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Oreo
Teddy
Pikachu
Fe Fe
Videos
Pigtures

Oreo

That's Oreo on the left. I bought Oreo from All Breeds Pets in late Dec 99 & as of March 2003, Oreo is about 3 years 6 months old. Her age is estimated by Melissa since the petshop had no idea when she was born. She's a Tri-coloured with Peruvian blood and has brown & white fur & 2 dark brown patches around her eyes. Those patches look like Oreo cookies, hence her name! The nicknames I've given Oreo are Hairball, Big Head, Grandma & Fuzzy Wuzzy.

She barely makes any noise at all which makes me believe she's mute! Even Dr Ling says its possible. Only once or twice have I heard her wheek. Oreo is the easiest to handle when bathed or having her nails cut 'cos she keeps absolutely still when taken out of the cage.

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Teddy

Teddy is an Agouti Abyssinian whom I bought from Melissa on 11 Mar 2000. She was born on 5 Jan 2000 so that makes her 3 years 2 months old as of March 2003. Teddy's fur is mostly a very dark brown with a bit of white near the butt & hind legs. Like all Agoutis, her fur has a very nice shine. Her fur reminds me of a teddy bear's fur hence her name. Teddy is also affectionately known as Fatty, Fatso, Fat One, Tubby, Big Butt & Wheek Wheek. I'm sure you've figured that she's the fattest of the three furballs!

Teddy is the first to wheek when she smells food. Not suprising that she's the fattest of the 3! She's also the clumsiest & has been seen toppling over when scratching herself too vigorously. She's like a camel & drinks tons of water before going long periods without any. Also the laziest 'cos she lies down when drinking & eating! Teddy is the first cavy to learn how to stand on her hind legs to beg for food. Tends to struggle a bit when having her nails cut but that's solved by bribing her with food.

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Pikachu

I was clearing the cage on 15 Mar 2000 & got a shock 'cos I saw 3 cavies! Oreo had given birth & neither Melissa or I knew she was pregnant. Apparently its tough to detect pregnancy if there's only 1 baby. I named the baby Pikachu (also an Agouti Abyssinian) & its a male. His nickname is Big Nose ('cos he has the pointiest snout of the 3) & he's on the right.

I don't intend to breed 'cos I'm not experienced enough to handle pregnant mums & newborns! Neutering is too risky & since I don't have the time or space to handle 2 cages, I can't seperate them. Thus I had no choice but to give him away to Justine on 17 June. Boy was it tough to let go but I really had no choice! He would be 3 years old as of March 2003.

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Fe Fe


Born on 27 Apr 2000, Fe Fe (pronounced Fur Fur) was bought from Melissa on 2 Sept. Melissa originally named her Mini but I decided to rename her. Fe Fe's a tortoise shell smooth coat & reminds me of a mouse. The top half of her body is white & the bottom half a light brown. Her face has a dark brown patch too. Unlike Teddy who wheeks only when she's demanding her vegetables, Fe Fe tends to wheek for the sake of wheeking. Crying wolf is what Melissa calls it!

Out of my 3 cavies, Fe Fe has the most unusual fur, so I guess the name Fe Fe suits her. She also has the "biggest" nose of the 3. As of March 2003, Fe Fe is 2 years 11 months old & her nicknames are Wheek Wheek, Smurf, Baby, Doggie, Small One, Big Nose & Mouse.

Fe Fe is the biggest coward of all & is the first to run when the cage door opens. She's also the only one who licks my hand! Enjoys standing upright to eat from the top of the hay rack. Looks like a penguin when she does that! Fe Fe was the second to learn how to beg for food by standing on her hind legs. The hardest to bathe or clip nails for 'cos she never keeps still!

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Videos

These video clips were taken with my Fujifilm FinePix 50i. Files were saved under avi format but converted to RealMedia (RM) format using RealSystem Producer Basic 8.5, 'cos RM files are generally almost half the size of avi files. All my video clips have no sound (unless otherwise stated) in order to reduce file size.

To view these video clips you need to have at least RealPlayer version 8. Earlier versions of RealPlayer will NOT be able to view them. Since RealPlayer is free, do download the latest version. FYI, there is no RealPlayer version 8.1 or 9. After RealPlayer 8, the next version is RealOne Player. So don't be confused, its the same player just a newer version with new name!

The video clips listed below are located on Yahoo Groups so you have to visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cyberpiggies & sign up as a member. You will be able to download videos of my cavies from there. You can also post messages or take part in polls too.

Oreo grooms herself. (12 sec, 1.06 MB)
Teddy grooms herself. (15 sec, 1.33 MB)
Oreo grooming Teddy.(12 sec, 0.99 MB)
Furballs being fed 8 in 1 Veggie Nut Treat. (16 sec, 1.5 MB)

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Pigtures

Each page contains only 10 pigtures to cater to those with slower internet connections. To date this gallery has 55 pigtures taken with my Fujifilm FinePix 50i. Enjoy!

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