I imagine you spent the time outside with them. And I can bet they will have many more opportunities for grass eating!! What lucky guinea pigs!!
[For other readers, we always advise also having water and a shaded area available, even on lovely days - and if you're with them, you will know if there are any problems.]
Anyway it bled when they removed it. I'm keeping my eye on it for infection, but it's scabbed over and barely visible after 7 hours. He still isn't having any trouble getting around and doesn't appear to have any pain or discomfort with it so I'm sure it'll be ok. Sammy's nail trim was quick and easy as usual. He always has been a low maintenance piggie. Gilligan and Skipper are going for their trim on Friday and then they will all be caught up.
That means going out into the pasture to pick a hand full of that beautiful grass for all 12 guinea pigs. There are ticks and chiggers out there so I have to be careful not to pick up any of them and I wash the grass very thoroughly after I pick it. The guinea pigs get the added benefit of extra water. The water here is very good. Well water is so much better than city water (cheaper too). It has good minerals and a lot lower alkaline level than the water in Nevada. It's much better for the piggies, especially Dean. Although he's never had stones, his urine has a tendency to get chalky. It has cleared up considerably since we moved here.
Sammy and Dean have settled into the new environment seamlessly. Although they have the same cage they had in Reno, their surroundings are different and so is the climate. I know some guinea pigs have more trouble adapting to such a drastic change, but these boys are right at home and happy here. At over 3 years of age, they're still very healthy and they've matured into a very nice pair.
Dean has always enjoyed being held and petted. But Sammy would always struggle and nip at my arms when I hold him. It made me a little bit sad that he didn't like to be loved on because he's so adorable. He still has that high speed motor and has to be scolded by Dean once in awhile. He still plays with his wicker ball too. I'm glad he's settled down yet still has the spirit of a young pup.