My dad bought me my 1st guinea pig after the death of 2 hamsters (ok, I'm not good in taking care of hamsters, plus I don't really like hamster anyway :P). My 1st guinea pig was Fa Lui (means Flower Girl for the different fur colours she got) and after about 2 weeks, my dad bought a male guinea pig to be Fa Lui's companion which I named Fa Cai (Flower Boy)
I had more time then as it was just after exams so I trained up both the guinea pigs. They would crawl up after me everywhere in the house - kitchen, balcony, my bedroom, living room and we let them out every night to wander around. They would sleep 4 legs facing up on my tummy. They eat everything I eat - rice, noodles, fruits, roti canai...
And then they start to breed. In 2 months time, we welcomed FaFa and FiFi (I don't know what's with me by naming them all with the letter F...) Right after birth, Fa Lui licked her babies clean and they could already move around and had fur and can see (unlike hamster). Then the brood expanded... we had:
- Fa Lui & Fa Cai
- FaFa & FiFi
- FoFo & FuFu
- FlimFlim & FlamFlam
- FlomFlom (aka Panda boy cos it has black and white fur only) & FlumFlum
- FlipFlip & FlapFlap
- FlopFlop & FlupFlup
- FlutFlut & FlitFlit
The rest lived until they died of old age - around 4-5 years old. My last guinea pig was Benji (kinda inspired my baby Benjamin's name hahaha...). Benji was about 4 years old when it died early June this year.
I no longer rear guinea pigs now since I'm pretty occupied with my own baby but I do miss the times I had with my guinea pigs. I hope they are all happy in heaven with my dad & mum.. :D
Anyway, picture below from the movie...