Does anyone check on guinea pigs in rescue?

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:28 am


I'll go back and check again tomorrow just in case they were being checked out by the vet or something. Their cage hadn't been cleared out yet and their placards were still there.

TheCageCleaner

Post   » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:59 pm


For bedding, could you potentially donate some fleece to them? If they have the capability to wash it, it would provide a lot of piggies more comfort.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:19 pm


I actually have a ton of fleece, but I doubt they would use it. I can donate paper bedding. The problem is that they use the same bedding for the rabbits, who get more resources than the guinea pigs. There's currently 20 or more rabbits there. They always get a big influx of them for the several months after Easter. People get bunnies for their kids and once they figure out how much work it is, they get dumped at the humane society. It's really a shame. There ought to be a law.

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ItsaZoo

Post   » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:23 pm


It would be nice if you could sponsor a cage for certain types of animals. Our Humane Society takes Kennel sponsorship but I don’t know if it’s just critters in general or certain small pets. Cats and dogs have their own space but critters are in a separate room.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:32 am


Our Humane Society doesn't do sponsorship. I'll just have to keep donating hay and pellets. I checked on Foxy and Banana today and they're doing well. Still wishing I could adopt them, but with 4 boars, I just can't.

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ItsaZoo

Post   » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:06 pm


I do the same thing with donations. A liquidation store had lots of pet foods and supplies at a discount so I bought a bunch of dog, cat, and guinea pig supplies to donate. It’s a good excuse to shop for bargains!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:43 am


It's also a good excuse to go see the guinea pigs! I've been there enough times checking on Foxy and Banana that they perk up when I walk into the small animal room. I think they expect to come home with me one of these times. It kills me that I can't. 6 guinea pigs and a mixture of unaltered boars and sows is just asking for disaster. So I'll keep the visits and donations coming.

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Post   » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:15 am


You just need a bigger house!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:10 am


Right! I wouldn't have a problem having 6 guinea pigs if I had a bigger place. It's the mixture of unaltered boars and sows. It'd be just my luck that they'd find a way to get together despite my best efforts to avoid it.

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Sef
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Post   » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:58 pm


Love finds a way. ;)

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:53 pm


Murphy's law is very clear on this 😋. Meanwhile, Foxy and Banana are still at the Humane Society. I couldn't go into the room to visit them today because they were doing an introduction with one of the rabbits and a potential adopter. I watched them through the glass and they were pretty active. I'll take them some treats tomorrow.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:00 pm


I went to see Foxy and Banana today and brought them some toy snacks in the form of Oxbow timothy hay twists. They were happy to see me and let me get quick photos. There was a new little girl named Pearl there too but she was way too shy to do more than poke her nose out of the hidey and wheek when she heard the package rustle. I managed to get a timothy twist by the opening which she drug into the hidey. She's very small, so I bet she's only a few months old. Hopefully she'll warm up to me.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:51 pm


Aw, I love the soft little nose of the guinea pig in the last picture! And what beautiful eyes! I hope there's a loving home in her future!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:50 am


That's Banana. She's a little shy, but she'll come out to see me and take treats from my hand. Foxy climbs on the side of the cage to sniff my hand and nibble on it. She's full Abby, sweet little guinea pig cheeks and all. She and Scruffy would make the cutest pups. Don't worry LOL, that's not going to happen.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:48 pm


Went by to drop off more pellets for Foxy, Banana and Pearl only to find out that Foxy and Banana were adopted out this morning. I'm happy for them, but at the same time, I'll miss them. Pearl came out of her house to meet me at sniff my hand. I gave her another timothy chew and while she was nibbling on it; much to my surprise, out of the house comes this much larger female who was none other than Strawberry.

As disappointed as I was to see her returned to the Humane Society, I was also glad to see her again. She must have remembered me too because she climbed on the side of the cage and purred. So what happened to her partner, Shortcake? Nobody at the Humane Society could tell me anything.

She and Pearl seemed to get along fine. Little Pearl was right there next to her while I was in the room and was looking to her I guess for security. I stayed with them for awhile and they ate some hay and pellets. This is pure torture for me. I cannot adopt or foster these girls. However, I can and will continue to keep tabs on them.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:58 pm


I finally feel better today, so I went to the humane society to check on the piggies and they only have one. She's a young American Satin named Cinnamon Roll. She's so beautiful too. She's a solid brindle color. Unfortunately, she is too shy to come out to see me or let me take her photo.

I looked at the pellets in her bowel and they appear to be the ones I donated. I've given them about 15 lbs of them so far. The caregiver left the feeding cart in the room and I couldn't help notice the plastic pitcher marked as guinea pig food. It was not filled with the same pellets. It had some mixture of pellets, pumpkin seeds, nuts, smaller seeds like a bird would eat and that cat food looking kibble. GRRR! I should have dumped it out! I just can't get it through their heads that those things are bad for guinea pigs!

I'll keep an eye on that little girl until she gets adopted. She kinda small, which suggests that she's very young. Hopefully she'll find a good home.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:38 pm


I hear your frustration! Especially after you donated good pellets!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:15 pm


It's been a while since they've had guinea pigs at our Humane Society, but now they've got 4. Two of them are bonded 3 year old females and the other two are 5 month old boys in separate cages. Makes me wonder if they are litter mates and why they are not together. They wouldn't come out to see me and neither would the girls, so I couldn't get pictures. I lifted the platform the baby boys were under and got a good look at them. They're brown and white and so tiny! I hope they get adopted soon.

They were very busy today, so I didn't get to find out why they are separate. I'll go back when they aren't so busy and ask. Maybe I can get them paired for them so they don't have to be alone. I don't get why these pigs are so scared. My two guys, Mr Bubbles and Scruffy; whom I've had since they were only 5 weeks old have always been friendly and outgoing. They've always came up to the side of the cage for attention, regardless of who approaches them. My rescue pigs, Sammy and Dean were very skidish when I first got them, but now they too come to the side of the cage to greet people. They still run and hide sometimes, but they've gotten better about that too.

I know that guinea pigs can be skidish and they frighten easily, but with lots of love and attention, they get very social with humans. What are people doing with these pigs to make them so much more skidish like that?

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:50 pm


Hard to know! I hope they were humanely kept.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:10 pm


Yeah, I can't stand to even think of anything bad happening to these precious little ones. If they were mistreated; or neglected, which is just as bad, they're in a better situation at the Humane Society. I only hope that they will get adopted into a loving home with people who will give them the care they deserve.

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