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 : A Big List of Animal Sounds

Here is a big list of how we call the sounds of Animals in English. If you want to know how they call the sounds in any other language, please use this useful website What is Called

Alligators hiss, grunt, roar, quak,
Antelopes snort,
Anteaters hrow, Lesser Anteater.jpg
Badgers growl,
Bats screech, Big-eared-townsend-fledermaus.jpg
Bears growl, groan, moan, roar,
Bees hum, buzz, Honeybee landing on milkthistle02.jpg
Beetles drone, click, Drawing-1.png
Birds chirrup, chirp, twitter, tweet, sing, whistle, Bird Diversity 2013.png
Bitterns boom,  American Bittern Seney NWR 1.jpg
Blackbirds whistle, Common Blackbird (turdus merula).jpg
Bonobos chirp, squeal, screech, shriek, squeak, hoot, Bonobo 0155.jpg
Calves bleat,
Camels grunt, 2011 Trampeltier 1528.JPG
Capuchins chirp, chatter, trill, Capuchin Costa Rica.jpg
Cats mew, purr, meow, miaow, hiss, yowl, screech, caterwaul, Cat poster 2.jpg
Chaffinch ow, Chaffinch (fringilla coelebs) m.jpg
Chickens cluck, cackle, bock, chirp, crow, screech, peep, cockadoodledoo, Female pair.jpg
Chimpanzees pant-hoot, grunt, scream, chatter, screech, bark, Pan troglodytes (male).jpg
Chinchillas squeak, Standardchinchilla.jpg
Cicadas chirp, Tibicen linnei.jpg
Cows moo, low, bawl (calf), bellow, CH cow 2.jpg
Coyotes yelp, cry, snarl, 2009-Coyote-Yosemite.jpg
Crickets chirp, creak,
Crows caw, cah, Corvus-brachyrhynchos-001.jpg
Cuckoos coo, cuckoo,
Curlews pipe, Curlew - natures pics.jpg
Deer bell,
Dingos bark, cry, Dingo walking.jpg
Dogs bark, woof, arf, bay, bow-wow, howl, yap, YellowLabradorLooking new.jpg
Dolphins click, Bottlenose Dolphin KSC04pd0178.jpg
Donkeys bray, hee-haw, Donkey 1 arp 750px.jpg
Doves coo-coo, Rock dove - natures pics.jpg
Ducks quack, Bucephala-albeola-010.jpg
Eagles scream,  
Elephants trumpet, roar, moan, rumble,
Emus drum, Emu-wild.jpg
Falcons chant, Brown-Falcon,-Vic,-3.1.2008.jpg
Ferrets dook, Ferret 2008.png
Flies buzz, hum, Diptera1.jpg
Foxes bark, yelp, simper, Fuzzy Freddy.jpg
Frogs croak, ribbit, gribbit, Caerulea3 crop.jpg
Geese cackle, gobble, hiss, honk, quack,
Gibbons whoop, chirp, screech, wail, Hylobates lar pair of white and black 01.jpg
Giraffes bleat,
Goats bleat, baa, Hausziege 04.jpg
Gorillas hoot, bark, grunt, whine, pock, pant, Male gorilla in SF zoo.jpg
Grasshoppers chirp, Young grasshopper on grass stalk02.jpg
Guinea pigs squeak, Two adult Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcellus).jpg
Hamsters squeak, Syrian hamster filling his cheek pouches with Dandelion leaves.JPG
Hares squeak, Hare.jpg
Hens cackle, cluck Female pair.jpg
Hermit crabs chirp,
Hippopotamuses bellow, rumble, roar, growl, Hippopotamus - 04.jpg
Hogs grunt, snort, Female pair.jpg
Horses neigh, snort, whinny, nicker, sputter, Nokota Horses cropped.jpg
Humans whisper, hum, whistle, cry, scream, sing, talk, moan, laugh, sputter, mimic other animals, coo, Akha cropped hires.JPG
