Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! I (Diana) made this blog to help educate people about guinea pigs and to help anyone with any guinea pig related questions they might have. Since getting my piggies I've realized that very few people actually know how to properly care for a piggy! I adore animals and I want all animals to have the happiest and healthiest lives possible. I also use it to post adorable pictures and videos of my own piggies. Sometimes I'll reblog pictures of other piggies too! Now, my friend Taylor also helps me with this blog as well! I hope you enjoy!
Hello, my name is Diana. I was born September 8th 1994. I live in New York. I have four guinea pigs. I love my fluffy baby girls so much. Besides guinea pigs, I also love working with computers (graphic design and coding), playing video games, reading, writing, learning, science, drawing, riding horses, cooking, and racing ATVs. I have an amazing boyfriend who is the best daddy to our guinea pigs.
How I (Diana) became a "Guinea Pig Mommy"
I've always wanted a guinea pig. A few years ago I met my best friend Nick. He has had over 20 piggies since he was young! He managed to help me convince my mom to get one. At the pet store I picked up two piggies and just couldn't decide who I wanted. I fell in love with both right away. My mother agreed to let me get both. Those piggies were River and Inara. My little sister asked for two also. After much debate my mother gave in. That's how Snow White and Annabella came to be. My sister had them for a few months and then could no longer take care of them. I happily took them in. Now here we are today. If you would like to talk or have any questions (guinea pig related or not) don't hesitate to send me a message! :)
Diana's Piggy Knowledge
Ever since I first got my piggies I spent countless hours getting to know more and more about guinea pigs. I've learned a lot over the years and I want to pass my wisdom on. I'm not an expert. I never took any classes on this or anything. All my knowledge is from first hand experience that I've picked up over the years and all the research I've done using credible sources. I do have a few friends who have gone to college to work with animals. They are experts and have degrees in fields relating to this. I run everything I hear/read by them before I post anything here.
About Diana's Piggies
written by the piggies
Hello. We're Inara Leeloo, River Daisy, Annabella Dolly, and Snow White Ily. We we born in June of 2011. Our Mommy, Diana, got us from the pet store called Petsmart in August of 2011. We live in America in a state called New York. We sleep in a big and beautiful C&C cage. We like to eat and sleep a lot. We also love to play. Our favorite toys are tunnels, cardboard boxes, fleece forests/corner caves, balls, paper bags, and fleece blankets.
How long after you cut a piggies nails does it take before the quick retreats?
I remember someone on here telling me that when you cut a pig’s nails the quick goes down and you’ll be able to cut more. How long after you cut their nails does that take to happen? I trimmed my piggies nails for the first time a few days ago but they’re still pretty long but the quick is to close for me to cut anymore.
It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I’ve cut Inara’s big nail by myself a once (before/after) so I guess it wasn’t totally my first time. This was my first time cutting all the piggies’ nails. They were good pigs. They squirmed but you can’t really blame them for that. They didn’t even squirm much though. I didn’t have to bribe them with veggies! They didn’t cry or scream for most of the nails. A few of them did scream pretty loud and pull away once or twice. Maybe I went to close to the quick? No blood though! I was proud of me. I was proud of the piggies for being so good too! After each was finished I set them down alone with a huge pile of parsley for being good girls. I had them alone so they wouldn’t steal each other’s. I was having a heart attack the whole time because I was so scared I’d hurt them. My sister said it was very funny. River’s nails are the hardest to trim because she has really dark brown nails. I held a flashlight under them. I couldn’t leave it on the while time I did her nails though. I think (I’m pretty sure) it hurt her eyes. I just tried to memorize where the quicks were. She didn’t bleed, so I guess I did good. I think next time I’ll use my light up harry potter wand. It isn’t as bright as a flashlight so maybe it won’t bother her as much.