But that care sheet sounds not too bad. Yes it would be great to try to get them to change the weak points, but that's something that generally has to be done at the corporate level. So we just run off Teresa's care sheets and bring them in. See:
The pet store without the care sheet is violating the law. I would report them to AC.
There's a little Peruvian girl at PHS, did you see her?
I know someone in South Bay looking for a long haired female and will call him tomorrow.
CP, you were close. It's "Here Comes Trouble."
I was reading about the San Gabriel rescues (haven't read the entire thread, though). We have a lone boar, 1 yr old. He probably needs a buddy, and we'd like to consider adopting a younger one. Problem is, it is a long drive to there for us (too far to go back and forth if they were incompatible, and we specifically want to do this for his happiness- not as an extra cage situation), and we would need some guidance for paring them up safely. He has never had a cage mate since we got him as a baby, so I can't say how his personality would be in regards to that.
If anyone in the LA area can help us, please reply.
Inyo county... the closest big town is Lancaster/Palmdale, even that is about 3 1/2- 4 hrs drive from us, but is right outside of LA.
Ridgecrest is only about 2 1/2 hrs from us, but I have never heard of any GP rescues there.
every once in a while I do go to the Lancaster area, and it's a "do-able" drive there and back for me in the same day.
The LA/ Orange County areas, my husband goes to sometimes. It might work out for him to do a pick-up from there, but then there's the compatibility issue for the GP's.
PS, look up Bishop, Calif on a web map... hwy 395 north of LA.
Do you know whether or not your Palmdale-going volunteer has access to a place there for hosting a GP buddy intro? or would the results of such a session even be reliable for my GP, after a 4 hr drive in a small cage then suddenly he's tossed together with a new guy? sounds kinda stressful.
Might his reaction be totally different than on his home turf?
Would it be too risky to gamble on things turning out OK, if we were to just pick up a much younger male, and avoid putting him through the travel stress?
I really never go to Bakersfield.
PS, we really would like to be able to put some thought into which GP we choose, also. there are so many cute ones out there.
Generally, an adult will not hurt a baby. I usually try to pair older pigs with much younger pigs but there is always the factors of personality, cage space, available amenities, and hidden illnesses.
I really think that you should contact Kerri at the Bakersfield rescue. They may be able to meet you somewhere.
Their pigs are on my website:
They all look exactly like that. And so do their dads. We finally got rid of the last of our Martinez cresteds a month ago, but Kerri still has some.
Here are ours:
#1 Starbuck: because he just looks SO CUDDLY!
#2 Gideon: his hairdo is the BEST! and our Henry has sort of a mohawk,
#3 Louis (because he is a youngster and might be easier to match up).
I guess if age doesn't matter for compatibility, then Starbuck and Gideon are running a near tie "just by looks" and what is posted about them.... but Starbuck just seems to exude a huggles look, don't you think?