Earth Our Home Too :) Booboo, Titi and Teddy

Booboo (8)Who are Booboo, Titi and Teddy? They are cute guinea pigs living with Megan, a 23 year old girl from the Netherlands. She is their care taker and owner. On her site she posts pictures of these cute creatures and more interesting things about the three friends.

Something you should know about Guinea Pigs : Not all Guinea Pigs are as lucky as Booboo, Titi and Teddy to find a sweet home. 

Despite their common name, these animals are not in the pig family, nor are they from Guinea. The guinea pig, also called the cavy, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.

Biological experimentation on guinea pigs has been carried out since the 17th century. The animals were frequently used as a model organism in the 19th and 20th centuries, resulting in the epithet “guinea pig” for a test subject, but have since been largely replaced by other rodents such as mice and rats. They are still used in research, primarily as models for human medical conditions such as juvenile diabetestuberculosisscurvy, and pregnancy complications.

They originated in the Andes, and earlier studies based on biochemistry and hybridization suggested they are domesticated descendants of a closely related species of cavy such as Cavia apereaC. fulgida, or C. tschudii and, therefore, do not exist naturally in the wild.

In Western societies, the guinea pig has enjoyed widespread popularity as a household pet since its introduction by European traders in the 16th century. Their docile nature, their responsiveness to handling and feeding, and the relative ease of caring for them, continue to make the guinea pig a popular pet. Organizations devoted to competitive breeding of guinea pigs have been formed worldwide, and many specialized breeds of guinea pig, with varying coat colors and compositions, are cultivated by breeders.

When we found the picture of this cute Guinea pig, Booboo on the internet our search brought an interesting biography of this little one. On her website Megan says

    I love to take pictures of Booboo! She’s the perfect model, cooperative, versatile and very relaxed! Booboo is a 2 year old blond guinea pig. There’s no special meaning behind the name, my sister came up with the name and I thought “cute!” She’s not that social to other guinea pigs though, I would say a spirited lady. She also doesn’t walk, stays if you put her somewhere till you pick her up again. Quite spoiled and often not interested in things. I think all these things give her a strong and unique character! Unfortunately she can’t get babies anymore, she’s too old for that now. I really would like to see guinea pigs being born, so cute! Currently living together with Teddy (female guinea pig) in her Eco Habitat. She has also lived with Titi, Titi is with my sister now. In my Booboo and her friends portfolio you can see more of her and her friends!

Propel Steps thank sweet souls like Megan and many who takes care of such cute animals, who lost their natural habitat in wild. They cannot survive in wild anymore. So we must thank humans like Megan are filling the lives of Guinea pigs with love. 🙂


Courtesy : Megan via www.lieveheersbeestje.org/, Wikipedia and Google

 

Know : Life Span of Animals : List

Life Span of Animal : List

Animal

Average Life Span of Animal (Years)

African Grey Parrot

50

Alligator

68

Amazon Parrot

80

American Alligator

56

American Box Turtle

123

American Newt

3

American Toad

15

Angleworm

15

Anole

3

Ant (Queen)

3

Ant (Worker)

1/2

Asian elephant

40

B

 

Bare Eyed Cockatoo

40

Bat

24

Bear

40

Beaver

20

Bee (Queen)

5

Bee (Worker)

1

Binturong

18

Bison

30

Blackbird

18

Boa Constrictor

23

Bottlenose Dolphin

20

Box Turtle

123

Budgerigar

18

Bull

28

Bull Frog

16

Bull Snake

18

C

 

Caiman

28

Camel

50

Canada Goose

33

Canary

20

Canvasback duck

19

Capybara

12

Carp

100

Cat

25

Catfish

60

Chicken

15

Chinchilla

20

Chimpanzee

40

Chipmunk

12

Cicada

17

Civet

13

Cobra

28

Cockatiel

32

Common Goldeneye

17

Congo Eel

27

Conure

25

Cottonmouth Mocassin

21

Cottontail

10

Cow

22

Crocodile

45

D

 

Deer

35

Dog, large

10

Dog

22

Domestic Pigeon

26

Donkey

45

E

 

Eagle

55

Eclectus Parrot

20

Eel

55

Egyptian Goose

28

Elephant

70

Elk

22

English Sparrow

23

F

 

Fence Lizard

4

Ferret

12

Flying Squirrel

14

Fox

14

G

 

Galah

26

Galapagos Land Tortoise

193

Gerbil

5

Giant Salamander

55

Giant Tortoise

152

Goat 

15

Golden Hamster

4

Gorilla

20

Gouldian finch

6

Great Horned Owl

68

Green Frog

10

Grey Cheeked Parrot

15

Grey Squirrel

20

Grizzly bear

32

Grouse

10

Guinea Pig

8

H

 

Hare

10

Hellbender

29

Hippopotamus

45

Hog 

18

Horse

40

House Mouse

4

Human

70-80

Humming Bird

8

I

 

 

 

J

 

 

 

K

 

Kangaroo

9

Koala

8

L

 

Leopard

17

Leopard Frog

6

Lion 

35

Lobster

15

M

 

Macaw

50

Mallard

20

Mongoose

12

Mosquitofish

2

Mountain Lion

20

Mouse 

4

Mudpuppy

9

Muscrat

6

Mynah 

8

N

 

Newt

7

Norwegian Rat

4

Nutria 

15

O

 

Opossum

4

Ox 

20

P

 

Painted Turtle 

11

Parrot

80

Pea Fowl 

20

Pheasant 

18

Pig (wild) 

25

Pigeon 

11

Pionus Parrot 

15

Platypus 

10

Polar bear

20

Porcupine 

20

Prarie Dog 

10

Q

 

Quail 

6

R

 

Rabbit 

9

Rainbow Lorikeet

15

Rat Snake 

23

Rattlesnake 

22

Red Eared Turtle

7

Redhead Duck 

17

Rhinoceros 

40

Rosella 

15

S

 

Sea Lion

14

Sheep

15

Snapping Turtle

57

South African Clawed Toad

15

Squirrel

16

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

40

Superb Parrot

36

Swan 

10-12

T

 

Tapir 

30

Tasmanian Tiger

7

Teal 

20

Tiger 

22

Tiger Salamander

11

Toad 

36

Toucan 

6

Tree Frog 

14

Trumpeter Swan

33

Turkey Buzzard

18

U

 

 

 

V

 

 

 

W

 

Whistling Duck

15

Wombat 

15

Wolf 

18

Woodchuck

15

X

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

Z

 

Zebra Finch 

17

Note: Since this is just an average life expectancy, no doubt you will always have some exceptions. You will definitely have a few animals exceeding their life span.

Some animals life span might seem very short while others are reasonably long when compared to other animal species. However, the average life expectancy of a given animal is determined by factors such as genetic makeup, metabolic rate, body size, age of sexual maturity etc. It is important to note also that some domesticated animal can live longer or shorter than if they were living in their natural environment (habitat). The reason for this may due to conditions such as new lifestyle, change of diet, disease, predator (absent), etc. Therefore, in spite of the fact that many of these values given in the list below are based on the records taken from various sources, it should not be seen as the absolute maximum lifespan.

Courtesy and Source : My Universal Facts

Earth is our home too : Charming Rodents :)

Some people really love their adoring pets and the pets are lucky to find a home sweet home.

Colin Mclaughlin’s charming pet rodents Chester and Sam are doing awesome works 🙂 They are from Maryland, USA. The two-and-a-half-year-old guinea pigs‘ photos will amaze you! Cute Pets

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Image Courtesy : Colin Mclaughlin and Google