1] Your Name?
2] What do you call your 2-leggeds?
3] What species of animal are you?
4] What colour/s are you [if applicable]
“White like Casper the ghost.”
5] How old Are You?
“Mom isn’t sure, but she thinks I’m about 2.”
6] Do you live inside or outside and more importantly – do you run your household or share in the decisions?
“My sisters and I live inside, and Mama does what we tell her to do – at least most of the time….”
7] Have you always lived with your 2 – leggeds [as in from young]?
“I was a guinea pig Harry Houdini when I was little, so I escaped from my first female. Then Mama came to get me from the shelter.”
8] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the 2 leggeds?
“I’m a lot younger than my sisters, and I like to play. My sisters don’t always like it, but Mama doesn’t seem to mind.”
9] Do you have a bed or a favourite sleeping place?
“I like our wooden hidey-house, but so do my sisters, so it’s always a competition.”
10] Are you always with your 2-leggeds or do you sometimes need ‘Time out?’
“No time outs for me!”
11] Do your 2 leggeds make you ‘dress up?’ If so, when or what for and do you enjoy it?
“No, all Mama’s clothes are way too big for us.”
12] Are you photogenic or make them run after you to capture you on film?
“I’m a great model.”
13] Do you have a friendly vet?
“Mama has only taken me once, so I don’t really remember.”
14] Do you have any favourited toys?
“I don’t have any toys, unless you count my sisters?”
15] What would be a really great day for you?
“A day with lots of celery and treats.”
16] If you could say anything to your 2 leggeds what would it be?
“Mama has my sister Oreo on a low celery diet, and I’d like to complain because I shouldn’t have to be on a diet necause of her!!”
17] Where abouts in the world do you live?
“At Mama’s House, which apparently is in something called Canada.”
18] How often and for how long do you engage in playtime or exercise?
“I love to run fast laps around our cage. I like to chase my sister Oreo as much as I can, but she doesn’t always play along.”
19] Do you do lots of adventuring when out and about?
“Sometimes when it’s sunny and warm out Mama will take us outside to munch on the grass. I like grass, but it’s kind of a big scary world out there.”
20] Do your 2 leggeds allow you to interact with other animals?
“Just my sisters.”
21] If applicable, do you enjoy it?
“I’m very glad to have my sisters, so yes very much so.”
22] Are you ever awarded free reign, as in unsupervised playtime?
“Out of cage time is always supervised. Mom calls us poop factories, and maybe that’s why….in fact thinking on that, that is probably why, we poop a lot!”
23] Have your 2 leggeds ever embarrassed you? If so how?
“As long as Mama gives us yummy things to eat she can do whatever she wants.”
24] Do your 2-leggeds expect you to entertain them at all and/or do they entertain you?
“Sometimes Mama will come up close to the cage and stare at us. Maybe we’re entertaining her but I think it’s kind of creepy….you know??”
25] Do you have favourite toys and if so, what are they?
“No toys for me.”
26] Are you a much loved member of the family?
“Yes – I like to think I’m Mama’s favourite!”
27] Do your 2 leggeds take you away on holidays with them?
“A couple of times Mama took me to Grandma’s house, but I don’t like car rides.”
28] Are you given treats? What are your favourites?
“Celery is my favourite. I also like the barley cookies Mama gives us sometimes.”
29] Are you fed a nutritional and well-rounded balanced diet?
“Tell us about it. We eat lots of hay. Since Mama gives us so much we can pick and choose our favourite pieces. We also get pellets every day, celery most days, and cookies once in a while.”
30] Are you allowed to sample your 2 leggeds food or is it something you have no interest for?
“Mama doesn’t eat many vegetables – I’m not sure what’s wrong with her.”
Finally, in your own words tell us something about both you and your 2 leggeds that the questions haven’t touched on or asked about – something unique …
“I like to jump on top of the wooden hidey house in our cage. Mama gets excited about it and likes to take pictures. She says no other guinea pig has ever done that before. So I think I must be pretty special!”
My special thanks to Casper and of course Mama Ashley for taking the time out to complete the questionnaire – but also for being patient with me with regards the Petz Interview forms. It was indeed Ashley – Mental Health @ Home who first introduced the idea of a questionnaire for other petz in addition to K9’s and Felines, so it was only fitting and just to allow Casper to be our very first interviewee considering he has been waiting since she was a piglet!
I must say Casper, l was very impressed with some of your answers and especially the funny ones, they did make me and Dad smile quite a bit. You most assuredly seem to be the most adventurous guinea out of you and your sisters though.
Once again hearty thanks to you Casper and by the way folks, if you are not yet aware of Casper’s Mama – then please do make sure to check out Ashley – Mental Health @ Home
If you are interested in purrticipaing in the Petz Interviews please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and l will email you back with the questionnaire.
Thank you so much!
Scrappy Doodlepip and the Just Bloke Guy Aka Dad!