It's his way of getting extra grass and attention. Smart little guy!
When they are outside in that set up, they graze pretty peaceful. They barely notice each other and eat their fill. Anyway, there we all were enjoying the last bit of daylight and some quality grazing time when for some reason, Dean decided that he wanted to get at Mr Bubbles. He started pulling on the cage right at one of the joints with his mouth and almost got it apart. I had to hold it down until he gave up. Once he figured out that he wasn't getting out, he went back to grazing and didn't try it again. When it was time to go inside, I found out why. Apparently, Mr Bubbles peed right on the edge of his area where Dean was eating grass. I could tell because it was on the grass. I always wondered if urine was a trigger between unpaired males and it seems to be the case.
If Dean had gotten in with Mr Bubbles, it could have been disastrous. Mr Bubbles is bigger and stronger than Dean and he doesn't like other piggies in with him. I probably would have a vet bill. So now I have to either come up with another idea or go back to having them out there in sets of two. I have lots of materials and ways to keep em seperated.
I think it should be dried out by now. I'm not sure though. The other thing I don't know is if birch wood is safe for guinea pigs to knaw on.
Here we are finally getting to go outside and enjoy some fresh air and grass. It's been several days for us since our human has been a bit under the weather. Luckily he's feeling better today and brought us outside. He was afraid that we might be a little skidish since it's been a while, but we proved him wrong.
While we share a cage and we love each other, we still have to be separated when we go outside because we fight over the grass. We would tell our human why, but he wouldn't understand because it's a Guinea Pig thing. No matter though; it's good nutritious grass and it has the added bonus of being very tasty. We're getting our fill of it today. We wish our brothers, Mr Bubbles and Scruffy could join us, but they can't come out until we're done because the 4 of us in separate pens is too much for our human to handle outside by himself.
We're going for our nail trim soon. Not looking forward to that because we hate having our feet messed with. Oh well, it has to be done or we run into problems. I guess it's better to keep them up than to go through treatment if our human lets them get too long. Bye for now!
We're going to miss him as much as he's going to miss us, but we'll get through it.