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Friendly Guineas

Our birds that free range love to come visit for a bit on the porch.

Lately, one visitor in particular has been most insistent. In fact, I think he’s spending almost all day long either chilling on the porch or hanging out near it. For sure, every time I go out, he’s there, and every time I come in, he’s peeking through the door to see what’s going on.

See, there he is! He’s even started enlisting a little lavender girl to help him keep an eye out for treats.

Back to the subject at hand. . . friendly guineas 🙂 Usually guineas and the word friendly rarely appear in the same sentence. Even though they’ve been kept in captivity for literally thousands of years (Did you know, the Egyptians had incubators capable of holding thousands of guinea eggs), they’ve just never been a bird that is known for desiring human contact. Not only are they wild looking, but they’ve managed to retain quite a lot of those wild instincts from their ancestors.

We’ve had guineas for a decade now, and the closest I’ve come to being on friendly terms with them is having a few that would occasionally eat treats from my hand. Until now. . .

I don’t usually name guineas as they look so similar, but I may just have to change that for these two 🙂

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