the brand of hay that these new humans have been feeding me. And they still give me carrots, which are one of my favorite vegetables, but they also try to feed me slices of weird foods like zucchini and cherry tomatoes. I've sampled the zucchini and it's okay, but it's no carrot, that's for sure. The cherry tomato I don't trust at all.

The humans assure me that as soon as the 30 day quarantine period is over and I join the other pigs, I'll start to try new foods. They claim that when I see the other pigs eating and enjoying these new vegetables, I will learn that they are safe for me to enjoy, too. But until then, I'm going to be very careful with what I nibble on.

Terrifying Whirling Noises
Then today, I heard the most terrifying noise I've ever heard in my life. I was just minding my own business in the afternoon, when all of a sudden this loud whirling sound appeared out of nowhere in the next room! I ran for cover in the sheltered area of my care and didn't come out for a full hour. The pigs over in the other cage hardly batted an eyelash. Go figure. Apparently they don't know terrible danger when they hear it! [Humans note: It was just the vacuum! It's okay, Lola!]

New Furniture in My Cage
Also, the humans have been talking about replacing the sheltered portion of my cage with something called a pigloo. It sounds like a glittery plastic house made especially for guinea pigs. They think it will make me easier to pick me up, When they reach into the covered area of my cage, I can get pretty deep in there and I can sometimes bite, so having a pigloo would make it easier for the humans to get at me. Hmmm. Again, not sure how I feel about this change.

New Vitamin Drops
These new humans have started feeding me some kind of orange liquid every night. They call it "vitamin C syrup", and apparently it comes highly recommended by the vet. I was concerned when they put it to my lips but once I tried it, it honestly wasn't bad.

What new adventures await me next week? I can't wait to find out!


  1. What kind of vitamin C supplements are you using, Lola?

    1. All 3 of us are currently fed Child Life Liquid Vitamin C, which is what our vet had available. Hopefully, this is a quality supplement, but we haven't researched this yet...