Maggots on a burst CL lump-gross!

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dribble

Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:14 pm


Not knowing much about CL contagion, do you have to sterilize everything that was in her pigs' cage before putting it in the healthy pigs' cage?

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Barbara Osborn
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:16 pm


Yes, good point. We built a brand new cage for them.

We sterilized the hay rack, bottle and food dish before putting the well ones in it.

I should have taken photos, the cage turned out really cute.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:22 pm


How old are the kids? Does she have any spare grids she could snap together and put on top?

I know you know what kids can do.

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Barbara Osborn
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:27 pm


She does have some extra wire shelving that are at least 42" long (which is 3 X 14" grids). I hope that she uses them.

She was concerned about how it would look. They just built a very high end custom home and tomorrow's party is to show it off for the first time. Sandy mentioned that she didn't want to "junk" up the cage.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:06 pm


Hmmm. If the cage were portable enough, I'd move it into another room for the party.

But whatever works for her.

I hope these two pigs heal up okay, Barbara!

Talishan
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:07 pm


Ditto Lynx. If at all possible, it doesn't need to be next to the flat screen on Super Bowl day.

If she can move it, she, her husband, the pigs and the guests will all be more comfortable, I think.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:13 pm


I am guessing the noise will be a pain.

Hey, could you take them for a short time?

HollyT
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:14 pm


May I ask why she wants pets when she's so concerned with looks?

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Barbara Osborn
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:18 pm


Very good question Holly. Things that make you go-ummmm.

Come to think of it, her new home is a showcase for her interior design business.

purrie

Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:22 pm


She needs Bats' cage then.

Good luck with the little sick one.

HollyT
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:25 pm


Geez, guinea pigs then? They are messy critters. Me thinks she'll be calling you in a month to come get them.

Talishan
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:33 pm


If her home is essentially her portfolio for her business, that makes a certain amount of sense. Guinea pigs are not particularly decorative, though, even if she is able and willing to give them the time and care they deserve.

She needs some calm, light-shedding, eye-candy cats, and I don't mean that in a snotty or condescending way -- just realistically for her purposes. I'd agree with HollyT -- please be prepared to be asked to take them back.

Good luck and bless you for helping Snuggles. Please keep us posted on how she's doing.

dribble

Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:48 pm


It sure sounds like you'll be seeing your loaner pigs real soon. Not only are pigs messy but their cages have a certain aroma no matter how often you clean. I also was concerned that she couldn't have picked up the pigs at all if she didn't notice the infection.

You have a big heart to take on the care of these needy pigs. I wish them a speedy recovery -- and shoots under the fingernails to the people at Petco.
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toriandlukesmom2

Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:49 pm


My mom told me last night that my guinea pig cage looked "tacky" in my living room. Umm, I have a 5 year old and a baby, and our house is constantly under rennovation. Who am I trying to impress?

dribble

Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:50 pm


Pshaw. I sold my last house with a huge pig home smack dab in the tiny living room. It didn't seem to deter anyone.

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dgarriques
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:12 pm


When we sold the other house we were in the realtor said the animals have to go, ha are you KIDDING was my reply. I did not move out of sight as she suggested. I told her the animals live in the house to so the potential buyers can just go around them. I made sure they were all clean and picked up before anyone came by but no way was I hiding them away.

The house sold in 2 days and for the asking price, so I don't think the animals were an issue.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:38 pm


Showed her, dgarriques.

I am sure our cages could be much more attractive if we wanted. Would be more work but certainly could be done.

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dgarriques
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:43 pm


It just made me mad and she was selling for US. When she first said anything she actually asked if we could take the girls and Sage to another home while we were showing.

I said if a potential buyer has issues with my animals then they can stay home. Lonnie was shocked as well and was afraid I would really yell when he heard her ask that. I liked her so I was firm but tried to be nice. Actually the couple who purchased the house had a guinea pig and a labrador as well. So no harm no foul.

Sorry for the brief hijack of your thread Barbara. Now back to the important subject. The well being of Sandy's (probably your future) girls. I do hope they get well and have a wonderful life.
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Tracis
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:43 pm


You're a good and caring person, Barbara.

I do hope the new piggies recover without incident, and that your friend Sandy falls in love with your two girls and adapts to the Guinea Pig Way.

HollyT
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:55 pm


Yes I agree with Talishan. Or she needs a black, well behaved standard poodle or something.

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