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  • Mrs Arbuthnot The Enormous(e)

    I have piggies too - two boars, Lenny and Aladdin. Living a big 2x5 c&c  - they do love running around and are absolute little live wires, and fairly opinionated too. :) Have to love them though, despite being woken at 5am by them rumblestrutting at times. 
  • Mrs Arbuthnot The Enormous(e)

    If I didn`t suffer from the pain I have I would have looked at some rescues but sadly, I can`t see that happening. 
  • Mrs Arbuthnot The Enormous(e)

    I have two or three in there that are "of the large persuasion". However, I read somewhere that pale and ginger coloured mice can sometimes be prone to obesity.

    But this? This isn't just obesity; this is Marks and Spencer's Venezuelan grain-fed corpulence, slathered with a Devonshire butter and Hawaiian chocolate sauce!
  • Getting on a bit now.

    Thank you! Must admit I'm a bit paranoid about her - I've never had a dwarf reach such an age before. She must be sick and tired of being woken up by me pulling her bedding apart to make sure she's still alive only to find a rather annoyed little bundle of fluff curled up right at the bottom. I swear she scowls at me sometimes, insofar as a hamster can. 
  • Little Update

    I used to buy the small bags of frozen veg from FarmFoods Nicky and just pop a few corn pieces or frozen peas into a shallow dish like a ramekin to thaw in cold water for half an hour and they are ready to eat. That way you can just take out the freezer what you need daily/weekly without buying fresh veg and not using it all. Economical too if your eating them as well! I think you can get the small mixed bags with peas and corn mixed? The frozen carrot isn`t liked much by hamsters so just chopping a small slice of fresh carrot and trying them with it first makes more sense. I`ve never know them to like carrot though. 
  • Little Update

    Really nice to hear your wee ones are doing well Nicky and that the robos are being their usual mental self! That`s what I like about wee robos,they are such independent little things and although some can seem scatty and hide a lot, they do have their own ways of dealing with what`s going on around them. My last robo Fred wasn`t like that but he was nearly two years old when I took him in! I still have my Gabber tank (same size as the Zoozone 1) but really don`t know if I will ever have another robo or some mice in the near future. It`s one of those decisions I will make when I feel the time is right. 
  • Little Update

    That is good news and nice to hear. I too am 'guilty' of posting sad stuff when other really nice stuff happens. But good to hear your brood is doing well! It is lovely when they come to you, isn't it.
  • Little Update

    Lovely to hear the good news from your household, Nicky. I know we all get terribly upset by the sad news affecting our furries but that's what makes me realise they're the right pets for us. It wouldn't feel right if we didn't feel such an attachment to them.
  • What a week

    Sounds typical of robos really. Some can be brave while some are scaredy cats! Yes, I did mix the two foods Nicky. The Zooplus dwarf mixes are good but pricey when you add on the P&P, but if you buy a few bags at the same time, it makes it worth the money, especially if you choose the cheapest postage rate.
  • What a week

    How are they both settling in Nicky? That`s what I liked about robos, they just like to rummage about, do their own thing and live in their speedy little world! As they age, they can get dry skin and look `old`, but vets can`t really do much so it`s all about making sure they get a nice variety, little pieces of fruit and safe veg like garden pea, sweetcorn nibblets, broccoli, carrot and chopped nuts. Mine were fed the Burgess dwarf mix and also the Zooplus dwarf mix. I would buy a packet of the mixed nuts from Aldi or Lidl and bash a few up using my pestle & mortar. Walnuts, hazelnuts, cashew, peanuts, but avoid almonds. They wouldn`t harm, but they can be more potent, so best to steer clear of almonds.

    Just small pieces of these go down well as a treat. x