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Bonding guinea pigs: success and failure

Guinea pigs are social animals so you would think that bonding them so that they can successfully live together would be easy: it isn’t! Boys and girls need to be kept separate unless you want babies. In fact, boys and girls need to be separated from age 5 weeks! Female guinea pigs should not get […]

Pets with personality

Chas and Wurzel, where do I start?! The boys are just like my kids, very distinctive personalities! I never thought two dogs, particularly twins could be so different from each other. Chas is the goody two shoes around the house and will frequently tell off Wurzel who eats random stuff off the windowsill and climbs […]

Yep, I’m feeling old! A quarter of a century since A Levels!

I invigilated a mock exam last week and as I wandered up and down the aisles it dawned on me that it has been 25 whole years since I was doing my exams. 25 years! A quarter of a century! I still remember sitting at my desk, the nerves, the adrenaline, the relief. I quite […]

Family matters: it’s the little things

If there is one thing I instil in my children, I hope it is the value of family. To me, family is EVERYTHING! Obviously there are the big things (starting school, days out etc) but it is usually the little everyday things that show love, mean the most and make memories that last a lifetime. […]

What is hay poke?

We have had quite an expensive week at the vet for little Toffee. Owning guinea pigs, it was only a matter of time before we had to deal with hay poke which is a common medical condition. Hay poke is an eye injury caused by a graze from the hay that the guinea pigs eat […]