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.
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.
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?