My two guinea pigs have picked up some bad habits since they have moved in with me. One of the worst things that they like to do is fling beans. Each guinea pig has their own technique for this nasty habit:
Lamont is a casual bean flinger. Lamont will start what I like to call a poop circle. He walks in circles just before he’s going to poop. Lamont will then back up to the edge of the cage and then start launching beans at will. His aim is not very good. I tend to find a cone pattern with the point at where his butt butted up against the cage. Lamont has claimed that he is trying to “make a nice neat pile for me to clean up”. I know better. He’s just too lazy to be bothered with beaning in other spots.
Fred is just a mad-bean-er. There is no rhyme or reason to his production pattern. I can count on finding random beans from here to there from him. Oddly enough, Fred has this high-powered bean launching device. He can launch beans really far from the edge of the cage. I think he likes to get them in areas where I walk. I hate stepping on his fresh beans with or without socks.
One thing that is a true mystery to me is how the boys mange to line their butts up between the bars. Is this a trial and error situation? Do they get misfires and adjust? Is there ever a backfire that has occurred? I’d hate the see the results of that… Wait! Maybe that’s why I have to give the boys butt baths so often… Somethings in the life of a guinea pig are best left…alone…
Thank you for your support over the past two weeks. It’s been a bit crazy here. I think the boys are currently mad at me for spending so much time studying the last two weeks. *sigh* I’ve got a great story about Fred’s temper tantrum he threw last week that I’m working on. I can’t complain too much about Lamont. He’s turned into a snuggle butt that whines when I put him down. There’s a story about that too coming. I’m looking for two or three guest bloggers for this summer. One is for when I’m on vacation and the other one or two when I’ve got class this summer. So, if you’ve got a story, write it up! Your GP could be famous! – KA