A Guinea Pig in Need, is a Good Pet Indeed or, Why Adopt?

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Wheekers3

Post   » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:25 pm


... and still has never bitten anyone.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:46 pm


I can't remember how old Lil Bits is. Her original name was Bella.

It's terrible to not remember.

Talishan
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Post   » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:28 am


1. Take care of yourself. They'll be fine. Really. ;-) You can't care for them properly and give them the best you have if you are still recovering.

2. When you have had lots, and cared for them all well, and loved them all, you still can't keep track. That's okay. My husband and I got our first in 2001. There are now 17 resting in the back yard. My husband knows where all their graves and markers are. I don't. I started to feel badly about that, then thought, "well, it's better to have given 17 a good life, and take good care of the 4 we have now, than to remember where they all are."

My $0.02 only.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:54 pm


Thanks Talishan.

They are clean, dry and tummies full. Mr.Wheekers is a keeper.

Talishan
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Post   » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:06 pm


That's what counts. ;-)

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Wheekers3

Post   » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:23 pm


He even gives little kisses on their heads. What a man!

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Wheekers3

Post   » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:36 pm


We got Stella in 2005? Time has flown and seasons passed. Stella is quite old now and showing it. She is thin, and injured her back last summer. Since then she is no longer allowed upstairs as I suspect it was the cause of injury. The hayrack is now the ground.

Her attitude is fairly good. She occasionally suffers from her past back injury, but has always felt better in a day or so.

She is going to be the partial ending of keeping these wonderful cheeky pets. Lil Bit continues to be her hairstylist and snack tester. I have a heavy heart.

Soon Lil Bits will be an only pig I'm afraid.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:34 pm


It was 2008, my mistake, but still a good life.

Talishan
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Post   » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:11 am


As long as she is comfortable most of the time, and happy, she knows she is loved. Blessings and joy to her this autumn.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:34 pm


Oh yeah, she certainly loves snacktime. That is our guideline.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:43 am


Stella passed away last night after a series of back to back siezures. She was in my home for 7 lovely years.

She never did bite anyone. ( she was an accused biter ) She always brought happiness to whomever was lucky enough to hold her.

Talishan
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Post   » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:13 am


Godspeed and safe passage, Stella. You are loved and will always be remembered ... and your story has helped many, many other pigs. Let that be your legacy.

Hugs to you and yours, Wheekers3. She was not in discomfort for very long. Peace to her now, and to you.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:19 am


Thank You, I hadn't thought of it like that.

She was some pig...

Talishan
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Post   » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:44 am


She still is. ;-)

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Post   » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:14 am


I'm so sorry that Stella is gone. She had so much happiness and love in your home. She truly was a beautiful princess.

Joanna hj

Post   » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:39 pm


On the other hand you need to be careful about who adopts you own guinea pigs. I had two guinea pigs thinking they were of the same sexe.and ended up with 2 beautiful healthy cubs. But they were a handful, so i wanted to give them a good home .my best friend said her cousin was lovely and can take care of them. I sent jumper to her thinking he would have a good home. We named him jumper bcz since he was few weeks old he started making crazy high jumps.
A month later i called the girl and asked her to send me jumper's pics
i was shocked to see that he was half of the size of his brother zoro which i was taking care of. He looked ill
i went nuts and i told her i want him back
She sent him back in a box. Though i gave her a huge cage.
He was filthy, scare, and didn't like to be touched. When i fed him he was eating like he hasn't eaten for a week.
Now jumper is recovering at home with his family, he is still thinner than the others and less social but few weeks ago he started jumping again!

Talishan
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Post   » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:34 pm


You were very wise to follow up on him. You saved his life by getting him back, make no mistake.

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Wheekers3

Post   » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:30 am


Lil Bits has now gone and is with her friends at the Endless Salad bar. She had been suffering with some problems, weight especially, and had been struggling since August. Several vet visits were no help.

We have no pigs here anymore. I miss her and them everytime a plastic bag gets crinkled and there is no resulting wheeking. It is the end of an era here.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:09 am


I am so sorry, Wheekers3.

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Post   » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:29 am


Awww. Wheekers3, I'm so sorry!

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