Princess Piggy Poo is a portly guinea pig based on the scale at the veterinarian’s office. She’s a rotund 1,600 grams or 3.5 pounds. Of course, I can see Princess Piggy Poo is no skinny-minny but I don’t see her as a roly-poly either. She’s a big girl but she looks the same size as the other guinea pigs at the pet store where was born. I figure they just breed ’em bigger there.
With the obesity epidemic plaguing humans, I guess veterinarians are picking up the baton when it comes to animals. Recently, I read American mothers’ were up in arms when schools sent notes home with their daughters’ BMI (Body Mass Index). Some normal-sized little girls were pegged as having a high BMI. Mothers had to explain to their daughters that they weren’t fat. After the vet told me Princess Piggy Poo was fat, I turned to the Guinea Pig Lynx for more information on guinea pig weight at http://www.guinealynx.info/weigh.html.
Princess Piggy Poo gets a bowl of veggies, two spoons of pellets and all the timothy hay she wants, just like Guinea Pig Lynx recommends. She never eats all of her pellets either. Princess Piggy Poo gets time outside of her cage and even hops around in it. I can feel her ribs and spine. Other than my cavalierly announcing her weight for all to see, she may be zaftig but I don’t think she has a weight problem.