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Castration Day

My 3 little bucklings got castrated today. It was time. Soon all those bucky behavior will be over. Wee wee on the face, trying to mount the girls and ladies.

Our vet Magnus came ready for a big job. My boys are young but were all 3, quite well endowed. Magnus was so surprised at the size if their pouches.

They were sedated and fell asleep. A local was given to lessen any pain.

While my boys were out, I did pedicures and they got their ear tags.

All went according to plan. All 3 are up and eating.

We are happy it’s all done.

Pearl’s Grandbabies

My little Pearl’s chicks are all grown up with chicks of their own. Last night I saw two mommies who have been nesting together in a little hutch, outside. There were 2 eggs in the hutch.

The hutch is actually the top portion of a covered cat litter pan. We RECYCLE and REUSE as often as we can at Gullringstorp.

This tiny family unit consists of 3 ladies and 1 rooster. Oliver has been the best to his ladies. Very often, I’ve opened their door to find all 4 cuddled up inside the tiny hutch.

With the 2 mommies outside last night, I was so worried something had happened to the babies. The one mommy stood up and I saw tiny feet x2!!!

Not sure if both mommies actually sat on an egg each or if one stayed to keep the other company. How ever it can be broken down, those two chicks will be loved and cared for by the entire family.

When I saw the babies out with the larger hens, I got scared. I’ve always separated mommies and babies to safe guard them from the adults who can be very mean and cruel.

When I brought out the new container, I saw the babies just navigating their way between all the adult legs. They were with their family and they were safe.

We are just delighted to welcome these 2 to Gullringstorp

Rain !!!

We finally have rain at Gullringstorp after an extremely hot and dry summer.

Our boys are out because they hate inside days.

Our mothers and babies are inside today. They all received yummy branches to occupy their time.


My little Jill has laid eggs. I wonder if we will have babies. Sweet Jack & Jill. 😊❤️🍼#africanalbinodwarffrogs #africanfrogs #dwarffrogs #pet


You can not believe how happy this makes me. I found this beautiful pillow with a removable cover and thought it would be great for my Boris. I know, not the couch or my bed but for Boris. Well, it has been in his enclosure for 3 days and he’s been so afraid of it. I placed it so he would have to pass over it to reach his meal and water bowl. He wouldn’t even look in that direction. I just walked in to see my Boris all comfy cozy on his new pillow. He still has his fish pillow on the other side. I am so happy!!😁❤ #greeniguana #iguana #iguanasofinstagram #reptile

First Wash

Today I washed my new cage liners for my two piggies, Punch & Judi.

I purchased these as reversible so that I could get longer wear. I was able to use the blue side for 5 days then turned the liners over to have a clean blue side.

My new cage liners washed up and dried like a dream. Fluffy and soft. No bunching or shrinkage.

So very happy with this purchase.

If you have piggies or small pets on fleece, I recommend CottonTailPatterns on Etsy. They are out of the UK and do ship WORLDWIDE. Great product and work.


Clouds over Gullringstorp, before the rain.


My sweet little Tana.

Tonight’s Dinner

Good evening from Gullringstorp!

Tonight’s dinner:

Sticky Asian Wings

Garlic Sautéed Pak Choi

Jasmine Rice


House Cleaning

My piggies Punch & Judi got a clean enclosure this morning.

I have my piggies on comfortable fleece instead of shavings. It may be an initial out lay of funds but these can be washed dried and re used for years. It’s also quite comfy on wee piggy feet.

Their enclosure is sprayed down with a water/vinegar soloution and wiped down.

The piggies wait patiently in a container lined with a towel.

I’ve replaced the soiled liners with my brand new cage liners. These beautiful reversible liners have the best absorbent inner material, Zorb. It holds X10 its weight in liquid. This material pulls all liquids away from the top layer of fleece, leaving it soft and dry for my piggies. I also have sweet little pads for any water bottle leakage.

I also put up their new chew garlands. So cute from the Chinchilla Lady.

I’m very happy with my new cage liners.

Thank you, Helen of CottonTailPatterns in the UK.