You're in for an extra special treat. Billy the Pig @piggusbiggus is here to tell you all about himself.
What's it like to be a guinea pig?
It’s wonderful as long as you enjoy vegetables and cuddles. I can recommend the lifestyle.
How old were you when you moved in with your family? Were you a rescue?
I was about 4 months old when I employed my current staff. My real mummy had died and the family I was with couldn’t look after me because I was sick and they didn’t have much money for vet fees.
Who named you? Why Billy?
My first family named me Billy so I insisted that my staff called me that too.
How would you describe your personality?
Friendly, outgoing, cheeky and snuggly. Sometimes all at once.
Do you have a sibling?
I did, but I lost track of them when I employed my new staff.
Do you have a mischief incident that is still talked about with your family?
I like to hide behind my female staff’s African baskets to make them think I’ve disappeared, or been eaten by a snake.
Tell me about an Awww moment that made your pawrents melt.
Whenever I roll onto my side and close my eyes while sitting on my staff’s lap.
Do you have any health issues?
I had a bad tummy bug when I joined my present staff, but they took me to the vet and bought medicine and gave me the best possible care. I’m better now but I still have a slightly sensitive tummy.
Do you like to be handled?
I love it. In fact I insist upon it
Do you like one hooman over another?
Yes, I prefer the one with the food.
What are your favorite foods and toys?
My favourite food is basil and I have a lovely plastic tunnel to play in.
What is your birth date, or Gotcha Day date?
I share my birthday with my male staff. 1st February.
When did you join Twitter and what clubs do you belong to?
I joined Twitter in 2011 and I belong to the CIA (Cavies in Australia.)
What are you known for on Twitter by your Anipal furends?
I think I’m most famous for my Billy The Pig blog. http://pemery.blogspot.com.au/
Thanks Billy! Check out my mom's blog to meet Billy's staff, Peter at Kept by Cats.