Hummingbirds hum, twitter, Archilochus-alexandri-002-edit.jpg
Hyenas laugh, scream, whoop,
Jackals gecker, howl, Jackal Cape cross 2009.JPG
Jays chatter, screech, Garrulus glandarius 1 Luc Viatour.jpg
Kangaroos chortle,
Koalas scream, bellow, wail, Koala climbing tree.jpg
Komodo dragons growl, snarl, hiss, Komodo dragon with tongue.jpg
Lambs bleat, baa, Flock of sheep.jpg
Larks sing, warble, Alauda arvensis 2.jpg
Linnets chuckle, Carduelis cannabina -England -male-8.jpg
Lions roar, growl, Lion waiting in Namibia.jpg
Llamas maw, Llama lying down.jpg
Magpies chatter,
Mice squeak and squeal, Мышь 2.jpg
Monkeys chatter, gecker, gibber, whoop, screech,
Moose bellow, Moose superior.jpg
Mosquitoes whine, Mosquito 2007-2.jpg
Narwhals squeal,
Nightingales pipe, sing, warble, Nachtigall (Luscinia megarhynchos)-2.jpg
Okapis cough, bellow, Okapia johnstoni -Marwell Wildlife, Hampshire, England-8a.jpg
Orangutans Groan, grunt, smooch, wheeze, chirp, squeal, sputter, Orang Utan, Semenggok Forest Reserve, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.JPG
Ostriches chirp, bark, hiss, low hum, Ostriches cape point cropped 2.jpg
Owls hoot, scream, screech, shriek Athene noctua (cropped).jpg
Oxen bellow, low,
Parrots mimic a variety of sounds, screech, squawk,
Peacocks scream, Paonroue.JPG
Peafowls scream,
Pigs snort, grunt, squeal, oink, Sow with piglet.jpg
Pigeons coo, Rock dove - natures pics.jpg
Porpoises whistle, click Harbor.Porpoise.4.jpg
Prairie dogs bark,
Puffins chirp, Puffin002.jpg
Queleas chatter,
Rabbits squeak, drum, growl (when cornered) Rabbit in montana.jpg
Raccoons trill, Raccoon climbing in tree - Cropped and color corrected.jpg
Rats squeak, eek, brux, Rattus norvegicus 1.jpg
Ravens croak,
Rhinoceros bellow, Diceros bicornis.jpg
Robins chirp, Rouge gorge familier - crop (WB correction).jpg
Rooks caw, Corvus frugilegus -Dartmoor, Devon, England-8.jpg
Roosters crow,
Seagulls scream, squawk, mew Seagull in flight by Jiyang Chen.jpg
Seals bark, Pinniped collage.png
Sheep bleat, baa,
Snakes hiss, Coast Garter Snake.jpg
Sparrows chirp, twitter, House Sparrow mar08.jpg
Squirrels squeak, chatter, click,
Stags bellow, Red deer stag 2009 denmark.jpg
Swallows twitter, squeal, Red-rumpedSwallow01.jpg
Swans cry, Cygnus olor 2 (Marek Szczepanek).jpg
Tapirs whistle, squeak, Tapirus terrestris.jpg
Tigers growl, roar, snarl, Tiger in the water.jpg
Thrushes whistle, sing, American Robin 0025.jpg
Tokay Geckos croak, Tokay.jpg
Turkeys gobble, 2006-ca-turkey.jpg
Vervets chirp, chatter, grunt, bark, coo, sputter,
Vultures scream, Eagle beak sideview A.jpg
Walruses groan, Noaa-walrus22.jpg
Whales sing, Eubalaena glacialis with calf.jpg
Wolves howl, cry, yell, Wolf, voor de natuur, Saxifraga - Jan Nijendijk.5097.jpg
Wrens trill, warble, Cistothorus palustris Iona.jpg
Yaks low, moan, Bos grunniens at Letdar on Annapurna Circuit.jpg
Zebras whinny, whoop,

Note : The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject says Wikipedia

Courtesy and Source : Wikipedia