House Guinea not all it is cracked up to be

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by trickiredhead, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. trickiredhead

    trickiredhead Out Of The Brooder

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    OK I have posted a few times about Juju, the house guinea, well this little monster has taught me a lot. First, I don't think she knows she is a guinea, she follows me, the dog, or the cats from room to room. She tries to eat EVERYTHING; my food, dog food, cat food, and her own but prefers the others. She loves to sit on me when I am on the computer and groom herself, then she tries to pick off the little brown spots I have (freckles). She has ripped off a key from the computer-netbook. When I am playing a game on the computer her favorite thing is to stand in front of me where I cant see. But all in all, I still love her and am really enjoying her antics. You have got to get one.
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Awe - [​IMG]
    When my 12 guinea eggs hatch out under my broody I am going to steal one and make it a house guin-guin! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    What color is yours?
     
  3. trickiredhead

    trickiredhead Out Of The Brooder

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    Juju is a little pearl pied. Right now she is irritating the parrot by sitting on top of his cage and he can't reach her, it really ticks him off she sits there.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Awe! I have some Pied guineas!
     
  5. trickiredhead

    trickiredhead Out Of The Brooder

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    I have got Juju to where I can point at her heaad and she sticks her neck out to be scratched. She is so funny. I just wish she would learn that the brown spots (freckles) on my shoulders and arms DON'T COME OFF>
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    OMG - I wonna kill one of my Lavender Guinea Keets! [​IMG]
    I "tryed" to move them to my #2 coop and I had just shut the door and I happen to turn around and I see one of them had gotten out .... [​IMG]
    So we spend the next 2 hours tryed to catch the idiotic guinea!! Lets just say when we finally caught him I really considered killing him! [​IMG]
    ( JK, I wouldn't ever do that! [​IMG] [​IMG] )
    Have you seen the new "Alice in Wonderland" movie? If so then we named the two keets after some people in there! [​IMG]
    The stupid wild crazy one is Haymish ( <SP? ) and the nice friendly one is Alice! [​IMG]
    Tonight me and my litttle sister are going to bring Alice inside and watch "Alice in Wonderland" with her! [​IMG]
     
  7. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    so how did you end up with a house guinea? they are selling keets at the feed store but didn't think they'd do to well in a few months in the cold- just wondering about her story?
     
  8. melody123

    melody123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So does she wear a guinea diaper or is is possible to housebreak a guinea?
     
  9. trickiredhead

    trickiredhead Out Of The Brooder

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    Juju is my only surviving keet from me trying to incubate eggs. I had two survive but when I took them outside to get used to being outside the mob I have immediately started pciking on them. Juju I caught easily but the other one ran into the woods, I spent an hour trying to find it but that was like looking for a needle in a haystack. Juju was kept in a container in a high traffic area of the house for several weeks. She got used to people walking by, cats and a dog and a parrot above her. I picked her up everyday and just held her. One day I let her just run the house and she just made herself at home, she like to get in front of the TV and chase the things on the screen. If I am sitting in the recliner she comes and sits on me. When its time to go to bed she flys up on top of the parrots cage and roosts up there, much to his dismay. Now that she is a little older and losing her baby feathers I leave her outside during the day she has a safe place on the porch to go to if trouble comes around, she will try to follow my two chickens around, she does try to walk with the guinea group but they usually chase her. Oh, why I keep calling her a her is she does do the "buckwheat" call LOUDLY inside. I am really learning a lot about guineas and they are not as dumb as some people think. The other day a friend of mine was sitting in the recliner and was holding a paper plte, Juju shook the plate and the friend moved it and Juju got in the place where the plate was. She is a pretty neat little girl. As for her pooping she doesn't go as much as the parrot does, its easy to clean up and lately she is in mainly at night and has not had an accident inside. She is out during the day and brought inside at night. The place where she sleeps at night is on top of the parrot cage so if she goes at night it just goes to the bottom of the parrots cage and cleaned when his cage gets cleaned.
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    That is so neate! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Can we have another picture of her ... [​IMG] ??
     

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