Here are all the piggies available in my area.
Piglet and Hammy http://www.humanesociety.mb.ca/adooth.html
Piglet is a female about 1year old.
Hammy is a female of unknown age (atleast 2years)
Baby pig one
Baby pig two
Mama pig and baby pig 3
I don't know what I'm going to do. Hammy really interests me but I'm concerned about her unknown age. Maybe I'll keep waiting for awhile longer.
In 2002 she was abandoned at the Winnipeg Humane Society. She was left in a box with no information about her or her age. She seemed young though. She was later adopted from the humane society. In April of 2004 Hammy's owner died and Hammy went to live with her owners sister. In May 2004 Hammy's owners sister's landlord found out about Hammy and said she had to go. So she arrived back at the Winnipeg Humane Society.
Poor girl has been bounced around quite a bit.
Obviously, I'd have to change her name (who names a guinea pig "Hammy"? That's like naming a dog "Kitty".)
- Knee Deep
Anyways, I'm also a sucker for hard-luck cases. Hammy is a beautiful pig, and I'm sure you'd give her a great home. But if you think about it, all animals waiting for adoption at shelters and animal controls are kind of hard luck cases, so when do you choose? Sorry for being devil's advocate.
Then again, older animals are harder to adopt out, so maybe it would be best for you to take Hammy. There was a 14 year old dog at the Toronto Humane Society for quite some time, but now she's off the site, I don't know if she was adopted or not.
Its no easy choice. Maybe you should just take the trip to Winnipeg and let your heart decide when you see the pigs. Logic fails in these situations.
Hammy is beautiful. Then again, so is Piglet. So are the baby pigs (though that picture of baby pig 1 looks like a mouse).
I would say give Hammy a try. I am sure Elvis will love having a wife!
Back to the waiting game.