Two adorable female babies in Michigan

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iastate09
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Post   » Wed May 13, 2015 5:12 pm


I'm so glad their uppity-ears are going to stay on GL!! (*probably* so as not to jinx it!)

Sasha the pig

Post   » Wed May 13, 2015 5:39 pm


They are so cute! I do hope that they get a good home. The black one looks like Sasha, but without the long wavy hair :P

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Wed May 13, 2015 6:37 pm


Mapleowl18 - I checked GL very early yesterday and didn't see your post. I think I was depressed because the rescue had found an adopter for them they want to approve. The potential adopter fosters for another rescue and had a guinea pig for 6.5 years. She seems like a good gp mom, although I am a little concerned that she has cats and dogs. However, I know others on here have them too.

I'm depressed because I have become very attached to them and it is hard to think about them leaving. I have two neutered boys in a large, open "free range" cage in the kitchen and don't think I could give them

The rescue is doing a house check this week and I expect the adopter will pass inspection and adopt them.

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Wed May 13, 2015 6:51 pm


Whoops, I submitted the above by mistake while I was working on it. I must have hit some wrong key.

I was working on the second paragraph which was going to end with the idea that I didn't think I could give the girls quite as nice a life as my boys have and wasn't sure they could be put together in one cage. My boys have never fought (not even during their introduction), but I am not sure how it would work with two little girls in the mix.

Even though they might be adopted out, you could always fill in the application form with RASA that I linked in the first post just in case. The rescue knows I listed them here hoping to get a very good home and I would let them know about your application. I would LOVE for them to stay on GL and could drive to Toledo.



WindeSpirit - I'm in Novi, so that would have been a wonderful offer. Thanks!

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Wed May 13, 2015 7:25 pm


Here is Squeekers from a few days ago:

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Here is Wheekers from the same time. I've kept the box they had in their first home. She loves to hop up on it:

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Here is Ivy (notice the blobs of CC on my hand)

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Wheeker's and Squeeker's favorite sport is watching Ivy. See her nose on the far right. (I hope they aren't too attached to her)

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Mapleowl18
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Post   » Wed May 13, 2015 8:47 pm


So cute!

Ok I'll fill out the application. Even if it doesn't work out they'll have a good home. And yes I could take all 3.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed May 13, 2015 8:49 pm


I am sorry you lost your older guys, Mapleowl18. It is hard - I wish they lived longer, healthier lives.

Adopting a few pups sound like a great idea!
I hear there are three :-)

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Mapleowl18
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Post   » Wed May 13, 2015 10:13 pm


I filled out the application.

Here's a picture of my cage setup

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Its technically a modified 2X7 with 2 hay area's slightly separate from the main cage. It raised on a layer of girds to provide storage space for the fleece. I think I might make the hay area's harder for the hay to get behind, and put doors on the under cage storage area's to keep out curious pigs. They liked to lounge on the clean piggy laundry during floor time.

And here's Robin Pig who's bum you can see in the picture
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Talishan
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Post   » Thu May 14, 2015 12:47 pm


Oh boy.

If you can take all 3 and with that setup, I really really really hope the rescue goes ahead and gives them to you.

The other adopter is probably a good caretaker, but if s/he has other animals and is also a rescuer herself (or himself), the chances of you being able to give them more time, direct attention and personal care are much greater.

I think it'll depend on how much the other person wants them. I'm hoping for a situation where that person says "oh this applicant sounds great. Fine with me, let me know if I can help out in future."

S&T -- you've done a wonderful job with Ivy. Kudos to you.

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Thu May 14, 2015 1:24 pm


I agree with Talishan about the time, energy and nice set up.

MapleOwl - I sent you a personal message, but not sure if you have Yahoo in which case I guess messages don't get through. I included a non-Yahoo address for me since my address on GL is a Yahoo address.

Please send me your name. The rescue will read your application. They have many applications for the babies, so they need your name to be able to sort through the list and find it. If you have Yahoo and didn't get my message, post some clue here that would help them find the right application (last name or first few letters of a last name). You'd think Ohio would have been enough of a clue but they couldn't find it.

Let me know that you'll agree to do a video house check. I've already said you and I could meet in Toledo. Also, if you didn't send pictures of the cage set up, would you send them to me?

I think someone there gets on GL sometimes, so I'll send a note with a link to this thread,

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Thu May 14, 2015 1:32 pm


Duh. I did a test note to myself. It turns out I used my gmail account name, so Mapleowl can message me.

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Mapleowl18
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Post   » Fri May 15, 2015 7:58 am


Yay the adoption went through.

I'll pick them up after my 2 week trip to Germany. The plan was adopt piggies after Germany. Which would be the weekend of June 6th.

Yay!

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Fri May 15, 2015 8:29 am


ARe you getting those cute little piggies??? I got lost in the narrative.

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clairey

Post   » Fri May 15, 2015 11:42 am


Yay!

My heart was in my mouth reading all this. Your set up is so perfect. Are you taking all 3?

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WindeSpirit
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Post   » Fri May 15, 2015 12:41 pm


Last email I got mentioned starting the bonding process of all 3, and transport arrangement is being discussed. :-)

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Mapleowl18
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Post   » Fri May 15, 2015 12:43 pm


Yup I'm taking all 3. Even if Ivy doesn't get along with the baby's which she is seeming to, my cage setup is big enough I can split it into a 2X4 and a 2X3.

(That is how Linus and Rob lived for about 6 months until Robin outgrew puberty and decided he liked his next door neighbor. And yes my piggies were spoiled.)

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clairey

Post   » Fri May 15, 2015 1:04 pm


I'm so glad Ivy is coming too. What a horrific start she had in life.

Talishan
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Post   » Sat May 16, 2015 2:41 pm


**Exhale** huge sigh of relief. :-)

Hopefully the other adopter will be able to help in other ways, too.

If anyone needs coffee money, post here (or email me through the mailer).

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sun May 17, 2015 9:09 pm


Yay hooray! Post lots of pictures!

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Sat May 23, 2015 11:18 pm


I pushed for Mapleowl18 and was thankful the rescue decided that was the better home for the babies, especially because they got to stay with Ivy. The other potential adopter fosters rabbits for another rescue, but was less of a guinea pig person. She also had so many other pets, including cats plus there was no place to separate the guinea pigs from the cats. So I was very glad Mapleowl18 will get them.

It will hurt me to give them up! I am really attached to all three of them now, but it helps to know they are going to be spoiled only pets in such a nice cage set up. I have a nice cavy condo for my two (neutered) boys, but five guinea pigs would have been two too many for the cage and it isn't one I can expand.

I've been letting Ivy and the babies have time together every day. They are doing very well. Today the babies shared Ivy's cage while I cleaned their cage and Ivy shared the babies' cage while I cleaned her cage. After I finished cleaning cages, I left the cages side by side with the bars off for two hours and all three of them climbed back and forth. Ivy is a little protective of her hut, but otherwise they get along fine.

Ivy is much more bold when the little ones are around, so I've been seeing more of her. I got a package of carrot shreds. When Ivy saw the babies eating a few out of my hand, she came out of the fleece tube she loves and begged for some too. Same thing happened with wheat grass. This is a huge improvement over the last few weeks.

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