The guinea pig, pebbles, is still going strong and is into his 4th year of life. They can live to 7 or 8 years, so he still have plenty of time yet. He has spent the winter in his hutch in the quailarium, out of the horrid weather. He returned to the garden this weekend and had a lovely day playing in the grass and munching his way through a cabbage on Saturday.
The tortoises, Tom and Bertha, are still hibernating. I am not keen on this, the uncertainty of them waking. Hubby has check on them from time to time, and they are alive, but still sound asleep. Travis, our Herman torty, doesn't hibernate and he is relieved the weather has warmed up as he has spent the last few days out in the garden enjoying the warm sun on his shell. I wish the other 2 would hurry and wake up so the family can be reunited.
The lizard and snake are lizardy and snakey. The seasonal change doesn't really bother them. The fish also couldn't careless what time of year it is, apart from those in the pond who are also enjoying the balmy spring sunshine as they are eating again. The frogs in the pond are being very vocal, and appear to be giving eachother piggy backs around the edges. I guess it saves energy. :)
That is it on the animal front for now. Rumour has it that we might turn the now defunct playhouse at the back end of the garden into a chicken house over the spring, so perhaps some new feathered friends might make an appearance in our lives. I have my heart set on some kune kune pigs but alas that fantasy will have to wait until we sell up and move somewhere with a paddock or 2 for me to fill with bleating, oinking, mooing critters.