Fairy’s Blog is dedicated to the most wondrous of creatures – The Guinea Pig! And to one very special character in particular – Fairy, who along with her Mouse and Guinea Pig pals, brings their magical world to life.
Fairy is a very special little piggy. She is pure white and oh so dainty! She is very loving and likes nothing more than to snuggle up for a snooze on a comfy lap, dreaming away for hours on end. Or being hand fed choice morsels in between scritches. She loves being with her sisters too.
When Fairy was brand new, Matilda and Marigold went to great lengths to make sure she knew what’s what when they went to play in their very own Playhouse: Where the food bowl is, who sleeps where and the best games the piggies like to play. But it seemed maybe Fairy wasn’t listening, because she always seemed to be in the wrong place. She missed the tastiest food and always ended up snoozing on the most uncomfortable of beds! For some reason baby Fairy kept bumping into her big sisters. While Marigold didn’t mind this odd piggy behaviour too much (possibly because of her extra thick padding she hardly noticed!), it really upset Matilda and it took a couple of wheeks before they understood exactly what her problem was.
You see, the reason for Fairy’s strange behaviour is because she was born both blind AND deaf. She is what is known in the Guinea Pig world as a ‘Lethal White’ Guinea Pig. You can read all about this condition in the Guinea Lynx Forum. Fairy has a genetic condition due to certain genes present in some breeds of Guinea Pigs. ‘Lethals’ often have short, difficult lives and are a lesson to us all that we should never allow our Guineas to breed unless we fully understand the implications of what we are doing. We make sure Fairy has the best life possible, with lots of love and cuddles, and good healthcare. What she lacks physically she more than makes up for in personality. Welcome to her magical world!
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