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Buddha’s First Cucumber

Posted by faiththemutt on August 15, 2010

So, everything I’ve ever read about Guinea Pigs’ preferences and what is essential to their diet says, they looooove cucumber.  Almost to the point of obsession.  I figured this was coming from people who have Guinea Pigs and sure, they might be right it’s good for them, but I don’t know that obsession is the right word for foods a fuzzy might like… Like, Baxter & Watson love carrots, but they’re not obsessed with them, they’ll turn them down if they’re upset with me or aren’t hungry.

But, because I want Buddha to be happy and healthy, I said why not and talked my Dad into buying her a cucumber when he went to the grocery store a few days ago.  I should have taken a photo before I cut it, but I didn’t think of blogging about the experience until after I had cut it, but this thing is tiny.  Half the size, if not less of a normal size cucumber.  So I sliced up a few thin pieces for her and cut some carrots for Uno and Ianto (they get jealous) and got Buddha out to test this cucumber theory…  Here are their stories:

What is it? Nibble, nibble...

OMG... OMNOMNOMNOMNOM

OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM

At this point she was already through a few of the slices I had given her and was already wheeking for more.  She also dropped a few bites down my shirt in the process and I thought I was going to have to call animal control–  Because she was going in after them.  I’d say it’s a fair assumption that the people on the Guinea Pig boards and magazines are right.

Guinea Pigs are obsessed with cucumber.

I’ve created a monster.  A cucumber addict.  At night, she’ll come out on her shelf and stare at me, shivering with withdrawal as I’ve not brought cucumber in days.  It’ll be horrific.

LEGALIZE CUCUMBER!!! Oh...

Oh boy.  I guess when I have my own yard, I’ll be growing cucumbers, right next to the Timothy Hay and carrots…  My pets are so demanding.

Holy bedhead, Batman!!

There better be cucumber in there!

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