Yesterday, I brought home my first guinea pigs! Theo is a seven week old Teddy, and Oscar is a six week old Swiss Teddy. They are living in a 6ft by 2ft two-tier hutch in the garden. They are, unsurprisingly, very shy and skittish, so I’m giving them plenty of time to quietly explore their surroundings, but I’m pleased to see that they’re both eating really well, and both have had a sniff of my hand. At the moment, Oscar seems the most daring and inquisitive of the two. I’m looking forward to getting to know them, and to - fingers crossed - gaining their trust over the coming weeks.