Worst Guinea Pig carer in the world or the unluckiest?

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GrannyJu1
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Post   » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:55 am


I had to dis-assemble my cameras because kittens kept knocking them down and chewing on the cords. Chewing problem is solved but not the "knocking down".

We still have to put the tree up to see if we can "teach" them to stay out of it. Last year: ImageSugar and the tree #1 12.29.17

rjespicer

Post   » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:07 pm


Nala chewed through the cable of the phone power supply yesterday. I suspect the daughter had unplugged it and left it on the floor when they were out for floor time. Nala is a chewer, we had to get new bowls as she was chewing on the rubber non slip ring around the bottom of our old one.

That is partly why I was wary of putting the camera near the cage or down too low.

The house sitter hasn't been in for training yet, but apparently has said she will send us pictures everyday and make sure they are properly looked after. Apparently she still feels guilty about the door incident in July that preceded the respiratory issues they had and is determined to make up for it. She also knows how much the girls mean to me and apparently is more than a little scared of me, cant think why. ;)

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:26 pm


That is just so funny, GrannyJu1!

p.s. I hope you have a great trip and am sure your girls will do great.

rjespicer

Post   » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:12 pm


So I think we are set.
House Sitter has been trained on cleaning and feeding.
Girls were weighed at the weekend
Suzi - 876g
Nala - 1051g
Chunkita - 1150g

Trimmed all of their nails (well the daughter did, she seems to have the knack)

Camera is set up

I think we are good to go . They appear to have been happy and healthy for a good few weeks now (touch wood) but still nervous about leaving them.

Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah, or what ever holidays you will be celebrating.

Will try and check in if I can but otherwise will catch up with you all once we are back.

Fingers crossed.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:18 pm


Yay! Be sure to have fun!

rjespicer

Post   » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:14 am


So far so good. Not back yet but the girls seem to be doing ok. The camera detected an escape attempt by one of the hamsters, Kali, but we were able to contact the house sitter who returned her to the pen and had taken steps to prevent any further break outs.

Happy New Year

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GrannyJu1
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Post   » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:27 am


Too funny about the attempt of the jailbreak, but glad she was caught in time. I hope the rest of your trip goes as easily.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:02 am


That is cool that you could alert her! Those cams came in handy!!

rjespicer

Post   » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:58 pm


Back home now and all 3 girls seem to be doing well. Suzi and Nala put on a bit of weight while we were away (24g and 29g respectively) while Chunky lost a bit , down 28g. So all good.

The two Hamsters appear to be doing well too.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:14 pm


Super! So glad they are all healthy! Probably a great relief to your pet sitters to have you home :-)

Bookfan
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Post   » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:33 pm


Welcome back! I'm sure the critters are happy about your return.

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