They came on Friday, two guinea pigs in a big metal cage, dropped off by their previous caretaker--pigs, cage, care and feeding instructions, replacement bedding, hay, and assorted other oddments. By Sunday we had no vegetable matter left in the fridge.They ate two heads of lettuce, assorted carrots, and some other bits of fruit and vegetable, along with heaping helpings of hay and some mysterious pellet food that came with them.
They're terribly cute, especially the beeping noises they make any time they get excited. When I put fresh parsley in the cage, they beeped. When I took them out for some "floor time" (during which they liberally dosed my kitchen floor with urine and feces), they beeped. When the cat started sniffing around their cage, they beeped.
Anyway, that appears to be the extent of their interaction with people: beeping and peeing. They allow themselves to be petted, but they don't seek it out.
In other news, my wife found our copy of Civ III while digging though some boxes in the garage, so I spent a good bit of last night playing that. I should really get around to buying Civ IV one of these days.
So there you go.
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