FURRY FRIDAY (ON SATURDAY)...
PROPERLY KNOWN AS GUINEA PIGS OR CAVIES, these are native to South America ~ where for generations the Andean natives have considered them a source of food. They look like this in the wild:
Like all furries, they have to be quickwitted, because just about everything that's bigger than them considers them food ... including, as I say, some of the local human population ...
They do chill out when they get the chance ... here's a furry cavy-conference on the sands ...
Guinea pigs are of course best known as domestic pets. This is a typical mixed-coloured coat.
They resemble giant hamsters but actually probably make better pets for many children because they are easier to handle, active by day, better-natured and hardly ever bite. See how the kitten fell in love with this one:
They require far more extensive housing than hamsters of any type, but hamster-style high security isn't required as unlike hamsters, guinea-pigs aren't obsessed with running wheels and trying to escape!
Guinea pigs breed as prolifically as rabbits. A female guinea pig can (apparently) hold on to a male's sperm inside her and "use" it several weeks later to get mysteriously and inconveniently pregnant ~ the swine!
... and young guinea swines are of course extremely tiny ...
... look at these tiny trotters ...
and very, very cute!
O, and one thing I forgot to add: they love to make squeaky noises!
Look at Emanuel's glossy coat. They must be feeding him lots of lovely linseeds:
HAVE A BRILLIANT WEEKEND, Y'ALL!
Profiles in Recovery - I will write something "real" soon... but in the mean time there is this. It's "real" but it's recycled. Lol Much love and care to all.... Annette
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