Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern Michigan
Foxhunter, I love guinea pigs and ferrets, and have had both! My female ferret's name was "Feisty", and she was a sweet, tiny little thing who lived for over 7 yrs. She was like the equivalent of a small family dog who would come when we called, flip around doing fun little antics, and would curl up for a nap in little hiding spots in the house. My guinea pig's name was "Peeps", and she lived beyond 6 yrs. - my husband loved her so much, and she would start squealing just moments every morning before the alarm would go off, wanting a little carrot. It always made his day to be the one to give her the little morning snack. I currently have a super smart, wonderful rabbit named, "Benjamin T. Bunny" (Benjamin for short), and he's 1/2 Flemish Giant. He looks just like the Benjamin who's Peter Rabbit's cousin in the Beatrix Potter books....
I've never been a "cat & dog" person, but rather (as you can see) a small animal lover - they are smarter and more trainable than people realise, and a sheer delight! That and the 1,200 lb. Sweetheart waiting for me at the gate out back :)