It has been awhile since I did a post...this flu really got me this time! After being in bed for 8 days I am finally feeling better.
In my last post I showed our ready to burst Mama Guinea pig that we adopted not knowing she was pregnant. Well she finally popped..and honestly it was like she just popped them out! She had 2 beautiful little babies in less than 10 minutes!
Two is just perfect and we adore them. As soon as they were born they were running around and eating lettuce. So hard to believe these two were born from their Mother. Birth is such a miracle...I am always in awe of a new life.
Birthing babies can be really hard on a Mom as we all know...and they say 1 out of 5 young Mothers will die. So I was really worried about Mama Paisley but she did a wonderful job and did everything just perfectly.
We were able to witness the birth and as I said, it was amazing.
One baby looks like Mom and the other one has more of the coloring of the Dad. The previous owners sent us a picture of the Dad who was elderly and passed away about a month before we got Paisley.
|The Dad is the black and white one
The Dad was a shorthair but I was happy both babies are longhair's. I love animals with lots of hair. :)
They both have such different personalities. We are anxious to figure out if they are male or female--it is so hard to tell at this point. I would love it if they are both girls--but if they are boys, or if they are a boy and a girl--Wyatt will be keeping the boys and Chantel will be keeping the girls. The kids are really interested in Guinea pigs and thinking of maybe showing them with 4H.
Of course I have been busy taking their photos--within a couple months they will be as big as their Mom.
|1 day old
|2 days old
The one that looks like Mama is very sweet. If she is a girl Chantel will name her Penny. She isn't as easy to take photos of because she is dark, and also she cries for her Mama. She is easy to calm though and is really cute.
The other one is brown and white. "He" is a little more independent and doesn't seem as worried about Mama as his sibling. He also nips at me when he has decided he has been held long enough. I guess that is why I think he is a boy.
Chantel is pretty happy with her new babies.
This sickness I have had has really put me behind on all the projects I wish I was doing! I just yesterday got all the Christmas stuff put away. When I was in bed for days you wouldn't even believe how bad this house got. Every dish we owned was dirty and laundry was piled high. The house did not get vacuumed or swept for over a week. If I ever doubted it before, I am definitely the maid in this house. As soon as the house is back in shape I look forward to showing you some new projects I have planned :)
Thanks for visiting!