Meet the Pettyfur Guinea Pigs! Flair introduced the family in 2007. They were a UK only release. However, Calico Critters has added the mother, Penny, to their line, along with two additional babies, Patty and Paden. There is a separate post with more photos for Patty and Paden’s Double Stroller Set.
Two standing babies are also part of the UK Pettyfur family, but they are not yet part of my collection.
Official UK Biography Information
Father Peter Pettyfur is a great ideas man when it comes to saving money. “Turn the lights out and the TV off when you leave the room.” “You only need four inches of bath water.” and “Turn the radiators down; if you’re cold put on a jumper.” are just a few of his better ideas!
Mother Penny Pettyfur is a very caring person who sorts out everyone’s problems. She has time for all, but no time for silly ideas or arguments, so she agrees with her husband, Peter’s, latest wonder plan with a wink and a smile to her children!
Brother Andrew Pettyfur is the hardworking member of the family; he has to be because he aims to keep the peace by implementing his father’s money saving ideas. His worst job is washing up as soon as the meal is finished, before what’s left on the plates begins to stick and dry…it saves on washing up liquid!
Sister Nicola Pettyfur is the ‘saleswoman’ of the family which is why she loves her father, Peter’s ideas…she sells them to her friends in the school playground. “Give me 50p and I’ll tell you how to save £8.75 a year,” gets them everytime!
Baby Brother Simon Pettyfur spends his every waking moment on his toy phone, chatting away about this and that. When Penny, his mother, calls him in for tea, she has to pretend to phone him, otherwise he won’t hear her – he’s on the phone! (Not pictured)
Baby Sister Lindsay Pettyfur is very loud and boisterous; the nursery is her kingdom and she rules it! Peter, her father, can’t even turn a light off in the nursery without her say so! She is also the best at spelling in Nursery School and is always correcting her family. (Not pictured)
The Pettyfurs are nicely outfitted in some distinctive clothing. Peter has a dapper red velvet waistcoat and striped trousers, while Penny’s dress has a wonderful star print. Nicola’s dress has an apron, which is somewhat unusual for a sister.
Here’s a photo of the family of four, plus Patty and Paden from the Calico Critters set.
The Pettyfurs are retired, so your best option to find them is ebay. They are well worth the effort, as they are both unique and adorable. I love their chubby guinea pig faces!