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  •  No predator-prey behavior? (2+ / 0-)
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    Pandoras Box, feeny

    I once had a fine old kitty who learned never to so much as GLANCE at the free-flying parakeet -- even when he landed on her!  But currently I have a big old tuxedo cat who hunts outside all night, and routinels brings me LARGE rodents including full-grown gophers, squirrels, and cottontails.  No guinea pig would be safe around him!

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 11:17:58 AM PST

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      lgmcp

      We used to have 2 guinea pigs, but one passed away.  We built a 2story cage, and made them go up the ramp to eat.  It helped with the "socialization" stuff.  

      When Snowflake passed away, Patches refused to use the ramp anymore.  So, we don't put bedding up there, and instead now have a blanket for the cats to use.

      Calliecat, though, is jealous of the large plastic igloo that Patches gets to sleep in.  Sometimes when Patches is out in the cage, Callie will get in the igloo and lay down.

      So far, no problems with the predator/prey situation.  Patches is a pretty well fed and large guinea.

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