Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Adventures of a Guinea

I am the ruler of these gardens!
No one is grander than I!
Each and every flower is under my care and protection...

...and the pink brings out my own natural beauty, yes?

...I even spy on the four-legged fuzzy things in the human-house,
but they think they are spying on me!

I suspect they think that I would be a tasty treat...
as if they could even catch me!

"Mmmmm, that's a mighty big turkey.
Can I catch it, Mom? Dad? Please?!"



Sara said...


I don't know about your cat, but I have five cats at the moment and they are all scared of my guinea fowl!

Sara from farmingfriends in the UK

Tristan said...

I suspect if our cats had to face her on the same side of the window that they, too, would be scared, but as the cats are indoor only they are thouroughly fascinated with the giant bird in the window. As an added bonus, Gloria's supply of seed is attracting a great many other beautiful birds, increasing the variety of "bird TV" for the household feline viewers. It's rather amusing watching her stare down a half-dozen bullying blue jays...they've figured out that she means business and don't question her hegemony over the food supply.

Do your Guineas have any sort of enclosure that keeps them from leaving, or are they just incredibly loyal birds?

Sara said...

Hi Tristan,

I started with 3 guineas which I kept in a hut for a period of time until they were used to their home and being fed by me. The other 15 I have, all hatched out on the farm so they have grown up here. They are creatures of habit and they like to wander around the field hedgerows, then as the sun begins to set they head back to their hut for their food, water and the safety of the hut from the fox.

If you keep feeding Gloria she will probably stay around. Does she roost in the trees at night?

I will keep checking your site for new photos and updates about the animals and particularly Gloria.

Sara from farmingfriends in the UK